January 29th, 2008|
January 29, 2008
Yesterday, the Alabama Supreme Court voted to allow workers who have suffered health problems several years after being exposed to certain chemicals to pursue legal action for their injuries. Previously, workers only had the opportunity to file suit after the last exposure to a dangerous chemical. Because many Alabama environmental injuries and illnesses do not show symptoms until several years later, many workers were not able to get the help they needed.
While this is good news for those who have suffered Alabama environmental injuries, some local attorneys say that proving illnesses that was caused by an earlier exposure may be difficult.