When a product is allowed on the market that is toxic and injures or kills a consumer, a toxic tort may be a way for the injured party or his or her family to seek justice. There have been a number of very high profile toxic tort cases including the massive class action tobacco lawsuits. The toxic substance or product–in this case, tobacco–caused illness and death to millions of people. A tort is the area of law that allows people to seek compensation for personal wrongdoings and injuries.
Toxic tort lawsuits vary greatly depending on the type of toxin and the exposure method in question. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a toxic substance or product, contact the Des Moines personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 to find out about filing a toxic tort lawsuit.
Types of Toxic Torts
People can be exposed to toxic substances in many ways including:
- Pharmaceuticals–medications can be toxic and still readily available on the market.
- Consumer products–there are entities which try to track consumer products, but there are so many products put onto the market every day that many fall through the cracks.
- Exposure at work–work exposure to toxins is one of the most common reasons for toxic tort lawsuits. A good example of this is with asbestos exposure.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a harmful substance you were unknowingly exposed to, contact the Des Moines toxic tort attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.