Personal Injury LawsuitsToxic Exposure and Poisoning. Toxic exposure occurs when people are exposed to toxic chemicals or materials such as asbestos. Astonishingly, only a fraction of the 75,000 chemicals that are registered with the EPA have undergone adequate testing to assess potential health risks.1
Manufacturers in several industries produce chemicals or other materials that can be dangerous to human health. Over the years some of these companies have been found guilty of negligence. Mesothelioma cancer is a disease caused by exposure to asbestos and has caused many deaths. A number of companies have been found negligent in these deaths. Lawyers have been able to obtain compensation for medical expenses and loss of livelihood for these victims and their families. The area of law that governs toxic exposure is known as toxic tort, and these cases are handled by personal injury attorneys.
Defective Drugs. Defective drugs have side effects that can harm people. While drugs undergo extensive clinical trials and the FDA recalls those that are considered dangerous, some drugs are found to be dangerous even after release to the public.
Pharmaceutical companies that knowingly withhold information regarding a drug's potentially harmful effects may be held liable in a court of law. FDA approval does not absolve a drug company of its responsibility to inform consumers and their physicians of a drug's dangerous potential. Drugs that may be defective include Vioxx, Fen-phen and Paxil. If you have taken any of the drugs that have been recalled and have suffered an injury, contact a defective drug lawyer immediately