Diseases caused by toxic exposure & products

Diseases caused by toxic exposure & products video

As the second most common cause of death, cancer occurs in nearly 2 million people and claims the lives of over 600,000 individuals every year in the U.S. Toxic exposure is a lesser-known risk factor for cancer and usually takes place in occupational settings. However, taking certain medications contaminated with harmful substances may also result in cancer. During the last century, over 100 million Americans were exposed to asbestos, as the mineral was present in more than 3,000 products, and manufacturers and employers were keeping people in the dark about the dangers of exposure. Nowadays, the fire suppressant AFFF poses a major health threat to military and civilian firefighters, as it contains PFAS, a group of over 5,000 toxic substances known as "forever chemicals". Exposure to dangerous chemicals also occurred on approximately 700 military bases across the country. If you struggle with cancer and have a history of toxic exposure or have used a contaminated drug, we encourage you to get in touch with our attorneys, who might be able to help you obtain financial compensation.

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Cancer & other diseases claims for victims & family members

Since 1990, our attorneys have been dedicating their endeavors to assisting toxic exposure victims to recover financial compensation for their injuries. Whether your health problem was caused by exposure to harmful substances in the workplace or the military or by using a defective product or drug, our resourceful legal team is ready to offer you the help you need. The following are the cases for which we can assist you in filing a claim:

Cancer and other diseases with high association with toxic exposure & defective products

The attorneys and legal team at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. handle claims and pursue financial compensation for many diseases including the following. Each can be caused by multiple toxic agents or defective drugs & products. If you have one of these diagnoses, please click on it and find out whether it has a connection with your history of toxic exposure or defective drug use.

Diseases caused by toxic exposure on military bases

Over 700 military bases in the U.S. have a history of toxic environmental contamination. Located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, the military base Camp Lejeune was supplied with contaminated water between 1953 and 1987. The following are the diseases veterans and civilians who lived on military bases can develop as a consequence of drinking toxic water or exposure to harmful chemicals from other sources:

If you have any of these diagnoses, we advise you to contact our law firm, as we have been pursuing compensation for veterans since 1990 and have the necessary knowledge, experience, and resources to help you, too, if we determine you are eligible to file a military toxic exposure claim. Under the new Camp Lejeune Justice Act, everyone whose health was affected by toxic water at this military base may be able to obtain compensation.

Diseases caused by AFFF exposure

In 1966, the formula for AFFF was developed by the U.S. Navy and the 3M company. This fire suppressant, which is effective for jet fuel and petroleum fires, has since been used by military and civilian firefighters. However, it is extremely harmful, as it contains perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS or "forever chemicals". Not only do they persist in the environment, but also in the human body. Firefighters who have been using AFFF may develop these cancers:

Whether you are or were a military or civilian firefighter and developed one of these malignant diseases, you should not postpone calling our legal team. To check your eligibility, we will only need your employment or military records and your medical records. If you are entitled to financial compensation, our diligent attorneys will file a claim with the responsible AFFF manufacturers and a VA disability claim if you are or were a military firefighter.

Diseases caused by asbestos exposure

Today, only 1.3 million people are exposed to asbestos in the country, but they usually wear adequate protective equipment to prevent toxic exposure. Nevertheless, between the 1920s and the 1980s, over 100 million people, mostly industrial workers, were exposed to asbestos in dozens of occupational settings and also in the military. Any disease caused by asbestos exposure takes between 20 to 50 years to occur, as the toxic asbestos fibers gradually cause inflammation and tissue scarring inside the body, which eventually gives way to malignant tumors. These are the diseases known to have a strong connection with asbestos exposure:

If you are a former industrial worker or a veteran with a history of asbestos exposure, you should get in touch with our attorneys, as they specialize in toxic exposure. By virtue of their experience, they might be able to help you file a claim with the asbestos trust funds of the companies whose products you handled and with the VA if you are a veteran. Since asbestos manufacturers and employers went to incredible lengths to cover up the dangers of exposure, when the truth came to light, most had to file for bankruptcy and set up asbestos trust funds for future toxic exposure victims. Therefore, asbestos trust funds are the main source of compensation for former industrial workers and veterans.

Diseases caused by Camp Lejeune water contamination

Between 1953 and 1987, two of the eight water distribution systems at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with toxic chemicals. Approximately one million people lived at the military base during that period, nearly all of whom drank tainted water. Today, many veterans and family members who spent time at Camp Lejeune struggle with awful diseases as a consequence of drinking tainted water. These are the diagnoses that have a significant association with consuming toxic water at the military base:

If you have any of these diseases or if your child was born with a congenital malformation, we strongly encourage you to contact our experienced attorneys, as you might be entitled to financial compensation. To determine whether you qualify to file a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim, we will need your military and medical records, which our legal team will carefully review. Once we deem you eligible, our attorneys will promptly begin preparing your claim for submission. Similarly, if you are a family member of a veteran who spent at least 30 consecutive days at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, you should also reach out to us, as we might be able to help you, too.

Diseases caused by toxic baby food

It has come to light that many popular baby food manufacturers fail to test for toxic contaminants such as heavy metals in their raw ingredients and finished products. A congressional report exposed four baby food companies for allowing dangerous concentrations of arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury in their products, exposure to which is linked to the following autism spectrum disorders:

To make matters worse, the FDA devised a plan to minimize the presence of heavy metals in baby food that would come to fruition within several years in the context in which children need clean, non-toxic food immediately. If you fed your child toxic baby food and they developed a form of autism, please get in touch with our law firm, as you might be eligible to file a claim.

Autism caused by acetaminophen

Using acetaminophen, sold under the popular brand name Tylenol, during pregnancy has been associated with a high risk of having a baby with autism. A study found a 20% greater autism risk for children who were exposed to Tylenol in the womb for a significant time. However, to become eligible to file a claim if you took the drug while you were pregnant and gave birth to a baby who developed one of these autism spectrum disorders, you must have also fed your child toxic baby food:

To become eligible to file a claim, you must meet both criteria. Our attorneys will thoroughly review your case once you send in the necessary documents, specifically evidence of you having taken Tylenol during your pregnancy in the form of prescriptions, your child's medical records, and proof of having fed them baby food with heavy metals. If we determine that you might be entitled to financial compensation, we will promptly begin working on your Tylenol autism claim.

Parkinson's disease caused by paraquat exposure

As one of the most commonly used herbicides, paraquat is highly toxic, and frequent exposure can eventually result in Parkinson’s disease. People who regularly use paraquat, most of whom are farmworkers, have a 250% higher risk of developing this neurodegenerative disorder. Furthermore, paraquat exposure that occurs within 1,600 feet of a home increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease by 75%.

Both farmworkers and their families might be entitled to financial compensation if they have a history of paraquat exposure and struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Paraquat can be found on the market under many brand names, including Firestorm, Parazone, and Gramoxone. If you or a family member has Parkinson’s disease as a consequence of paraquat exposure, we encourage you to get in touch with our toxic exposure attorneys, who will gladly review your case.

Diseases caused by toxic hair relaxers

It has recently come to light that many hair relaxers, most of which are marketed to Black women, contain toxic, endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as formaldehyde and phthalates. Up to 80% of women who often straighten their hair using these products are at high risk of developing a serious disease. With each use, these chemicals accumulate in the bloodstream, increasing the likelihood of coming to struggle with cancer. These are the diseases women who use chemical hair relaxers are at risk of developing:

Some of the hair relaxer manufacturers found to allow toxic chemicals in their products are L’Oréal, Revlon, and Strenght of Nature. If you are a regular hair relaxer user and developed one of the above diseases, we advise you to get in touch with our experienced attorneys, who will assess your case to determine whether you are eligible to file a claim and possibly obtain financial compensation for your physical and emotional pain.

Quality legal assistance for toxic exposure victims

For nearly 30 years, our law firm has been dedicated to pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims, and our diligent attorneys will check your eligibility if you know or suspect you might have been in contact with hazardous agents in the workplace or in the military and have a cancer diagnosis. Because we are well aware of how overwhelming struggling with cancer can be, we will strive to make the process as easy to navigate as possible. For this reason, we will only request your employment or military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records.

After a careful assessment of your case, you will know for sure whether you are eligible to file a claim for toxic exposure. Eligible clients will have their claims filed with the responsible parties and with the VA if they are veterans. Our skilled legal team will take care of the most complex aspects of the process on your behalf so you can keep focusing on your health and treatment in the meantime. If our endeavors are successful and everything works in our favor, you may receive the maximum financial compensation you are entitled to from the culprits.