Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Injury Lawsuits
Experienced Occupational Disease Injury Lawyers That Will Fight For You!
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|
|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.
|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|
|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|
|Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease|
|Hearing Loss / Occupational Noise Exposure|
|Lung and Respiratory Disease|
|Mesothelioma / Asbestos-Related Cancers|
|Metal Exposure Disease|
|Radiation Related 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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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:
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.
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