Iowa Toxic Tort Lawyer
Repeated exposure to toxins can have catastrophic results, ranging from permanent organ damage to wrongful death. Hazardous substances can be found in many different environments, from people’s workplaces to their private homes. An environmental or toxic tort is a way for victims of these injuries to receive compensation from the party responsible.
At LaMarca & Landry, P.C., our Iowa environmental tort lawyers have two goals: helping victims of negligent employers and property owners, and ensuring that these negligent entities do not repeat their actions. We will help you fight back against the party responsible for your or your loved one’s injuries. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 877-327-2600.
Iowa Toxic Torts
Environmental or toxic tort is body of law related to wrongful acts that cause injuries to innocent people through exposure to dangerous substances. Toxic exposure can result in cancer, brain injuries, birth defects, and organ damage. In the worst cases, it can be fatal.
Toxic torts are generally filed against the manufacturers of hazardous substances, although employers and other parties can also be named as defendants. Our knowledgeable Iowa toxic tort lawyers can assist you with claims involving:
- Worker’s compensation/exposure to chemicals in the workplace
- Exposure to toxic mold
- Exposure to poisonous elements (lead, mercury, manganese, silica, etc)
- Exposure to pesticides, treated woods, benzene, or vinyl chloride
- Negligent waste disposal
- Contamination of groundwater
- Failure to prevent leakage from underground storage tanks or piping systems
Environmental torts involve situations in which industrial, agricultural, or radioactive materials are released into the environment. These substances can dangerously pollute soil, drinking water, groundwater, or even the air people breathe. These torts are often part of real estate litigation, in which a property owner can be liable for damage he or she causes to the community.
LaMarca & Landry, P.C.’s experienced Iowa environmental tort attorneys can assist you with claims related to:
- Storage tank leakage
- Pollution of the groundwater
- CERCLA issues
- Other infractions
Toxic Exposure Damages
If you or a loved one has been hurt by a negligent employer or property owner, you should not have to cope with financial difficulties in addition to your emotional and medical struggles. That is why victims of negligence have the option of filing claims against the parties responsible for their injuries. The compensation for an injury related to toxic exposure can include:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Decreased earning potential
- Household expenses incurred during recovery
Physical and mental pain:
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Permanent disability
The major injuries associated with toxic chemical exposure can be devastating for victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with such an injury, our Iowa toxic tort lawyers can help. Contact us at 877-327-2600 to schedule a free review of your case.