What Are Toxic Emissions?
Toxic emissions are pollutants that contaminate the air, making it hazardous for people and wildlife in local communities to breathe. According to the American Lung Association, toxic emissions are most commonly produced by coal-fired power plants, industries, and refineries, as well as from cars, trucks, and buses. Though certain emissions are harder to detect, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has classified over 180 pollutants as hazardous for the general population. Some of the most common toxic emissions that our clients fall victim to are:
- Gases: The most common gases found as toxic emissions are hydrogen chloride, benzene or toluene, dioxin.
- Compounds: Asbestos, a smaller compound commonly found through demolition sites that have been poorly sealed off.
- Elements: Such as cadmium, mercury, and chromium.
Am I a Victim of Toxic Emissions?
Despite the fact that everyone is at risk from exposure to toxic emissions, there are many factors that ultimately determine how severely any toxin will affect one person or an at-risk community. These factors include the level, period, and frequency of exposure to the toxins. Like those individuals with a weaker immune system or those with lung damage, they may be more at risk of experiencing severe side effects. However, we highly recommend setting up an appointment with your doctor or a medical professional to determine whether or not you have been affected by toxic emissions. The most common side effects from exposure to toxic emissions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Eye, nose, and throat irritation
- Difficulty in breathing
- Respiratory damage
- Reproductive systems damage
- Birth and developmental defects
If you believe you are showing any of the symptoms listed above after exposure to toxic emissions, we urge you to seek immediate medical attention.
Can I Receive Compensation?
At Morgan & Morgan, we understand how difficult it can be to recover from exposure to toxic emissions, be it physically or financially, for you and those who depend on you. Hiring an attorney will ultimately increase your chances of receiving the best compensation for your illness or injuries. When you hire us, we’ll get straight to work on your case. Your legal team will gather evidence and consult with experts to ensure your claims are directly linked to the toxic emissions affecting your communities. While every settlement varies from case to case, at Morgan & Morgan, our clients most commonly receive compensation for the following:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- Punitive damages
To learn more about your case and what you may be eligible to recover for your injuries, contact a toxic emissions attorney today for a no-cost, no-obligation case review.
Why Morgan & Morgan?
At Morgan & Morgan, we believe all people have the fundamental right to breathe safe, clean air. Our firm is committed to helping those victims who have been affected by toxic emissions receive the justice they deserve.
Don’t go it alone. With a team of over specialized 700 attorneys and 3,000 support staff, we have the resources to take on America’s biggest bullies, insurance companies. For over 30 years, our team of expert attorneys has been fighting for the People, winning over $9 billion back for our clients. Have you or a loved one suffered from an illness or a life-altering diagnosis after exposure to toxic emissions? If so, we want to help you.
To get started, fill out our free, no-obligation case evaluation form, and one of our toxic emissions attorneys will contact you.