Mesothelioma and Toxic Tort Attorneys in New York City, White Plains and throughout the Hudson Valley

At The Law Offices of Francis X. Young, with offices in Manhattan and White Plains, our mesothelioma attorneys and toxic tort lawyers are committed to helping you every step of the way to ensure you receive them maximum compensation for your injuries.

Toxic tort litigation is a particular type of personal injury lawsuit in which the plaintiff claims that exposure to a chemical caused the plaintiff’s injury or disease. Mesothelioma is at the forefront of this particular part of the law due to its link to asbestos. Asbestos was used for decades as an insulator for a host of products, many of which had been used in homes throughout the world.

If you or someone you know have been a victim of asbestos or chemical exposure, please contact our mesothelioma/toxic tort lawyers. To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 or click here to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Home and hospital consultations available.

What is chemical exposure?

Chemical exposure occurs when people come into contact with toxic chemicals. A person might suffer from chemical exposure at work, at home because of a dangerous or defective product or through environmental contamination. Chronic exposure to some heavy metals that are considered carcinogenic or possibly carcinogenic may result in cancer or neurological diseases

Chemical exposure is responsible for a variety of serious injuries and illnesses. Mesothelioma, acute myeloid leukemia,  lead poisoning, some types of cancer, birth injuries and other serious conditions are all closely linked to exposure to unsafe chemicals. When chemical exposure does lead to injury or illness, our lawyers can help victims defend their rights.

Mesothelioma, A Brief Overview Explained by our Mesothelioma and Toxic Tort Attorneys
Offices in White Plains and New York City

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that attacks the layers of mesothelial cells, which form the thin lining (mesothelium) of the lung, chest, abdomen, and heart organs. The role of the mesothelium is to protect these organs by producing a lubricating fluid. Almost all cases of mesothelioma are linked to exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma affects roughly 2,500-3,000 people in the United States per year. It can be difficult to diagnose mesothelioma because many of the mesothelioma symptoms are similar to those of a number of other conditions, including lung cancer, viral pneumonia, stomach cancer and heart disease. This disease is extremely threatening as it has a long latency period and can lie dormant for up to 50 years after exposure.

More Dangerous Chemicals

Benzene is used by the rubber industry, oil refineries, chemical plants, shoe manufacturers, and gasoline-related industries. Benzene is also used to make some types of lubricants, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides. Benzene exposure is linked to acute myeloid leukemia and other health conditions, including immunodeficiency and reproductive problems.

Manganese exposure causes a condition known as manganism that closely resembles Parkinson’s disease. Manganese exposure is often the result of welding, smelting, and other metalworking occupations.

Lead poisoning is especially problematic in young children, but it can affect people of all ages. Developmental disabilities and other neurological problems are only a few of the potential effects of exposure to lead.

Additional chemicals such as carbon monoxide or toxic solvents that are classified as carcinogens or neurotoxins can be particularly dangerous to those who work in close proximity over extended periods of time.  Workers are exposed to the chemicals by breathing their fumes as they evaporate and by contact with the skin. known as transdermal exposure Inhalation or ingestion are also possible.    Any means of exposure are hazardous to your health.

How To Know If You Have Been Exposed

Expert medical opinion is the best way to establish a connection between an illness and chemical exposure. Unfortunately, many physicians are unfamiliar with the signs and symptoms of toxic exposure. You should therefore seek out an occupational disease specialist or similar to be certain you receive an expert diagnosis. Francis X. Young’s toxic tort attorneys assist you in finding the appropriate doctors. If proof of the link between your disease and a toxic chemical can be determined, our attorneys will aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.

Free Consultation with a New York  Mesothelioma Attorney and Toxic Tort Lawyer
Offices in New York City and White Plains

You face many expenses as a result of your toxic torts chemical exposure. These may include medical bills, current and future lost wages, and quality of life, to name a few. At The Law Offices of Francis X. Young, our job is to get you compensation for these losses. Compensation will never  wipe out the trauma of the experience, but you will feel a sense of vindication and know that your needs will be addressed.

65 years of combined experience, meticulous preparation and the dedication to win your case.  The Law Offices of Francis X. Young.

If you or someone you know have been a victim of asbestos or chemical exposure, please contact our mesothelioma/toxic tort lawyers. To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 or click here to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Home and hospital consultations available.

The Law Offices of Francis X. Young; your mesothelioma attorney and toxic tort lawyer in New York City, White Plains and the Hudson Valley