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Did A Toxic Substance Cause Your Illness?

At first, you didn’t understand why you were sick. Your symptoms developed gradually, and you did not realize the severity of your illness. You think you might know the cause: a toxic substance like asbestos or lead that you were exposed to years ago.

Proving that a hazardous material caused your illness will be very difficult. Fortunately, the attorneys at Walters & Zinn, Attorneys at Law have over 25 years of history helping clients who have suffered because of exposure to toxic chemicals. We assist clients with toxic torts involving:

  • Asbestos
  • Lead
  • Benzene
  • Mercury
  • Arsenic
  • Pesticides
  • Dioxin and DDT
  • Radon

Even if you only suspect that your illness is due to a toxic substance, contact us for a free consultation. We will evaluate your situation, research the potential cause and let you know if you have a case.

What Exactly Is A Toxic Tort?

If a substance in your environment, including your home, place of work or outdoor environment, causes you to fall ill, you may need to file a toxic tort. This is a type of lawsuit regarding hazardous substances that cause illness or injury. Often, filing a lawsuit is the only way to recover compensation for medical treatment, lost wages and other damages.

What Is Sick Building Syndrome?

Have you ever lived in a building in which every resident seemed to develop the same symptoms? You and your neighbors may have been experiencing sick building syndrome. Sick building syndrome, or SBS, is when a building’s residents develop similar health problems due to toxic substances or other contaminants. SBS strikes in many homes, office buildings and other structures built before the 1970s, when legislators outlawed asbestos. However, the occupants of new buildings can also suffer from SBS.

Ask An Attorney About Your Illness

If you suspect that a hazardous material caused your illness, contact our firm. Walters & Zinn, Attorneys at Law provides free consultations for clients who believe they may have toxic tort cases. To reach us, call 916-800-1414 or send us an email.