You might have heard of lawsuits related to asbestos, black mold, and other dangerous toxic materials. If you are sick because you have been exposed to some type of toxic material yourself, then you might be wondering if it's possible for you to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. This might be possible with the help of a good attorney. These are some of the times when you might be able to file this type of lawsuit; of course, whether or not one of these options will work out for you will depend on your case, so if you think you might have a case, now is a good time to consult with an attorney.
You Were Exposed to Toxic Materials in the Workplace
Many people file these lawsuits after being exposed to toxic materials in the workplace. Your employer is supposed to do everything that they can to protect their employees from toxic substances, such as by removing toxic materials from the workplace or providing employees with the right safety equipment so that they can protect themselves.
You Were Exposed to Toxic Materials in Your Rental
If you rented a home that had black mold or asbestos present and if your landlord did not do anything about the problem, then you might be able to file a lawsuit against that landlord, particularly if you can prove that the landlord did know that the problem existed.
You Were Exposed to Toxic Materials in a Home You Purchased
You might be able to understand why you could potentially sue a landlord after being exposed to black mold, asbestos, or other toxic materials in a rented home. If you were exposed to these materials in a home that you own or owned at the time, however, you might not think there is anything that you can do. Depending on the situation, though, an attorney might be able to help. If the seller of the home did not disclose that there were toxic materials in the home despite knowing about it, there's a chance that they could be considered responsible. The same could be true if you hired someone to take care of the problem only to find that they did not take care of the problem like they were supposed to, such as with an asbestos removal service. Provide as much information as you can to your attorney, and they can help you determine if you might have a case against another party after being exposed to toxic materials in your own home.
For more information, contact a toxic chemical exposure lawyer near you.