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Toxic contaminants in water, soil, air, and food can cause cancer, birth defects, and many other serious health problems. For many years, the United States has had stringent laws in place controlling the production, use, and disposal of toxic materials to prevent contamination and maintain a safe environment. Unfortunately, companies and individuals sometimes violate these standards through laziness, inattention, or concern for profit. When they do and your family is affected, a toxic tort and environmental lawyer from our firm can help. Your attorney based in Malden, near Boston, at Rodman, Rodman & Sandman will pursue every avenue to make sure that your family is amply compensated.

Symptoms of Toxic Chemical Exposure

Symptoms of chemical exposure vary widely depending on the specific chemicals. Many toxics are carcinogens, meaning that they eventually cause cancer. Asbestos, which causes both mesothelioma and lung cancer, is one example. This naturally occurring mineral was used until the 1970's in a wide variety of consumer products, causing thousands of deaths. If you retain a Rodman, Rodman & Sandman environmental and toxic tort attorney, you will know that your lawyer has handled hundreds of asbestos-related claims in Malden, Boston, and nationwide, with many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.

Other toxic chemicals cause birth defects, breathing problems, immune deficiency, anemia, organ damage, and many other conditions. In many cases, people who have simply felt chronically unwell for reasons they cannot identify learn that they have fallen victim to toxic exposure. If you think you or someone you love might be showing symptoms of chemical exposure, you should visit a doctor immediately and then speak with us about your case. Your environmental lawyer from Rodman, Rodman & Sandman is a veteran attorney who can help file a toxic tort case against the offenders, holding them accountable for cleaning up their irresponsible pollution and compensating you for your exposure.

Common Toxic Substances

Many toxic contaminants, though not all, are human-synthesized chemicals used in industrial applications. They are often leaked during careless waste disposal, leading to water and soil contamination. In other cases, workers who use these substances on the job are exposed due to breakdowns in safety. A toxic tort and environmental lawyer from our firm can help in either case.

Common offenders include:

  • Asbestos: A naturally occurring mineral that causes respiratory problems and is also a carcinogen.
  • Mercury: A liquid metal sometimes used in thermometers. Symptoms of mercury poisoning resemble autism.
  • Benzene: A colorless, odorless, and extremely flammable liquid compound. It was once used as a gasoline additive, and is still an important industrial solvent. It is also a potent carcinogen.
  • Lead: A poisonous metal that causes organ damage and failure, including brain damage.
  • Toxic mold: Often found in homes and other buildings with water damage or poor maintenance. Mold can cause respiratory problems, cognitive difficulties, and other illnesses.
  • Manganese: Most commonly used in the production of stainless steel and other metal alloys. Manganese exposure causes manganism, which is similar to Parkinson's disease.
  • Vinyl chloride: Used in the production of PVC for pipes and more. Vinyl chloride is highly carcinogenic. It also causes liver damage.
  • Silica: Also known as silicon dioxide. Found in sand, quartz, and other rock, as well as concrete and glass. When inhaled, it causes a respiratory condition called silicosis.

If you live near a facility that uses any of these substances and you think you may have been exposed, discuss your case with an environmental and toxic tort attorney at Rodman, Rodman & Sandman as soon as possible.

Contact a Toxic Tort and Environmental Attorney

If you or a member of your family has been exposed to a toxic chemical due to another party's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Discuss your case with a toxic tort and environmental attorney. For a lawyer you can trust, contact Rodman, Rodman & Sandman, serving Boston and Malden, Massachusetts.