A toxic tort is a particular type of personal injury lawsuit in which it is alleged that the plaintiff was harmed by exposure to one or more chemicals. This exposure typically comes from chemicals found in pharmaceuticals, consumer products, or in the environment. Most toxic tort cases arise from exposure to pharmaceutical drugs or occupational contact, but can also be the result of exposure to environmental toxins in or near the home or workplace.
Environmental injury occurs when people are harmed by environmental toxins in the air or in drinking water. In recent years, personal injury and environmental lawyers have been filing an increasing number of environmental toxic tort cases related to hazards like gas leaks, mercury, lead, asbestos, benzene, and common pesticides.
The Mandell Law Firm is experienced in toxic tort litigation and we represent many of the plaintiffs in the Porter Ranch Gas Leak crisis as well as the Exide Pollution Case in Vernon. If you have been affected by one of these incidents, please contact us at (818) 886-6600.