Chemical and toxic exposure is a particularly insidious form of workplace injury, occurring when workers come into contact with chemicals like trichloretheylene, perchlorethylene, poly vinyl chlorides, arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals used in workplace environments. Diseases like mesothelioma (resulting from asbestos exposure), acute myeloid leukemia, lead poisoning, cancer and many others can result from prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals.

Common toxic chemicals workers can be exposed to:

Asbestos

One of the most well-known hazardous chemicals. Mesothelioma-related litigation is the single largest class-action lawsuit in American history

Benzene

Chemical and toxic exposure is linked to acute myeloid leukemia, immunodeficiency, reproductive problems and many other health complications

Lead

While it can be particularly devastating to infants and toddlers, lead poisoning can affect someone of any age, leading to developmental disabilities and other neurological problems

Manganese

Exposure to manganese can lead to a condition called ‘manganism,’ which is similar in many aspects to Parkinson’s disease, with exposure often resulting from activities like welding, smelting or other metalworking processes

Don’t Wait to Protect Yourself

Because toxic exposure litigation is complex and nuanced, you should seek out an occupational disease specialist or other physician who is familiar with toxic exposure to help you make a proper diagnosis. We at Garcia & Ochoa will be happy to consult with you and point you in the right direction and help you locate a doctor who can recognize the symptoms of toxic injury and help document your illness for litigation purposes.

If you have been exposed to toxic chemicals in the course of your work, or if you think that you might have been, please contact our Texas chemical & toxic injury lawyers today for a free consultation. We will be happy to sit down with you, discuss the particulars of your individual case, and help you determine what is the next, best step for you and your family.