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Grand Rapids, Michigan Chemical Exposure Attorney

West Michigan toxic chemical exposure lawyer

Lawyer for Victims of Injury and Illness Due to Hazardous Chemical Exposure in West Michigan

The health effects of contact with hazardous chemicals are often serious and can be insidious, with the extent of the impact only becoming fully clear after years or decades of exposure. If you are suffering from the harmful effects of chemicals, it is likely that your exposure occurred in one of the places where you spend most of your time, such as your home or place of work. While you are the one who faces the costs, in many cases, chemical exposure happens because of another party's negligence.

It may be challenging to determine who exactly is at fault for chemical exposure, but with the help of John D. Tallman, PLC, it is possible to identify the liable parties and hold them accountable through a lawsuit. We have almost 40 years of experience serving clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those involving complicated liability, and we will see your case through from start to finish with the goal of achieving full compensation for your damages. You can rely on our commitment, as we only receive compensation if you do.

Sources of Chemical Exposure in Grand Rapids

You may be exposed to low levels of harmful chemicals on a regular basis, but the true risk comes from exposure to dangerous levels over an extended period of time. Some common sources of chemical exposure include:

  • Hazardous building materials: The health risks associated with materials like asbestos and lead are now well-known, but these materials may still remain in pipes, insulation, ceiling tiles, paint, and more in older homes and buildings.
  • Air contamination: You may be at risk of exposure to hazardous gases, including radon and carbon monoxide, in your place of residence if proper prevention and mitigation measures are not in place.
  • Groundwater pollution: When toxic chemicals are not properly disposed of, they can enter the groundwater that people rely on for drinking and personal hygiene.
  • Defective products: Many common household products contain hazardous chemicals, and others can become contaminated during the manufacturing process. Defective products containing toxic substances can pose an immediate danger if they are consumed or come into direct contact with your skin or eyes.

Depending on the situation, a variety of parties may be liable for damages resulting from chemical exposure. Possibilities include companies that pollute the air or water supply, manufacturers of defective products, construction companies that fail to comply with health and safety regulations, and residential or commercial property owners who fail to maintain safe premises for tenants and visitors.

Pursuing Compensation for Chemical Exposure

In some chemical exposure cases, your injuries may be immediately apparent. For example, if you suffer a burn or loss of eyesight due to direct contact with hazardous chemicals, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible if you believe another party was at fault. However, health problems caused by prolonged exposure, including cancer and respiratory diseases, may take years to discover. If you are suffering from one of these late-onset conditions, you should contact an attorney as soon as you have reason to believe that chemical exposure is a contributing factor.

When health problems take years to manifest, it can be difficult to prove their cause and establish liability, but your attorney can help you gather the evidence you need in order to pursue compensation. We will identify medical professionals who can provide expert testimony on the causes of your condition, collect and preserve photographs of hazardous materials in your home or workplace, and seek business records from construction, manufacturing, and toxic waste disposal companies. We can then use this evidence to identify liable parties, file lawsuits against them, and negotiate for fair compensation in a settlement or through a trial.

Contact a Kent County, Michigan Chemical Exposure Attorney

If your health is suffering due to toxic chemical exposure, we want to help you obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Contact us today for a free consultation at 616-361-8850. We are committed to serving clients in Kent County, Ottawa County, Muskegon County, and throughout West Michigan, including in Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, Grand Haven, and the surrounding areas.

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