What is Toxic and Chemical Exposure?

Science has made us more aware of the dangers that come from chemical exposure in our environments. At home or in the workplace toxic chemicals are everywhere. The air we breathe, the food we eat, and the products we buy all can contain toxic chemicals. Many times the health effects don’t arise immediately. Some people may not experience problems for years, even decades.

The science involved in proving the health effects of toxic chemical exposure is difficult and complex. Thorough investigation of these claims by an experienced attorney is crucial.

Why Should You Trust Us?

Trying cases like these are extremely difficult. These cases challenge even the most experienced lawyers. The attorneys at Freiwald Law have had many successful outcomes for our clients who have suffered from toxic exposure. You can be confident that if you have suffered due to the result of toxic chemical exposure they will take on the biggest companies on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation to see how we can help you with your chemical exposure case.

Some examples of the firm’s work in this area include the following:

  • Undisclosed settlement: Thirty-three individuals from Northern Illinois were exposed to vinyl chloride, which is one of the deadliest chemicals ever studied, and developed brain cancer and brain tumors. The chemical exposure resulted from years of dumping millions of gallons of toxic and dangerous chemicals in large open space behind a chemical manufacturing plant once owned by Morton Chemical, now part of Dow Chemical. The case stands as the largest cluster of brain cancer/brain tumor cases on record.
  • The firm represented two research chemists who died of malignant brain cancer after working for 20 years at the main research facility for the Rohm and Haas Company (now Dow Chemical).
  • Undisclosed settlement: Two sisters developed thyroid cancer years after they played in a field that had been used as a radioactive waste dumping ground.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Do I Do About Chemical Exposure?

Chemical exposure cases are very challenging to investigate and require the involvement of an experienced attorney.  Often, you know a terrible injury has taken place, especially the development of a rare cancer, but the cause is not readily known.  Has there been contamination of the water or air around your home?  Have you been exposed to asbestos or some other chemical contaminant at work?   Is there a chemical exposure through a toxic consumer product in your home?  These are questions an experienced lawyer can help you explore so that your rights can be fully protected.

How Many Chemical Exposure Cases Have You Handled? | Freiwald Law

Chemical exposure cases are challenging and expensive.  The defendants in these cases, often drug and chemical companies, are some of the biggest, baddest corporations around.  We have handled many of these cases, including what is likely the largest brain cluster case on record and the largest workplace brain cancer cluster litigation.