Fort Wayne Toxic Torts Attorneys
When another party’s negligence or misconduct exposes an individual to dangerous chemicals and toxins, damages may be pursued under Indiana’s toxic tort laws.
If you suspect that you have suffered personal injury due to toxin exposure, it is essential to immediately consult with a personal injury attorney about your damages. Cases of this nature are incredibly complex and trying, as two difficult to prove facts must be evident:
- Exposed substance directly caused personal injury
- The defendant’s actions caused the exposure that led to damages
Dangerous Toxic Substances
Numerous types of toxic chemicals exist that can cause serious personal injury and even wrongful death of an individual, including:
- Toxic waste
- Medical products
- Nuclear radiation
- Chemicals in food and/or drinking water
- Heavy metals
Injuries Sustained Due to Toxic Substances
Individuals that have suffered personal injuries due to toxic substances may not feel the repercussions of exposure for years later. When they do arise, common injuries include:
- Lung cancer
- Birth defects
- Heart disease
- Brain damage
- Organ damage
If you suspect that exposure to toxins caused you personal injury, you must speak out about your damages. A combined chorus of voices with similar geographical backgrounds is the first indication of grounds for a toxic torts lawsuit.
Compensation in Toxic Torts
If a proven causality between injuries sustained and exposure to toxic chemicals exist, as well as evidence that the defendant’s actions caused exposure, then injured parties may be entitled to compensation for damages, which can include:
- Related medical bills, including doctor visits, chemotherapy, medication costs and related surgeries
- Loss of earnings
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Funeral expenses and loss of companionship, if injuries led to an individual’s wrongful death
- Physical and emotional suffering
Free Interview – No Fee Until Settlement or Recovery
Toxic torts can take years to successfully litigate as evidence is gathered and injured parties speak up about their damages. Often, toxic torts evolve into class-action lawsuits with thousands of individuals combining their cases into a single suit.
If you suspect that dangerous toxins have caused personal harm to you or a loved one and you live in the Fort Wayne area, please contact our toxic torts office online or call us at (800) 628-2904 to schedule your free interview with Richard Truitt at Truitt Law Offices. We operate on a contingency basis, meaning you do not pay until we recover damages for you. Make your first call, your only call.