Toxic Exposure and Poisoning

Toxic and Chemical Exposure

Submitted by Norman on Thu, 08/12/2010 - 11:36

It is quite hard to figure out whether an injury/sickness suffered is related to exposure to toxic substances or chemical exposure.

In the United States, the term “toxic tort” is used to depict an increasing area of the law that covers issues as diverse as lead poisoning, tobacco, asbestos, contaminated groundwater exposure, toxic mold, medical devices and prescription medication. While federal and state governments move forward for tort reform to limit toxic tort litigations from flaring up in the court systems, toxic tort cases keep on expanding into new areas.

Can you Make a Personal injury Claim for Food Poisoning?

Submitted by Norman on Tue, 08/03/2010 - 09:01

Food poisoning is a terrible painful affliction, which causes a series of horrible bowel problems which can lead to lost time at work and a great deal of suffering. In cases where this is caused by eating at a restaurant, the restaurant can be held liable in a tort case. Food poisoning is caused by deteriorating food products and the bi-products of the bacteria present in the food.

Personal Injury Claim Launched Against Petting Zoo

Submitted by Norman on Tue, 06/15/2010 - 09:34

A group of individuals is taking legal action against a petting zoo in Surrey, U.K and looking for personal injury compensation after they contracted the e coli disease after visiting the zoo.

The petting zoo, Godstone Farm, was at the center of an e coli outbreak last September and 93 individuals, adults and children, were infected by the disease.

It was the 0157 strain of the disease that infected the individuals, which can be potentially fatal and cause long term health issues.

BP Oil Spill Clean-up Could Lead To More Personal Injury Lawsuits

Submitted by Norman on Wed, 06/09/2010 - 10:24

BP's efforts to try and clear the massive oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico could lead to the oil giant facing even more personal injury lawsuits than they already have.

Over 100 lawsuits have been filed against BP, Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron International in areas of law including lost wages, business loss, lost profits and loss of use of property as well as numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases.

On top of all this, the firm is now facing a new string of personal injury lawsuits; in the form of toxic/chemical exposure and poisoning.