Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Injury Lawsuits

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Toxic Disease Injury Lawsuits, Claims

Toxic Disease Injury Lawsuits, Claims

Victims of occupational diseases are entitled to financial compensation for their injuries and can file an occupational disease lawsuit to collect reimbursement for medical expenses, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life.

Occupational diseases can be long-term or short-term as some diseases like cancer develop over longer periods of time.

The American Academy of Family Physicians defines occupational disease as conditions that are caused or worsened by workplace or jobsite exposure to toxic chemicals.

When an ill worker needs medical treatment or misses work because of a work-related occupational disease, the worker may be entitled to financial compensation and workers’ compensation benefits.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease caused by the negligence or carelessness of negligent companies can result in unnecessary medical bills, pain and suffering and possibly even death.

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20 million workers are exposed to toxic substances each year in the United States.

Toxic Tort laws protect injured people entitled to compensation for injuries, medical expenses and medical care. Many toxic diseases can be work-related injuries from exposure to deadly toxins in a person’s daily work environments.

The harmful effects of toxic exposure can have a negative effect of a person’s health today and in some cases many years later.

Overexposure to toxic materials such as pesticides, asbestos, benzene, chemicals, lead paint, dry cleaning fluids, and other toxic chemicals can cause irreversible and, in some cases, deadly consequences. Toxic diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can cause life threatening cancers, stomach problems, liver damage, brain damage, kidney damage, birth defects, and many other health issues.

Exposure to toxic chemicals and their effects are not usually isolated to one person. In many cases a group of people will suffer from similar medical issues due to the proximity of their exposure and length of their exposure.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can cause physical injuries and trauma that can include financial damages, medical expenses, loss of wages, pain, suffering and loss of quality of life. Family members also can suffer economic loss, mental anguish, and loss of companionship in caring for an injured family member.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a toxic occupational disease where you feel you may be entitled to compensation complete the contact form on the right or call us at 1-888.267.1137 for a free case evaluation. A live personal injury counselor is available to answer your questions 24 hours a day.


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What Counts as an Occupational Disease?

Examples of occupational diseases include lung disease, respiratory diseases, cancers, allergies, heart disease, or any form of an orthopedic injury involving the bodily injuries such as neck, back, shoulder, hip, or knee.

To be considered an occupational disease, the medical condition must have been directly caused in the workplace.

Common examples of toxic exposure in the workplace which can lead to disease include:

Chronic exposure to a toxic substance in the workplace.
Chronic exposure to substances which can cause respiratory diseases.
Constant heavy lifting.
Constant repetitive motions required in the workplace.
Continuous exposure to high levels of noise in the workplace.
Exposure to an infectious disease in the workplace.

What You Need to Prove in an Occupational Disease Claim

The disease must have arisen out of employment.

The disease must have occurred during employment.

The disease was produced or caused by a particular occupation, or workplace of employment.

The claimant must show that their work duties contributed to a substantial degree to their illness or disease.

Possible Signs and Symptoms of Toxic Exposure Can Include:

High Blood Pressure
Low Blood Pressure
Muscle aches
Rash on Palms
Rash on Soles of Feet
Redness of the Eyes
Redness of the Mouth
Redness of the Throat
Sudden High Fever

Occupational Disease Common Causes

Some toxic diseases are caused by unregulated use of toxic chemicals and substances, improper disposal of toxic substances that can lead to tainted water supplies, soils, and air.

Asbestos Exposure
Chemical Waste Spills and Seepage
Chronic Exposure to Toxic Substances
Contamination of Water
Damage to the Skin from Detergents
Damage to the Skin from Oils
Damage to the Skin from Salts
Damage to the Skin from Solvents
Diseases Caused by Exposure to Extreme Temperatures
Diseases Caused by Lead
Diseases Caused by Radiation Exposure
Diseases Caused by Benzene
Diseases Caused by Biological Agents and Parasites
Diseases Caused by Chemical Agents
Diseases Caused by Chemical Ammonia
Diseases Caused by Chemical Pesticides
Diseases Caused by Constant Use of Rubber or Latex Gloves
Diseases Caused by Noise
Diseases Caused by Vibration
Diseases of The Airways
Exposure to Poor Air Quality
Exposure to Airborne Pathogens
Exposure to Biological Agents
Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
Exposure to Chemical Agents Exposure
Exposure to Chemical Irritants
Exposure to Chemical Smoke or Fumes
Exposure to Dumpsites
Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals
Exposure to Industrial Ash and Dust Drift
Exposure to Industrial Gases
Exposure to Industrial Odors
Exposure to Insulation
Exposure to Landfills
Exposure to Metals in Solid or Vapor Forms
Exposure to Nuclear Materials
Exposure to Poor Air Quality
Exposure to Power Plants
Exposure to Silicon
Exposure to Solvents
Exposure to Toxic Substances, Carcinogens
Exposure to Coal Dust
Exposure to Toxic Chemical Exposure
Exposure to Toxic Manufacturing Agents
Hearing Loss from Occupational Noise Exposure
Herbicide Aerial Drift
Inhaling Contaminants in the Workplace
Noisy Work Environments
Pesticide Aerial Drift
Repetitive Stress Injuries Due to The Same Repeated Motions

Occupational Work Injuries

Occupational exposure injury cases can vary depending on the type work and hazards to which workers are exposed. Some examples include:

Benzene Related Disease
Body Injuries
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Hearing Loss / Occupational Noise Exposure
Heart Attack
Heart Disease
Kidney Cancer
Lead Poisoning
Lung and Respiratory Disease
Lung Cancer
Mesothelioma / Asbestos-Related Cancers
Metal Exposure Disease
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Occupational Asthma
Occupational Cancers
Pesticide Diseases
Pulmonary Diseases
Radiation Related Diseases
Respiratory Diseases
Skin Cancers
Skin Diseases
Viral Infections / Infectious diseases

Occupational Toxic Disease Injury Statistics

  • 5.2 U. S. workers per every 10,000 workers develop carpal tunnel syndrome with an average recuperation time of 30 days of lost work.
  • 15-20 percent of all reported occupational diseases are occupational skin diseases. – CDC
  • 30 percent of COPD and adult asthma can be attributed to occupational exposure.
  • 150 chemicals commonly found in U. S. homes have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancers, and other environmental diseases.
  • More than 75,000 toxic chemicals have been released into the environment in the past 50 years.
  • Air pollution causes between 50,000 and 100,000 premature deaths in the U. S. each year.
  • More than 80% of adults and 90 % of children in the U. S. have residues of 1 or more harmful pesticides in their bodies.
  • More than 10,000 chemical ingredients now used in cosmetics, food and consumer products according to the EPA.
  • Toxic chemical traces from chemical can be found in every organ in the body within 30 seconds after exposure.
  • More than 7 million accidental poisonings are reported each year in the U. S. with more than 75% involving children under the age of 6.
  • The U.S. Poison Control Center reports that 1 child is accidentally poisoned every 30 seconds in their home.
  • The average U. S. family brings home about 25 Gallons of hazardous toxins and chemical products each year.

Occupational Disease Injury Settlements & Verdicts

  • $600,000 Benzene Verdict for a worker diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous leukemia (AML) from exposure to benzene working as a printer.
  • $750,000 Chemical Exposure Settlement for a worker in a chemical exposure case resulting in brain cancer.
  • $4.3 Million Tetra-Ethyl Lead Settlement for a worker exposed to lead against DuPont.
  • $6.8 Million Mesothelioma Verdict for a 55-year-old man with mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos working as a Navy repairman.
  • $4.8 Million Asbestos Settlement for a woman diagnosed with mesothelioma from second-hand asbestos exposure.
  • $2.5 Million Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Settlement of Pipefitter who was diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer.
  • $1.3 Million Contaminated Soil Settlement for a neighborhood with contaminated soil used as a land fill on local properties.

For an occupational disease Injury lawsuit to be successful, personal injury lawyers have to show that your injury resulted from the negligence of another party. In the case of a Personal Injury lawsuit victims and immediate family members have the right to file a personal injury claim.

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What Are Asbestos Trust Funds?

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer, you may be entitled to financial compensation from Asbestos Trust Funds.

Asbestos companies that have filed for bankruptcy protection have established asbestos trust funds to pay claims. There are about 65 active Asbestos Trust Funds totaling more than 30 billion.

Since the mid-1980s more than 100 Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Funds have been established in the U.S. At least a dozen trust funds have equities exceeding $1 billion.

More than 30 billion dollars is currently available for distribution to qualified applicants. Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Funds have set criteria of values they pay to qualified claimants.

Asbestos Trust Funds have paid out $18 billion for more than 3 million claims!

Black Lung Injury Damages

When manufacturing companies are negligent and expose workers to toxic materials, gases, and fumes that cause industrial diseases they can be held liable for injuries caused to innocent people that suffer serious injuries or death.

Victims in injury-related claims are entitled to damages including:

Disfigurement Damages (past and future)
Economic Damages (past and future)
End of Life Cost Damages
Exemplary Damages
Funeral Expense Damages
Future Economic Damages
General Damages
Gross Negligence Damages
Loss of Companionship Damages
Loss of Consortium Damages
Loss of Earning Capacity Damages
Loss of Life Damages
Loss of Wages Damages (past and future)
Medical Expense Damages
Mental Anguish Damages
Monetary Compensation Damages
Nominal Damages
Non-Economic Damages
Pain and Suffering Damages
Pecuniary and Non Pecuniary Damages
Physical Impairment Damages (past and future)
Treble Damages
Workers Compensation Damages
Wrongful Death Claims

Need an Occupational Disease Lawyer

If you or a family member has been injured by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, we can help you start an injury lawsuit against responsible parties to help with medical bills and financial compensation.

Our experienced nationwide industrial accident injury lawyers will help you get just and fair compensation for your injuries.

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