Oakland Toxic Tort Lawyer
Toxic torts involve claims against some of the most nefarious individuals and corporations. Companies regularly dump poisonous chemicals into our drinking water, pollute the air over our communities, contaminate the soil where our food is grown, and sell us consumer products while ignoring the dangers of the chemicals present in those goods. Those polluters and manufacturers of dangerous and cancer-causing goods must be held to task for the harm they have caused us, our families, and our communities.
If you or a loved one has suffered a medical condition as a result of exposure to a toxic chemical produced by a negligent or reckless company, the Oakland toxic tort lawyers at Venardi Zurada are ready to hear your case. We will go toe-to-toe with even the biggest corporations and fight to ensure that they compensate the innocent victims whom they have hurt.
What Is a Toxic Tort Case?
Toxic torts are personal injury lawsuits over injuries caused by exposure to harmful chemicals. Exposure may happen through contaminated soil, groundwater, or air contamination, or by exposure to toxic chemicals present in consumer goods such as talcum powder or weed killer. These cases often end up as a class action involving hundreds or thousands of victims joining together to sue a defendant or group of defendants who caused injury to all of them via exposure to the same toxic chemical. Toxic tort cases might be brought because of an individual instance of contamination, or when the poisonous nature of a chemical is discovered after a company has been selling products including the chemical for years.
Some of the most famous toxic tort cases in the U.S. include, for example, litigation over mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos, cancerous causing chemicals (e.g. Roundup and Johnson & Johnson talc powder), and the class action against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for contaminating the groundwater in the San Francisco Bay Area that was the basis of the film Erin Brockovich. Asbestos lawsuits are still ongoing. If you have been exposed to any toxic chemicals as a result of water, air, or soil pollution from a factory or plant, or if you learn that a consumer good such as talcum powder is connected to cancer or other ailments, the toxic tort attorneys at Venardi Zurada can help you seek justice and compensation for the damage caused by these corporations.
Injuries and Illnesses Involved in Toxic Tort Cases
Toxic tort cases can involve a variety of ailments caused by the dangerous chemicals involved. Some of the more common injuries that have been raised in toxic tort cases include, for example:
- Asthma and other lung disorders
- Serious skin diseases
- Developmental disorders in children
- Various types of cancer caused by exposure to known carcinogens such as asbestos
- Brain or nerve damage caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals in insecticides, industrial solvents, and certain gases
Have You Been Exposed to a Toxic Spill or Dangerous Chemical in a Consumer Product?
A variety of toxic tort cases are brought every year against industrial polluters, manufacturing plants, and makers of consumer goods. The Oakland toxic tort lawyers at Venardi Zurada are prepared to represent victims of toxic exposure to a variety of dangerous products and pollutants, including the following:
- Baby powder and other products containing talcum powder
- Cancer-causing agents in herbicides such as Roundup
- Lead paint
- Benzene and diesel fumes
- Toxic molds
- Dangerous pharmaceuticals
- Groundwater, air, and soil contamination in various parts of the country
- Cleaners and degreasers
Bayer Monsanto Roundup Litigation
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a specialized intergovernmental agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), found that the active chemical in Roundup herbicide is a cancer-causing agent. Roundup was manufactured and distributed by Monsanto Company, a corporation later acquired by Bayer. Farmers and home gardeners have been using Roundup as a weed killer for years. The active ingredient in Roundup, known as glyphosate, has been linked to an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, as well as lymphocytic leukemia and other cancers.
Multiple lawsuits have been brought around the country against Monsanto and Bayer by victims claiming that their use of Roundup led to them contracting cancer. If you or your loved ones used Roundup weed killer and later contracted cancer, speak with a knowledgeable Oakland toxic tort attorney at Venardi Zurada to discuss your options. You might be eligible for a sizable recovery against the company as compensation for their dangerous product.
Dedicated Service to Oakland Toxic Tort Victims
If you or someone you care about has been hurt due to toxic exposure in Oakland, the zealous and passionate toxic tort lawyers at Venardi Zurada, LLP, want to hear from you. Tell us about your case and learn how we may be able to help you and your family recover for the harm you have suffered. Call 925-937-3900 or reach out online today for a free consultation.