Toxic Chemical Exposure & Birth Defects
Injuries From Chemicals Can Be Disastrous
Many chemical substances used in the past, initially thought to be safe, have recently garnered national attention due to their inherent danger. 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 or diagnosed with cancer or were even killed. Even more horrifying are the effects of toxic chemical exposure on unborn children. Pregnant women, exposed to toxic chemicals, would later give birth and find out that their child would have to endure a radically different, often tragic life. Often, the child would be born with brain injuries, cancers or other birth defects.
Here at Alexander Law Group, LLP, we have decades of extensive experience handling the most complicated toxic chemical exposure cases in San Jose and throughout the Bay Area. We take on all parties responsible, ranging from private employers all the way up to the largest of corporations. Additionally, our attorneys have taken part in several class action lawsuits against major companies. If you or a loved one has been a victim of toxic chemical exposure, contact one of our experienced San Jose toxic chemical exposure and birth defects attorneys today.
What Are Some Dangerous Chemicals?
A multitude of chemicals have caused injuries, birth defects and even wrongful death to workers in the Bay Area. Countless lives and families have been impacted by the use of toxic chemicals. Below you’ll find a list of 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)
Exposure to these and 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’s lymphoma and kidney cancer (TCE exposure)
- Brain cancer (various petroleum products)
- Birth defects (many toxic chemicals, including exhaust gases)
- Bone decay (chronic HF exposure)
It should be noted that these cancers and diseases represent but a fraction of the health complications that toxic chemical exposure can cause. Consult an experienced San Jose toxic chemical and birth defects attorney if you suspect you or a loved one has been exposed.
Types of Injuries
Contact For Compensation For Chemical Injuries
Alexander Law Group, LLP, will passionately work with you to procure all possible monetary compensation you and your family are entitled to. Our goal is to help our clients and their families receive proper compensation for their pain and suffering as a 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.
When our San Jose 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.
When cancer struck me, I thought about all the women that I worked with who had cancer, miscarriages and couldn’t have children. I went to Alexander Law Group and found out I had been working with toxic chemicals that cause cancer. They fought for me and hired a nationally recognized expert to conduct a scientific study of the cancers suffered by my co-workers. I am proud the study is published and helping others to recognize the dangers of working with chemicals. Alexander Law Group fought for all of us and I am very grateful that I found the “right” lawyers. They are superb.~ Alida Hernandez, toxic chemical exposure, San Jose, California
We Can Recover Compensation For Chemical Accidents
Exposure to toxic chemicals 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.
The attorneys at Alexander Law Group, LLP, 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 million recovered for families exposed to arsenic in their groundwater
* Because all cases are different, these figures do not represent a guarantee of outcome.