Experienced New York Attorneys Handle Toxic Tort Claims
Mineola law firm litigates chemical exposure cases
There are thousands of chemicals that can cause harm to humans. Exposure to harmful chemicals can happen all at once during a chemical spill or slowly over time in the workplace. Exposure to toxic chemicals can show up in many ways in the human body, from causing cancers and rare blood diseases to birth defects, mesothelioma and death. These chemicals, which can be a danger to people and the environment, can end up in the air, soil or water that people come in contact with every day. There are many causes of disease, and it can be difficult to prove that a specific instance of disease was caused by a company’s actions. At The Law Office of Frank J. Cassisi, P.C., we investigate cases of toxic exposure on behalf of both injury victims and companies facing claims.
Bringing a toxic tort claim on behalf of New York victims
If a person or group of people is made sick due to the negligent or unlawful actions of another person or a company, the law may impose liability on the person or company responsible. Toxic exposure can lead to a wide range of conditions, from deadly cancers to chronic respiratory problems to learning disabilities in children. When you have received the diagnosis of a rare, deadly disease after years and even decades of exposure to harmful chemicals, we represent you and we seek to hold the negligent parties responsible for your injuries and losses.
Defending corporations and organizations against toxic tort claims
When people get sick, they often look for someone to blame. While certain substances do cause illness, many claims of correlation between exposure and disease are overblown. At The Law Office of Frank J. Cassisi, P.C., our attorneys investigate any toxic tort claims against your business or organization. We work with you to develop a strategy for litigation or negotiation that takes into account the financial and logistical goals of your company. Our legal team also understands the need for discretion when your business’s public image is on the line. Toxic tort cases can result in large judgments or settlements against your organization, so it is important to make sure you are represented by an experienced Mineola attorney.
Understanding toxic tort claims
Toxic torts tend to involve large numbers of individuals taking action against large corporations, so they are often handled as a class action. Our firm’s attorneys represent both individuals and organizations in claims involving:
- Environmental chemical exposure. Air, water, soil contamination by arsenic, pesticides, chemical spills, hazardous waste dumping, brown fields and other contaminated places
- Occupational exposure to toxic substances. Asbestos, poor indoor air quality, mold, radiation, solvents, benzene, lead, vinyl chloride and coal tar pitch
- Residential exposure. Asbestos exposure, mold contamination, off-gassing of the hazardous chemicals found in building materials and other contaminants found in the home
As attorneys with experience in handling toxic tort cases, we understand both the science and the regulations that govern occupational and environmental exposure to harmful chemicals. We have access to a team of environmental scientists, medical professionals and investigators who work to prove the origin of an illness or injury. We work with you to achieve an optimal result through litigation or settlement negotiations.