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Toxic Torts

Illnesses Due to Environmental Contamination

The law firm of Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler (BRBS) has extensive experience litigating toxic torts. These are injuries and illnesses caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals and other materials, and they can occur in the home or the workplace. Our firm places a special emphasis on mesothelioma, a deadly condition caused by asbestos exposure. BRBS also helps people get compensated for illnesses caused by other instances of toxic chemical poisoning.

Benzene Exposure in Refinery Workers

Benzene was commonly used for many years as an ingredient in consumer products including solvents, glues, paints, and especially gasoline. However, the chemical is now known to cause at least three types of cancer:

  • Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)

Most of the victims of benzene exposure have been refinery workers, but consumers had also been injured by using products containing the chemical. BRBS helps people get compensation for illnesses due to benzene exposure.

Toxic Encephalopathy in Railroad Workers

A group of chemicals called hydrocarbons (aromatic and chlorinated) are responsible for toxic encephalopathy, a mentally crippling disease. Hydrocarbons are prevalent in the railroad industry, and many railroad workers sustain years of exposure to these poisonous chemicals. Our firm seeks damages for rail workers who have been stricken with toxic encephalopathy.

Vinyl Chloride Exposure in Factory Workers

Most plastics are made with a vinyl chloride. It was popular for many uses in the automobile and construction industries, and was even used in consumer products including hairspray, glue, and paint. However, the chemical is now known to cause liver disease and brain cancer. BRBS represents people seeking compensation for illnesses contracted from the use of vinyl chloride.

Lead Poisoning in Children

Although lead was banned from use in household paint in the United States in the 1970’s, it continues to pose a hazard to children. Lead-based paint chips and dust are often trapped behind walls and baseboards, emerging years later. Imported toys may still use lead paint. Children who innocently consume this material are at risk of lead poisoning, which leads to a range of health problems from digestive disorders to mental retardation. Our Pennsylvania toxic tort lawyers work with families to achieve compensation for illnesses caused by lead paint exposure.

Get Legal Advice When You Are Exposed to a Toxic Substance

You may have the right to compensation when you have been injured by dangerous substances in your work environment or even your home. The law firm of Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler is ready to evaluate your toxic tort case. Contact the firm for a free consultation.

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