Toxic Tort Attorneys in Philadelphia

Representing Victims in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, & Nationwide

The unlawful or negligent release of a toxic substance can expose thousands of innocent people to life-altering and potentially deadly medical conditions in a single incident. Our Philadelphia attorneys are proud to represent victims in toxic tort cases from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and across the United States.

Our firm has successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements from corporations and other polluters whose wanton acts have harmed individuals, communities and the environment.

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What is a Toxic Tort?

While most personal injury claims are generally concerned with singular accidents that cause people to suffer serious injuries, toxic torts are often the opposite. A toxic tort is a lawsuit that originates from someone’s exposure to a toxic or otherwise hazardous substance, which usually occurs over time and across repeated exposure incidents.

Toxic exposure that warrants a lawsuit can come from contamination in many forms, including air, soil, water, and food contamination. Substances like beryllium, lead, sulfur dioxide, and arsenic are common culprits in toxic torts.

Although contamination form can vary from case to case, the common thread throughout toxic torts is that the defendants are held liable for failing to properly manufacture or store the contaminants in question.

Toxic Exposure Due to Unsafe Products

A product can cause toxic exposure due to a manufacturing or design defect. For example, Roundup herbicides have been in the center of toxic tort news for years due to the product’s links to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Users have complained that long-term use of the product, or a large amount of skin exposure, can cause this rare form of cancer to develop. In this situation, the toxic exposure was allegedly caused by a design defect, i.e., using an unsafe chemical in the weed killer.

Food products can also be the cause of toxic or unsafe exposure. In recent news, multiple baby food companies have been hit with class actions after heavy metals like arsenic and cadmium were found in their products. In this example, toxic exposure might have been caused by a manufacturing error if it is determined that unsafe elements

Environmental Toxic Exposure & Unsafe Containment

Some of the worst cases of toxic exposure are caused by environmental exposure. Dangerous substances that are stored or disposed of incorrectly can gradually seep out of their containers and into the environment. Soil and groundwater can become poisoned as the toxicity worsens, and anything within the ecosystem will suffer from it. People in entire communities can become ill in severe cases.

Disastrous events like oil spills can also lead to devastating environmental toxic exposure. Even the best and quickest responses to these disasters can only do so much to control the widespread harm caused by the uncontained toxic substances.

Chronic Illnesses & Lifelong Medical Care

Toxic torts are not something that claimants should handle without the assistance or representation of an experienced attorney. Some of the most common effects of toxic exposure are severe illnesses and chronic diseases, like various forms of cancer.

Treating such health conditions will require lifelong medical care, which means the total cost of treatments can be astronomical. Insurance companies will not want to pay such a large amount, regardless of their policyholder’s liability, and they will fight tooth-and-nail in and out of court to protect their finances.

As such, it is important for anyone who needs to file a toxic tort to first consult with a local toxic tort attorney. They can help prepare the claim, investigate liability, calculate damages, and counter any insurance company arguments that will arise.

Types of Toxic Torts We Handle

Exposure to hazardous chemicals and other toxins can arrive through the air, soil or water supply; it can occur in your home, workplace or neighborhood. The effects of contamination may be felt by an individual, a family or an entire community.

Golomb Legal​ has extensive experience in claims related to:

More specifically, we have achieved justice and financial compensation for victims of:

Because toxic tort lawsuits often involve multiple parties and target large corporations, many toxic torts are handled as class action cases. Numerous law firms deny or refer these cases to our accomplished team of toxic tort attorneys.

Why Toxic Tort Lawyers Are Important

Many of the health problems caused by exposure to toxic substances are slow to develop and can necessitate costly, lifelong medical care. Victims of environmental or chemical exposure are sometimes not aware of the initial contact with the toxin and may be unsure as to the cause of their condition.

Toxic tort cases require knowledgeable, tenacious attorneys who have the resources to thoroughly investigate claims, work with experts to establish a clear link between the hazardous substance and the resulting harm, and successfully present that connection.

If you were harmed or a family member suffered wrongful death due to toxic exposure, Golomb Legal may be able to help you pursue financial compensation and justice. Please contact us to schedule your no-cost case evaluation. We welcome prospective clients from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and nationwide.

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