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Types of Chemical Exposure Injuries

Chemical exposure can cause various types of injuries and can occur anywhere from the workplace to your own home, which can lead to action with chemical exposure lawyers in NJ.

The type of injury sustained is typically dependent on how the individual was exposed to a toxic substance. Respiratory effects can occur if the individual inhaled a certain hazardous chemical through steam or smoke. Renal effects can occur if the individual drank contaminated water or ate food grown in contaminated soil.

Certain chemicals may affect a target organ. Lead, for example, primarily causes injury to the central nervous system, while chloroform is known to cause tumors specifically in the liver and kidneys.

Unfortunately, the possibility for injury is endless, no matter what type of exposure an individual has experienced. 

Common injuries caused by chemical exposure that you can be compensated for are:

  • Various forms of cancer – This includes, lung, bladder, brain, kidney or skin cancer, as well as leukemia and lymphoma.
  • Learning disabilities – Including ADD, ADHD and LD.
  • Teratogenic – When a mother is exposed to hazardous chemicals before or during pregnancy, there can be detrimental effects to the fetus.
  • Respiratory – Individuals that have respiratory injuries due to chemical exposure will commonly experience breathing difficulties, allergies and similar conditions.
  • Gastrointestinal – Various stomach conditions can occur when an individual has ingested a hazardous chemical or substance either through water contamination or soil contamination.
  • Cardiovascular – Heart problems have been known to occur when exposure to certain chemicals takes place.
  • Hepatic effects – Various liver conditions can also occur due to chemical exposure.
  • Renal – Kidney problems, including blood in the urine and cancer, can arise when exposed to specific chemicals.
  • Neurological – Various nervous system disorders have been known to occur due to chemical exposure. This can include reflex malfunction and severe headaches.

If you or someone you know is currently suffering from injuries due to chemical exposure either in the work place or at home, you could be eligible to file a claim. Contact our knowledgeable chemical exposure lawyers in NJ today by getting your free consultation, or call 855-800-0093.