Many chemical substances used in the past, initially thought to be safe, have recently garnered national attention due to their inherently dangerous nature. These chemicals proved to be toxic to the people who worked with, handled, or transported them. There have even been reports of family members contracting cancers and medical conditions by merely handling the clothing of the people who worked with such toxic chemicals. The result of this toxic chemical exposure was life changing for those involved. Workers often were left disabled, diagnosed with cancer, or were even killed. Even more horrifying are the effects of toxic chemical exposure to unborn children. Pregnant mothers, exposed to toxic chemicals, would later on give birth and find out that their child would have to endure a radically different, often tragic life. Oftentimes the child would be born with brain injuries, cancers, or other birth defects.
There exists a multitude of various chemicals that have caused injuries, birth defects and even wrongful deaths to workers in San Francisco. Countless lives and families have been impacted by the use of toxic chemicals. Below you’ll find a list of some common toxic chemicals that have been used in the past or are still used today in “controlled” environments.
- Crude Oil, Gasoline, and other Solvents
- Exhaust Fumes
- TCE (Trichloroethylene)
- Ethylene Glycol
- HF (Hydrofluoric Acid) and HC (Hydrochloric Acid)
The exposure to these (and various other) toxic chemicals can cause serious health complications. Some toxic materials, such as asbestos, create cancers and health conditions that don’t present themselves until many years later. Usually when these cancers are diagnosed, the news for the victim and surviving family is grim. Exposure to toxic chemicals and materials can cause:
- Mesothelioma and Asbestosis (asbestos exposure)
- Leukemia (benzene exposure)
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Kidney Caner (TCE exposure)
- Brain Cancer (various petroleum products)
- Birth Defects (many toxic chemicals, including exhaust gasses)
- Bone Decay (chronic HF exposure)
It should be noted that these cancers and diseases represent but a fraction of the various health complications that toxic chemical exposure can cause. Consult an experienced San Francisco toxic chemical and birth defects attorney if you suspect you or a loved one have been exposed.
Exposure to toxic chemicals has, and can cause serious medical problems. For the families and victims of these exposures, the medical bills alone can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Additionally, the injuries are all too often permanent and lifelong. Unborn children, whose mothers were exposed to toxic chemicals, can have their lives taken away before they take their first breath. The emotional pain and suffering victims and families experience can only be described as truly tragic.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of toxic chemical exposure, contact one of our experienced San Francisco toxic chemical exposure and birth defects attorneys today. Here at Alexander Law Group, we have decades of extensive experience handling the most complicated of toxic chemical exposure cases. We take on all parties responsible, ranging from private employers all the way to the largest of corporations. Additionally, our attorneys have taken part in a number of Class Action Lawsuits against major companies. The attorneys at Alexander Law Group have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in damages for the pain and suffering they have incurred as a result of toxic chemical exposure. Below you’ll find a brief recount of a few of the cases we have won for our clients.
- $4.25 million recovered due to a brain injury caused by methanol fumes to a child.
- $15.5 million recovered for Sacramento citizens exposed to methyl isothiocyanate.
- $180 million recovered for 60,000 California citizens exposed to oleum.
- $1.8 million recovered for a mother exposed to toxic solvents while pregnant.
- $2.0 million recovered for families exposed to arsenic in their ground water.
* Because all cases are different, these figures do not represent a guarantee of outcome.
The San Francisco toxic chemical exposure and birth defects attorneys at Alexander Law Group will passionately work with you to procure all possible monetary compensation you and your family are entitled. Our goal is to help our clients and their families receive proper compensation for their pain and suffering as the result of toxic chemical exposure and birth defects. We realize that this is a difficult time for you and know it can be hard to associate a dollar amount to an injury, or even to a life. Fortunately, this is an area our attorneys specialize in. Our results speak for themselves. You can reach one of our San Francisco toxic chemical exposure and birth defects attorneys at 1.888.777.1776. Alternatively, you can reach us by e-mail and we will get back to you promptly.
When our firm accepts cases, we operate on a contingent fee basis. Simply stated, if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay anything.
After facing a life changing medical diagnosis due to toxic chemical exposure or birth defects, you need compassionate, knowledgeable attorneys on your side. We are here to help you with your toxic chemical exposure or birth defects case. We have the experience needed to succeed. We are here to fight for you.
Please call or contact us today.