Environmental & Toxic Torts

Des Moines Environmental and Toxic Torts Attorneys

Were You Exposed to Dangerous Substances?

When an individual is repeatedly exposed to a toxin, whether in the course of employment or just in everyday outdoor activities, the results can be catastrophic, with injuries ranging from organ damage to wrongful death. Environmental and toxic torts — injuries arising from exposure to hazardous and/or toxic substances — are subject to litigation, with the goal of compensating victims for their injuries and preventing the defendant from committing the offense again.

At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our Des Moines toxic tort attorneys provide victims in Polk County and throughout Iowa with the aggressive legal representation necessary in these types of cases. We will examine all the evidence to determine who is liable for the injury and make sure the appropriate parties are held responsible.

If you live in the Des Moines area and need a toxic torts lawyer, entrust your case to the attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. Call us at (515) 705-0233.

Toxic / Environmental Torts

An environmental or toxic tort is a wrongful act, caused by exposure to a chemical or substance, which results in personal injury. Toxic exposure is often linked to brain damage, cancer, birth defects, organ damage, and death. Typically, toxic or environmental tort charges are brought against the manufacturer of the hazardous substance, although employers can also be held responsible for exposing employees to dangerous substances.

The following are often the subject of toxic tort litigation:

  • Exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace (workers’ compensation)
  • Exposure to asbestos (mesothelioma)
  • Exposure to toxic mold
  • Exposure to poisonous elements such as lead, mercury, manganese, and silica
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals or substances such as pesticides, treated woods, benzene, and vinyl chloride
  • Negligent discharge of waste
  • Contamination of groundwater
  • Failure to prevent leakage from underground storage tanks or piping systems

Environmental Torts

Environmental torts involve situations in which industrial and agricultural chemicals or radioactive materials are released into the environment, polluting the air, soil, groundwater, or a body of water. Environmental tort law often comes into play in real estate litigation in cases where a property owner is held responsible for storage tank leakage, pollution of the groundwater, CERCLA (the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) issues, and other infractions. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our Des Moines toxic tort attorneys assist residents of Polk County and surrounding Iowa communities facing damages of this nature.

Toxic Exposure Damages

Persons who are injured because of exposure to a toxic substance may be entitled to damages for their injuries.

Depending on the circumstances of the exposure, a victim may obtain compensation for:

  • Monetary losses:
    • Present and future medical expenses
    • Lost wages
    • Decreased earning potential
    • Household expenses incurred during recovery
  • Physical and mental pain:
    • Mental anguish
    • Pain and suffering
    • Loss of enjoyment of life
    • Permanent disability

Contact a Toxic Torts Lawyer

If you are dealing with an injury of this nature, our Des Moines toxic torts attorneyscan help. A lawyer at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can provide the guidance you need to pursue damages for your injuries and hold the appropriate parties responsible.

Contact our firm at (515) 705-0233 to schedule a complimentary case evaluation.

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