Our New York attorney team understands that chemicals are everywhere. They are in common products we buy. We use them regularly at home and work. While chemicals can be helpful, exposure to some harmful toxins through food you eat, water you drink, air you breathe or on your skin can create dangerous, long-term effects for you and your family.
Douglas & London understands the complexity of environmental toxin litigation, including class action suits resulting from widespread chemical exposure in common consumer products to individual cases involving chemicals and solvents that leach into the water, air—and eventually human bodies. We are actively participating in the following large-scale environmental lawsuits:
Other Forms of Exposure
There are a wide variety of environmental toxins. Some of the most common chemical pollutants in waterways across the country, for example, are from gas stations. Studies have shown that fuel additive methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) may cause serious side effects in the gastrointestinal system, kidneys, liver and nervous system. Other dangerous fuel chemicals include benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene. Industry also pollutes the environment with powerful cancer-linked solvents like trichloroethylene (TCE), which contaminate groundwater and then vaporize into homes and other buildings.
Air pollution can damage your health as well. The collapse of the World Trade Center, for example, created an enormous dust cloud that contained asbestos, pulverized cement dust, glass fiber, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Thousands of people exposed to these deadly toxins are now having serious health consequences, some of which may be covered by the Zadroga Act.
Air pollution can exist in your home as well. Toxic mold can build up unseen and impact your health and property. Certain imported drywall has also been shown to cause harmful health effects, damage copper pipes and produce a noxious smell.
If you have experienced serious side effects linked to exposure to environmental toxins, call now to speak to our knowledgeable staff. Douglas & London will provide a full complimentary case evaluation, or you can submit an instant online case evaluation form right here.