Pesticides are among the most deadly chemicals that people are exposed to on a routine basis. They can cause serious injury or death fairly easily, yet manufacturers and employers fail to take the proper steps to protect individuals from these deadly chemicals.
There are a variety of different people who can suffer from pesticide exposure. Many people are exposed through the workplace if they are working with large areas of crops that are being treated with pesticides while others are exposed on a smaller level when they use pesticides to treat their small, personal gardens in the backyards of their homes. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by pesticide exposure, contact your Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233 to discuss your case.
Ways in Which Exposure Can Occur
Unfortunately, there are many ways in which a person can be exposed to pesticides through the negligence or carelessness of another:
- Accidental indigestion, such as when a child gets into pesticides that were not properly stored
- Occupational exposure—many workers are exposed to dangerous pesticides when their employers fail to provide them with adequate safety equipment or do not warn them about the hazards of the pesticides
- Off-target drift–those who may be exposed to spray from a nearby location
- Environmental contamination–such as when pesticides leak into groundwater
The pesticide is a known poison and those that allow it to affect innocent individuals should be held accountable for their actions.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of pesticide poisoning, contact your Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233 to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional.