Whether you were sickened from exposure to asbestos, your child became ill due to lead contamination, or your health was affected by a toxic spill in your community, you need lawyers with the experience to get results. Norris Injury Lawyers is staffed with attorneys who know how to win. When an environmental injury leaves you wondering where to get the money to pay for lost wages, medications, and hospital bills, contact our Alabama environmental injury lawyers. We fight to win, and we will fight for you.
Asbestos and Lead Exposure Facts
Some occupations are more hazardous than others, including those that involve dangerous heights, close proximity to fast-moving traffic, or tasks involving live wires and heavy equipment. But an often-overlooked risk of many industries is exposure to toxic substances like asbestos and lead. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration reports that about 1.3 million workers in construction and general industry face serious exposure to asbestos on the job. Unsafe working environments like this can cause several debilitating and life-threatening conditions, including cancer and mesothelioma. Lead exposure is most dangerous to children because their bodies absorb more lead than adults’ bodies. In addition, children are more likely to put their hands or toys in their mouths, allowing lead to enter their bodies either through breathing in or swallowing lead dust, or by ingesting paint chips containing lead.
Severe Lead Exposure
Severe lead exposure can cause brain and nervous system damage in children, as well as behavioral and learning disabilities, slowed growth, hearing problems, and headaches, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It can also cause reproductive problems, high blood pressure, hypertension, nerve disorders, and memory and concentration difficulties.
About 310,000 U.S. children between 1 and 5 years old have elevated levels of lead in their blood.—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Get Real Representation
Developing an illness or serious health condition after exposure to environmental toxins can be devastating—especially if it occurs to your child. At Norris Injury Lawyers, we believe that innocent victims who suffer injuries and illnesses caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals and substances shouldn’t have to pay for their own medical bills and lost wages. Our Alabama environmental injury lawyers fight back against negligent companies that endanger the health of their employees or the general public. It’s our goal to get maximum compensation for anyone who suffered because of corporate or personal negligence. If you or someone you love developed health problems after exposure to lead or other environmental toxins, we want to hear from you. We know that many families affected by environmental injuries and illnesses face expensive medical bills and lost wages—and that’s why we work on a contingency fee basis. In fact, our No Fee Guarantee® means you won’t owe us a dime unless we get money for you. Contact our personal injury lawyers by dialing (800) 477-7510 or by completing a free and confidential online form, and let us go to work for your family today.