Experienced Chemical Exposure Attorneys Representing Clients Throughout Georgia
At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our Georgia personal injury attorneys know from household items to industrial compounds, chemical exposure is something we all face daily.
Depending on your job and the industry you belong to, this can happen more frequently and slowly damage your health in the long term. It can also be sudden, unexpected, and catastrophic. Unfortunately, the harm is often permanent, whether it occurs in the form of burns or disease.
Companies that ask people to work or live around hazardous chemicals must do everything in their power to ensure that those nearby are kept safe, including safe storage, transportation, and lock-out tag-out practices. Manufacturers and sellers of hazardous chemicals must also take all necessary steps to ensure that workers and the public are kept safe.
Unfortunately, companies are too often careless and reckless, and they fail to put safety measures in place to protect those around them. Even more unfortunate, some companies release chemicals into our neighborhoods causing irreversible injuries and illnesses that may include cancers, organ damage, and birth defects.
You likely had no idea you or your loved one would suffer from toxic chemical exposure. Fortunately, having the law on your side can help you take the right steps toward the compensation you need and deserve. We have successfully handled chemical exposure claims involving hazardous chemical exposure and burns in both industrial and household settings. We have also handled cases involving poisonous air pollution from industrial facilities. We can help you get answers while walking you through the process of holding the wrongdoers accountable.
Call us today to learn more. We can decide together if we are a good fit for your case, and ensure your voice is heard.
What are the Most Common Causes of Chemical Exposure in Georgia?
Chemical substances can take a variety of forms, including solids, liquids, dust, vapors, gases, fibers, mists, and fumes. A chemical can also change forms, including when liquid solvents evaporate and become inhalable vapors. The substance’s form has a lot to do with how it gets into the body and what harm it can cause.
The route of exposure can occur by inhalation, ingestion, or direct contact.
- When inhaled, or breathed in, chemicals can enter and irritate the nose, air passages, and lungs, and become deposited in the airways or absorbed by the lungs into the bloodstream, where they can affect the rest of the body.
- When ingested, or swallowed, chemicals can enter the body through food, drinks, cigarettes/vaping products, utensils, or hands. While children are at greater risk of ingesting substances found in dust or soil — because they often place their fingers in their mouths — chemical ingestion can happen to anyone. Once swallowed, these harmful substances can be absorbed into the bloodstream, and then transported to the rest of the body.
- When making direct contact, or touching, chemicals can enter the skin or eyes, and enter the bloodstream, traveling through the rest of the body.
What are the Most Common Health Affects Associated with Chemical Exposure?
Chemical exposure can produce adverse health effects directly at the site of contact, or elsewhere in the body, and the effect can be either immediate or delayed. While one chemical may cause immediate headaches or vomiting, another may show no immediate signs of exposure, but cause serious health problems later — like infertility or cancer.
The outcome of chemical exposure will vary based on multiple factors, including the type of chemical, the amount, duration, and frequency of exposure, and the area of the body that was affected.
Some may be exposed to a chemical and not get sick, while others may be more sensitive to chemicals, and have more severe reactions. Certain variables play a role in a person’s susceptibility to exposure and adverse health effects, including their age, gender, genetics, pregnancy, or other health conditions.
No matter how your injuries, illness, or other adverse health condition occurred, our chemical exposure attorneys in Georgia represent individuals and families throughout the state by fully partnering with them during their recovery and legal journey. We are certain you never thought you would need a chemical exposure attorney. And you were right: You need an advocate. That is why we are here.
We know you are anxious, overwhelmed, frustrated, and exhausted. We know that with each mounting medical bill and doctor appointment, those feelings become more intense.
You need someone you can trust. We have walked this path with other families and have a great reputation in the industry. We have earned our clients’ trust with hard work, frequent communication, and expertise. We can provide the same exceptional legal advice, guidance, and representation for you and your family, starting with a free case review.
We deliberately limit the number of cases we take so that we can build relationships with our clients, devote the time that their cases deserve, and make their goals our goals. Together, we have decades of experience in overseeing the most complicated, catastrophic, and meaningful cases on behalf of the most deserving clients.
Our Georgia Chemical exposure Law Firm is Here to Help
We understand that suffering from chemical exposure because of another person or entity’s negligence is nothing short of life changing.
When a client retains us, our goal is to be at their service for life, and that service usually starts at the most awful moment of their life — when they need a catastrophic injury attorney like us.
It is our honor, and our passion, to serve.
Contact our skilled Georgia chemical exposure lawyers and support team today at (404) 777-7771 or online to schedule a free consultation to determine whether we are a good fit for your case, so we can start pursuing real results together.