Toxic Exposure Accident Attorneys in Walnut Creek
Millions Recovered on Behalf of Clients in Contra Costa & the Bay Area
Toxic exposure can result in serious health problems, especially if an individual was exposed to a toxic substance for an extended period of time. It is common for toxic exposure to result in asbestosis, mesothelioma, leukemia, silicosis, Hodgkins disease, and more. In many cases, toxic exposure can be traced back to large companies or corporations.
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While it may seem daunting to confront these entities, the experienced Walnut Creek toxic exposure accident lawyers at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook have the skill and passion you need in order to pursue compensation for your injuries. We have won millions on behalf of clients throughout the area and provide client-centric legal services.
Toxic Exposure Limits
In order to limit the risk of excessive exposure to toxic chemicals, employers are required to follow guidelines imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These limits are called Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL) and relate to limits for the shipyard industry, the construction industry, and general industry.
The PEL covers exposure to the following:
- Toxic Substances
- Mineral Dust
- Air Contaminants
- Hazardous Waste
Workers are required to be provided with protective equipment and training as to the nature of the toxic substances they may be in contact with and how to properly and safely do their job. Common toxins involve asbestos, once widely used in insulation, and benzene, a colorless liquid used in the industrial and manufacturing process in pesticides, rubber, plastics, and dyes.
Notable Case Results
Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook handled a class action case involving Unocal, a Rodeo-based global oil and natural gas company. Under the full knowledge of Unolocal management, 6,000 residents in the area were accidentally exposed to an odorless chemical compound that caused asthma, respiratory irritation, eye and skin irritation, and more. Unolocal took no action to remedy the problem and instead ignored it in order to meet production schedules.
After demonstrating the Defendant’s liability, our Walnut Creek toxic exposure accident attorneys recovered more than $80 million on behalf of 600 Plaintiffs.
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If you have been exposed to toxins of any kind, it is necessary to have the representation of a skilled lawyer in order to pursue compensation. Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook is passionate about making sure that your needs are met, and that you receive the best representation possible. Our Walnut Creek industrial accident attorneys have extensive experience in dealing with the large companies and corporations often behind toxic exposure. With decades of experience and substantial resources, our firm is able to take on many cases that other firms simply can’t.
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