Colianni & Leonard LLC

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Pittsburgh Toxic Torts Attorneys

Valencia toxic chemical injury attorney

Pittsburgh Area Personal Injury Lawyers for Environmental Exposure and Injuries From Toxic Substances

People in the United States expect to maintain a certain level of safety as they go about their daily lives. Unfortunately, there are many situations where large corporations or other companies may place people at risk due to exposure to toxic substances. These dangers may involve the release of chemicals or other harmful substances into the environment, or people may suffer harm due to products that contain toxic materials. In these cases, victims who suffer injuries or contract illnesses may be able to take legal action against a company that was responsible for their exposure to toxic substances. A skilled law firm can work to protect the rights of victims and ensure they take the correct steps to address the damages they have suffered.

The attorneys of Colianni & Colianni, LLC have extensive experience in cases involving toxic substances, environmental damage, and other issues that affect the health and safety of people in a community. We have represented clients in multiple types of mass torts involving issues that have affected large numbers of people. We work to ensure that our clients can achieve justice for the harm done to them by companies that have failed to protect people's safety and well-being.

Addressing Injuries and Health Issues Through Toxic Torts

Any actions or acts of negligence that cause injuries or damages to others are known as torts, and victims who suffer harm may take legal action to hold a company liable and recover financial compensation. Toxic torts involve actions that caused people to be exposed to harmful substances in the environment, in the products they use, or while at work. Toxic torts may address issues such as:

  • Industrial waste and pollution - People who live near facilities such as steel mills, oil refineries, or coal mines may be exposed to multiple types of toxic chemicals. These chemicals may seep into the ground and contaminate water supplies and soil, or air pollution may cause people to inhale chemicals or absorb them through their skin. Depending on the types of substances that are released into the environment, even low levels of exposure can cause significant harm over time, and certain chemicals may lead to chronic health conditions that affect people in multiple ways.
  • Asbestos - This substance was used in many older building materials, and residents of certain buildings or workers who perform construction, repairs, or demolition may inhale small fibers that can damage their lungs. In some cases, people who have been exposed to asbestos may develop mesothelioma, a form of cancer that can affect the lungs, chest cavity, and other bodily systems.
  • Herbicides and pesticides - Chemicals used to kill weeds and insects are often used on crops, and agricultural workers or people who live near farms may be exposed to these substances on a regular basis. Some of these chemicals have been linked to cancer and other serious health issues.
  • Dangerous pharmaceutical drugs - Certain types of prescription or over-the-counter medications may be contaminated with toxic substances, or they may have dangerous side effects that can affect people's health. For example, Valsartan, which is used to treat high blood pressure, and Zantac, which is used to treat heartburn and other digestive issues, have both been recalled because they were found to contain a cancer-causing substance.

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Colianni & Colianni, LLC works to protect the rights of people who have been harmed by toxic chemical exposure and help them take action against those who have caused them harm. To learn how we can help with your case, contact us at 412-680-7877 today to set up a free consultation. We serve clients throughout the Pittsburgh area, including Wexford, Allegheny County, Gibsonia, Bakerstown, Franklin Park, and Valencia.

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