San Jose Chemical Exposure Lawyers
Exposure to toxic chemicals can happen in the workplace or the environment. It can cause serious injuries whether the toxic exposure occurred in high concentrations during a single event or in low doses over a long period of time. Health effects can be immediate, resulting in organ damage, blindness, or death. Or they can appear years or even decades later, resulting in cancers, neurological disorders, and other serious illnesses.
If you or a loved one suffered harm from chemical exposure due to another party’s negligence, you deserve compensation for your medical bills and related expenses. Contact the San Jose chemical exposure lawyers at Alexander Law Group LLP for your free, no-obligation case consultation and to discuss your legal options.
San Jose Chemical Exposure Guide
- Why Choose Alexander Law Group LLP for Your San Jose Chemical Exposure Claim?
- Where Does Chemical Exposure Occur?
- How Are People Exposed to Toxic Chemicals?
- Common Toxic Chemicals
- Health Effects from Chemical Exposure
- Should I Contact a Lawyer if I Think I or a Loved One Has Been Exposed to Toxic Chemicals?
- Contact a San Jose Chemical Exposure Lawyer at Alexander Law Group LLP Today
Why Choose Alexander Law Group LLP for Your San Jose Chemical Exposure Claim?
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 were a victim of toxic chemical exposure, contact an experienced San Jose toxic chemical exposure attorney from Alexander Law Group LLP today.
Our Record of Success in Representing Victims of Toxic Exposure
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 guarantee an outcome.
San Jose Practice Areas
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
Where Does Chemical Exposure Occur?
Exposure to toxic chemicals can occur in various settings and situations. Here are some common places and sources where people may be exposed to toxic chemicals:
Many people are exposed to toxic chemicals in their workplaces, especially in industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, construction, and healthcare. Chemicals used in these industries can include solvents, pesticides, heavy metals, and asbestos, to name a few.
People can be exposed to toxic chemicals in the outdoor environment, including air pollution from industrial emissions, vehicle exhaust, and natural sources. Contaminated water sources, soil, and food can also contribute to exposure.
Food and Water
Contaminated food and water can contain toxic chemicals or contaminants, such as pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria, or industrial chemicals. Consumption of these contaminated products can lead to exposure.
Some everyday consumer products, such as cosmetics, personal care items, and plastics, may contain toxic chemicals like phthalates, parabens, or Bisphenol A (BPA).
Accidents and Spills
Accidents involving the release or spill of toxic chemicals can occur in transportation, industrial facilities, or even in residential areas, leading to sudden and potentially widespread exposure.
Farmers and agricultural workers can be exposed to toxic chemicals through the use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
How Are People Exposed to Toxic Chemicals?
Toxic exposure can occur through various routes, depending on the nature of the toxic substance and the circumstances.
The primary routes of toxic exposure include:
- Inhalation: Breathing in toxic substances through airborne pollutants, fumes, dust, or gasses. For example, exposure to air pollutants from industrial emissions or cigarette smoke can occur through inhalation.
- Ingestion: Swallowing or consuming toxic substances in contaminated food, water, beverages, or objects.
- Dermal (Skin) Contact: Contact with toxic substances through the skin when handling chemicals, working with contaminated materials, or using personal care products that contain harmful ingredients. Some chemicals can penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream.
- Injection: Injection is a less common but significant route of exposure. It can happen through medical procedures, such as injections or intravenous drug use, where toxic substances are introduced directly into the bloodstream.
- Ocular (Eye) Exposure: Contact with toxic substances through the eyes can result in exposure. This can occur when splashes of chemicals or contaminated liquids come into contact with the eyes.
- Parenteral Exposure: This refers to exposure through other means not involving the digestive or respiratory systems. For example, absorption of toxic substances through mucous membranes in the mouth or nasal passages can occur.
Common Toxic Chemicals
A multitude of chemicals have caused injuries, birth defects, and even wrongful death to workers in San Jose and throughout the Bay Area. Countless lives and families have been impacted by the use of toxic chemicals.
Some of the common toxic chemicals that have been used in the past or are still used today in “controlled” environments include:
- Asbestos: a fibrous mineral once widely used in construction and shipbuilding materials. Asbestos exposure is known to cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, and a chronic lung disease called asbestosis.
- Benzene: a chemical used in petrochemicals production, oil and gas refining, coke and coal manufacturing, and rubber tire manufacturing. Benzene exposure is linked to leukemia, specifically acute myeloid leukemia.
- Trichloroethylene (TCE): an industrial degreasing solvent. Exposure to TCE is linked to several cancers and neurological diseases, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, kidney cancer.
Other chemicals that have been linked to health problems, such as cancers, birth defects, and bone decay, include:
- Crude oil, gasoline, and other solvents
- Exhaust fumes
- Ethylene glycol
- Hydrofluoric acid (HF)
- Hydrochloric acid (HC)
Health Effects from Chemical Exposure
Exposure to these and other toxic chemicals can cause serious health complications. Some toxic materials, such as asbestos and benzene, 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.
These cancers and diseases represent just a fraction of the health complications that toxic chemical exposure can cause. Consult an experienced San Jose toxic chemical attorney if you suspect you or a loved one has been exposed.
Should I Contact a Lawyer if I Think I or a Loved One Has Been Exposed to Toxic Chemicals?
Yes, consulting a lawyer is typically the first step in pursuing legal action for harm caused by toxic chemical exposure. A lawyer can provide you with a comprehensive assessment of your case, explain your legal options, and guide you through the entire process, increasing your chances of achieving a favorable outcome and receiving the compensation you deserve.
Here are several how a lawyer with Alexander Law Group LLP can help with your claim:
Lawyers specializing in environmental or toxic tort law have the necessary knowledge and experience to navigate complex legal issues related to chemical exposure cases. They can assess the merits of your case and provide guidance on your legal options.
Toxic exposure cases often involve multiple parties, including individuals, corporations, or government entities. A lawyer can help identify the responsible parties and hold them accountable for their actions or negligence.
Lawyers can help you gather crucial evidence to support your case. This may include medical records, environmental data, expert witness testimony, and documentation of the exposure incident.
A lawyer can help you determine the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and long-term health effects. They can work with experts to calculate the financial compensation you may be entitled to.
In many cases, toxic exposure claims are resolved through settlements before going to court. An experienced lawyer can negotiate on your behalf to secure a fair settlement that covers your damages.
If a settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer can file a lawsuit and represent you in court. They will advocate for your rights and present your case to a judge and jury if necessary.
Statute of Limitations
There are legal time limits, known as statutes of limitations, that dictate how long you have to file a lawsuit after being harmed by toxic exposure. A lawyer can ensure that you meet these deadlines and preserve your legal rights.
Class Action or Mass Tort Actions
If many individuals have been harmed by the same toxic exposure source, your lawyer can help determine if pursuing a class action or mass tort lawsuit is appropriate.
Having a San Jose personal injury lawyer can provide you with legal protection, ensuring that your rights are upheld and that you are not taken advantage of by the parties responsible for the exposure.
Contact a San Jose Chemical Exposure Lawyer at Alexander Law Group LLP Today
If you or a loved one have been harmed by exposure to toxic chemicals, remember that you have legal rights and options to seek justice and compensation for your damages. Your health and well-being are paramount, and taking action is crucial.
Don’t face this challenging situation alone. Our team of experienced environmental and toxic tort lawyers is here to help you every step of the way. We understand the complexities of these cases and are dedicated to advocating for your rights.
Take the first step toward justice and contact us today for a free consultation. Your voice matters, and together, we can work towards holding those responsible for your exposure accountable. Your path to recovery and compensation starts here.
Contact us today at (408) 289-1776 or through our online form to discuss your case and explore your legal options.] We’re here to fight for your rights and ensure a brighter, healthier future for you and your family.
Alexander Law Group, LLP – San Jose Office
Address: 99 Almaden Blvd., Suite 700, San Jose, CA 95113