New Orleans Chemical Exposure Lawyers
We’re exposed to chemicals every day, and while many of these are useful or beneficial, some of them are dangerous and even deadly. For example, between 2001 in 2008, many homeowners suffered injury and property damage due to Chinese drywall exposure in Louisiana and other states. Chinese drywall used at the time — and still present in some homes — was found to emit reactive sulfur gases, producing an unpleasant odor, corroding metal components in the walls and causing homeowners to fall ill.
In addition to Chinese drywall cases, people fall ill due to lead poisoning, asbestos exposure and exposure to many other kinds of toxins. The attorneys at Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm have worked with clients suffering after being exposed to chemicals and poisons. Our attorneys work diligently on behalf of these clients so they can move forward with their lives. If you have become ill due to toxin exposure, contact the Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm to discuss your situation.
How NOLA Chemical Exposure Happens
Many people in New Orleans and Louisiana are exposed to chemicals and toxins in one of three places:
- In the workplace. Manufacturing and other industries, especially, may expose workers to dangerous chemicals and elements, particularly if proper safety protocols aren’t followed.
- At school. In schools, asbestos, lead paint and other toxins can affect children’s safety and well-being. Schools are supposed to be safe places, especially since young people spend so many hours a day over so many years in school.
- At home. Homeowners may be exposed to radon, Chinese drywall, asbestos, lead paint and other toxins in their own home, especially if past homeowners weren’t diligent in disclosing all dangers in the home.
Why Contact a Chemical Exposure Lawyer in New Orleans?
If you have been exposed to any dangerous toxins or chemicals in the workplace, in your home or anywhere else, it’s important to contact an attorney. These cases are often very difficult. There may be years or even decades of time between the moment of exposure and your eventual symptoms.
Even if you develop cancer or another potentially life-threatening condition as a result of your exposure to a dangerous chemical or element, those responsible may be unwilling to offer you compensation without a legal claim or without an attorney involved. It may be difficult to prove negligence or even a direct cause between chemical exposure and your current medical condition. A qualified attorney understands how to use medical evidence to prove your claim and to advocate for your compensation.
If you’ve been exposed to any toxins or dangerous chemicals, contact the Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm for legal advice and support. Dangerous chemicals you may have been exposed to could take years to manifest any symptoms, but these symptoms can be devastating. Our attorneys can investigate the cause of your condition and gather evidence to present in court so that you have a strong case for compensation for your medical costs and other bills.