Toxic Exposure

Have you suffered injuries from toxic exposure? If you have a loved one who is ill or has died from toxic exposure, immediately call Jose Orihuela.

It is becoming all too common to see clients who have become ill, disabled, or even died from exposure to toxic chemicals used in industrial workplaces. Jose Orihuela believes in aggressively pursuing his clients' claims against those whose bottom line is the mighty dollar.

The most common toxic tort cases involve exposure to toxic chemicals at a person's place of employment. Workplace exposure is very common. Industry workers are likely to suffer long-term exposure effects from the toxic chemicals they inhale. This can even lead to permanent respiratory problems.

Toxic injuries occur when a person comes into contact with a toxic tort substance, such as toxic mold, lead paint, dangerous medication, benzene, ammonia, and asbestos. Several laws and regulations are in place to protect people from these toxic substances. Nonetheless, many employers and facilities disregard all of the laws and regulations in place and create unsafe conditions and dangerous work areas where workers are likely to breathe in these toxic chemicals.

What is a toxic chemical? Dangerous chemicals include:

  • Benzene
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Perchloroethylene
  • Vinyl Chloride
  • Acrylonitrile
  • Ethylene
  • Glycols
  • Hexane
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Styrene
  • Polystyrene
  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Ammonia
  • Phenol
  • Heavy Metal Catalysts
  • Mercury
  • Chromium
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Organophosphates
  • Toxic Molds

Exposure to toxic chemicals has been linked to:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Leukemia or ALS
  • Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Lung disease
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Silicosis