A West Virginia Toxic And Hazardous Substances Attorney Fighting For Victims
At Crim Law, we fight for people and families injured by exposure to a wide range of harmful and toxic substances. Whether it is potential environmental contamination by chemicals or personal injuries caused by exposure to toxic substances, we have seen the real and lasting damage these situations can cause both for the person exposed and their loved ones. The good news is that you do not need to go it alone. At Crim Law, we will work tirelessly to identify those responsible, ensure they are held accountable, and obtain the maximum compensation available to you under the law.
Pesticides and herbicides are widely used on farms and other outdoor settings in West Virginia and across the country. These substances, which ward off fungus, bacteria, and disease or kill weeds, have been linked to serious medical conditions for people exposed to them.
Paraquat is a weed killer that has been tied to Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative medical condition that ultimately proves fatal, for example. Similarly, glyphosate-based herbicides like those found in Roundup have been cited for causing cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Oil & Gas Industry Chemicals
Oil field drilling and fracking are key aspects of energy production, but they have also been blamed for environmental contamination and personal injury from exposure to harmful substances.
Oil and gas businesses must take certain precautions to prevent contamination Employees must be trained, safeguarded, and provided with protective equipment.
Lead, Heavy Metals, Mining Runoff
Lead and manganese are among several commonly used heavy metals that can do serious harm to people exposed at high levels. Others include iron, arsenic, mercury, aluminum, cobalt, copper, selenium, and tin.
Businesses and others that generate hazardous waste (certain substances known to pose potential safety risks) often cut corners when it comes to safe handling, storing, and ultimately disposing of the material. Unfortunately, that puts everyone at risk.
Chemicals essential to daily operations at many businesses can prove harmful and even deadly if not properly handled. For example, industrial chemicals like Benzene, found in household items and used to make other chemicals and linked to cancer, are increasingly linked to physical injuries and environmental harm.
Blasting Cap Chemicals
A blasting cap, or detonator, is used to trigger an explosive device. Some caps are initiated using chemicals like mercury fulminate and potassium chlorate, which are potentially toxic and must be safely handled.
Beryllium is a rare metal often used in the aerospace, defense, manufacturing, and metalworking industries. Exposure can result in beryllium disease, a harmful lung condition.
Silica is a mineral commonly found in concrete, sand, stone, rock, brick, block, and mortar. Some people who regularly work with these materials have been said to develop silicosis, a respiratory disease that can be debilitating or even fatal.
Although advancements in medications have helped treat many diseases and save lives, they are also increasingly blamed for unintended effects and abuse. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are legally responsible for putting safe medications on the market and warning users of possible risks.
Speak With a West Virginia Toxic and Hazardous Substances Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured due to exposure to toxic and hazardous substances, Crim Law can help.
Our office is conveniently located in Clarksburg, and we are pleased to serve people and families throughout the region. Contact us online or call us at 304-918-1001 to schedule a free initial consultation with a West Virginia toxic and hazardous substances attorney.