Coke Oven Emission Cases

Coke oven emissions are a mixture of coal tar, coal tar pitch, volatiles, creosote, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and metals. Over 20 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are found in coke oven emissions, including benzopyrene, benzanthracene, chrysene, and phenanthrene. If you work in heavy industries such as the iron or steel industry, you are inevitably exposed to numerous toxic agents, including coke oven emissions. In the regrettable case that you or your community were exposed to coke oven emissions released into the environment by various companies and came to struggle with serious diseases, you are entitled to financial compensation, which our attorneys, whose main area of practice is toxic exposure, will help you recover by filing a lawsuit or a class-action lawsuit.

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Frequent exposure to coke oven emissions increases the risk of developing lung cancer

Coke is a fuel that contains carbon made from coal which is preponderantly used in the manufacturing process of steel and iron. The emissions of coke ovens involve dust, vapors, and gases, as well as various carcinogenic substances such as arsenic and cadmium.

Consequently, people who work in coking plants and coal-tar production plants have a high risk of developing severe conditions, including lung cancer.

Moreover, exposure to coke oven emissions may occur for workers in the aluminum, steel, graphite, electrical, and construction industries. Nevertheless, communities may also be affected by coke oven emissions if they are in close proximity to these facilities. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, coke oven emissions are a known human carcinogen. The following are the diseases and conditions you can develop if you were heavily exposed to coke oven emissions:

  • conjunctivitis
  • severe dermatitis
  • lesions of the respiratory system
  • lesions of the digestive system
  • esophageal cancer
  • lung cancer
  • bronchial cancer
  • kidney cancer
  • prostate cancer

It is worthy of note that chemicals recovered from coke oven emissions are used as raw materials for manufacturing items such as plastics, solvents, dyes, paints, and insulation. If you or your community came to struggle with diseases as a result of coke oven emissions exposure, you are entitled to financial compensation, which our attorneys will gladly help you obtain from the responsible companies. We will file a lawsuit or a class-action lawsuit against each and every liable party so that you can benefit from the largest sum of money you deserve for your suffering.

Quality legal representation for people injured by coke oven emissions

Since 1990, we have been providing quality legal representation to victims of toxic exposure and are willing to go to great lengths to help you as well. If your health was affected by exposure to coke oven emissions, you are eligible for compensation from the companies that released these dangerous chemicals into your environment. Similarly, if your community came to struggle with diseases and health problems as a consequence of coke oven emissions, we will help you recover fair compensation by filing a class-action lawsuit against the liable companies. It is important to know that working with our legal team is free of charge unless we obtain financial compensation for you, as we work on a contingency fee basis.