Exposure to environmental toxins can cause serious illnesses and injuries to all residents and workers of a contaminated area. One of the most common environmental dangers is groundwater that is tainted with chemicals such as mercury, hexavalent chromium, benzene, or pesticides. Additionally, people who work in refineries or around toxins such as asbestos also run the risk of developing serious and potentially fatal health issues.
As Americans become more and more aware of the environment and work to protect it, negligent companies that cause environmental pollution and contamination are forced to adhere to their responsibility of cleaning it up. When they fail to do so, they can be held legally responsible for any injuries or subsequent illnesses that their negligence causes.
Some Illinois environmental injuries and illnesses include:
- Leukemia, which is a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow;
- Lung diseases, such as Asbestosis; and
- Various types of lymphoma, which are cancers that affect the lymphatic system, such as Hodgkin’s disease.
Families and individuals who have developed serious health conditions due to toxic environmental contamination exposure in Illinois may think they don’t have any options other than to simply live with their conditions and hope for the best. However, they would be wrong.
If you or a loved one has developed a serious and potentially life threatening disease because of environmental toxins in your area, you deserve to know your rights. The dedicated Chicago environmental injury attorneys at The Bradley Law Firm understand how difficult a serious illness can be, particularly if it could have been prevented. We will work hard to examine the details of your exposure and the events that took place thereafter and build a strong case on your behalf in order to garner you a fair and just compensation package. To learn more about how the lawyers at The Bradley Law Firm can help you, call 1-800-360-5072 for a free consultation.