New Orleans Toxic Tort Chemicals Attorney
Trusted Personal Injury Toxic Tort Attorneys Fighting for You
The Voorhies Law Firm has handled toxic tort claim cases involving:
- Toxic mold exposure
- Chemical inhalation
- Asbestos exposure
- Ethylene oxide exposure
- Benzene exposure
- Chemical burns
- Construction defects
- Remediation claims
What is a Toxic Tort?
A “toxic tort” is a particular type of environmental case in which a plaintiff claims to have been injured or acquired a disease following exposure to a chemical.
A toxic tort is a legal term which covers a wide array of personal injury claims including cases involving:
- Chemical exposure
- Inhalation exposure
- Products liability
- Real estate/construction remediation
- Environmental law claims
These cases typically turn on expert testimony in the particular field at issue and can be won or lost in the discovery phase of the toxic tort litigation. They are often a class action involving many plaintiffs.
Personal Injury Victims of Toxic Torts
Personal injury victims of toxic torts often require special medical treatment and long-term health care for their personal injuries. Unlike most personal injury cases, the health issues involved in toxic tort / chemical exposure cases may be unknown to the victim for months or even years. In long-term latency chemical exposure cases, like those arising out of exposure to asbestos, it is imperative that the victim receives proper medical treatment early. In asbestos and other type toxic tort cases, the adverse health effects to the victim can be severe and may include life-threatening diseases such as cancer. We are your trusted negligence attorneys in New Orleans that can help you with your toxic tort case.
For these reasons, it is important that you find a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury law firm that understands the complex issues involved in toxic tort / chemical exposure litigation and has the resources to properly handle your particular claim.
Types of Cases We Handle
The Voorhies Law Firm represents:
- Aggrieved individuals
in the following cases:
- Product liability
- Occupational injury disease
- Catastrophic injuries
Richard Voorhies has worked with a litany of healthcare specialists and experts on these type cases and understands the strategies involved in chemical exposure complex litigation.
Contact a New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyer
Furthermore, chemical exposure and other toxic tort claims and cases often require additional forensic investigation, which is one reason why it is paramount that you contact an attorney who is experienced in these type matters. For example, it may be beneficial to your case involving exposure to hire an accident re-constructionist who can opine as to the nature and scope of the particular chemical exposure. Likewise, because of the nature of chemical exposure cases, it may be necessary to employ a legal consultant, such as a toxicologist or industrial hygienist, in order to successfully prosecute your toxic tort case.
Richard has established a working rapport with these type experts and has the requisite experience to prosecute your chemical exposure case through trial in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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