Though there has been an increased awareness about the impact of climatic change in the recent years in America, regrettably it is too late, as hundreds of people have already been victims of environmental poisoning, chemical spills or exposure to hazardous chemicals. This situation demands for filling of Toxic Torts against the guilty parties.
As we know that industrial waste and hazardous chemicals do not degrade easily; some toxin substances do not degrade and continue to be a part of the environment for decades. They poison and impact the soil, water, air and everything in its surroundings.
The results of these toxic torts can be shocking:
- You will have neighbourhoods having a number of families suffering from same type of rare cancers because of consuming contaminated groundwater, inhaling chemical vapours etc.
- Infertility issues or poisoning of farmers and their neighbours, because of the exposure of harmful pesticides
- Military personnel or soldiers being affected because of exposure to hazardous chemicals and solvents
- Inhaling particles of carcinogenic products like asbestos, silicon and coal dust at mines, construction sites etc.
- Victim of chemical spills arising from accidents at factories or on trains or trucks.
- Poisoning or contamination of land which produces unsafe crops
Pollution of the environment and contamination results in numerous deaths. People may get affected and suffer from cancer, brain damage or other injuries. Such victims or families of victims can file a lawsuit called toxic torts. Toxic torts will help in holding or penalising parties responsible for the pollution. Since entire communities or groups are affected in case of contamination or pollution, toxic torts are frequently class actions.
Complications related with Toxic Tort Cases
Most of the toxic torts cases are highly complicated as compared to other personal injury cases because of:
Liability: It is very difficult to identify the person responsible for chemical disasters or hazards, as there are no proofs to prove their responsibility. Identifying the liable party and the exact source from where the toxins are dispensed into the environment is not easy.
Cause: If one is able to find the responsible party for the environmental pollution, finding the source from where the toxins are released can be a challenge. Once the source is identified, it is very difficult to prove in court that the chemicals or pollution were responsible for the direct cause of certain injuries or losses.
Damages: Toxic torts generally include properties which have been partially damaged. It may also contain injuries which are not easy to diagnose. It becomes really difficult to define precisely what is the extent and costs for the toxic tort damages.
We at Khashan Law have a lot of legal experience, including winning toxic tort cases for our clients. Our team has all the required experience and skills for navigating these difficult issues and getting the best compensation for our clients.
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