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What Are The Effects Of Toxic Exposure?

On Behalf of | Apr 12, 2023 | Personal Injury |

Exposure to toxic substances could cause severe health conditions. These cases happen at work, where employees in specific industries deal with hazardous chemicals. However, exposure to these toxins can happen anywhere, endangering anyone regardless of age and occupation.

The consequences of your toxic exposure could vary, including the following:

  • Respiratory organs: Victims can inhale chemicals, molds and other toxins. Some substances have lower risks, but prolonged exposure could cause asthma, leading to severe harm or death if left untreated.
  • Skin: Certain toxic substances could lead to pigment problems, dermatitis, chloracne and other severe conditions.
  • Kidneys and liver: Chemicals could affect these organs if exposed for extended periods. Specific organic solvents and heavy metals could impact renal function.
  • Nervous system: Neurotoxicants could have mild to severe effects on the nervous system. These chemicals cause adverse impacts over time, resulting in devastating health conditions. If left undiagnosed and untreated, it could cause dementia or psychosis.
  • Reproductive system: Toxins could cause subtle but severe problems, usually manifesting as infertility, pregnancy complications and hormonal issues.
  • Cardiovascular system: Specific chemicals could affect an individual’s heart rate and blood pressure. Doctors might also link specific contaminants to serious health issues, including anemia and leukemia.

Still, you might need extensive medical tests and examinations to determine if toxic exposure caused your condition.

Can I sue for toxic exposure?

If you have a severe illness caused by toxic exposure, you might have no choice but to deal with the extensive costs of medical care. Fortunately, you could file a personal injury claim, depending on the circumstances.

For instance, individuals and communities who suffered from trichloroethylene (TCE) exposure successfully pursued compensation. They could do so because their exposure happened due to the negligence of specific companies and manufacturers.

Still, factors could vary from case to case. Your ability to file a claim might depend on the state laws and circumstances related to your exposure. Fortunately, your diagnosis and other evidence could help determine your eligibility and what to do next.