Chemical company DuPont is frequently in the news for the negative health and environmental consequences posed by its products. Even its facilities, both operating and defunct, have been linked to possible health concerns, personal injury, and wrongful death in the public. While many chemical companies refuse to own up to their mistakes, many victims are able to take them to court to obtain the damages they rightfully deserve.
If you or a family member has suffered a personal injury or death as a result of possible pollution or chemical exposure, you will need an experienced lawyer to assist you with your case if you decide to seek damages. The Miami personal injury lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz, PA work with you to help you design a case that is geared toward achieving the end result you want. Call us at (877) 475-2905.
Chemical Company’s Effect on Environment and Health
DuPont, one of the largest chemical companies in the world, has seen its fair share of lawsuits. Recently, a personal injury and wrongful death lawsuit have been filed against the company, specifically in connection to its operation of the Spelter smelter. The lawsuit was filed by the grandmother of a 7-year-old boy who reportedly died following a severe asthma attack. This attack was allegedly caused and exacerbated by exposure to pollution from the smelter.
Another case has been filed against DuPont by a married couple who claim to have developed pulmonary fibrosis in response to the pollution near their home. What is interesting is that DuPont settled a similar lawsuit five years ago; yet, at the time the company admitted no wrongdoing on their part. Around $34 million has been set aside for cleanup of the smelter property. Both of these cases report that exposure to heavy metals from the smelting process, including lead, zinc, cadmium, and arsenic, is what caused the negative health effects.
It is true that the chemical and refinery industries provide a valuable service to the economy and the world at large, but when they manufacture products that poison the environment and/or present a public health threat, that is when something really has to shift. Personal injury attorneys play a pivotal role in helping them clean up their act by forcing them to recognize their mistakes and provide compensation for the victims of their products.
A Personal Injury Attorney Who Cares
If you or family member has experienced a personal injury due to direct or indirect exposure to chemicals or pollution, you deserve to be compensated for any damages or medical costs. The Miami personal injury lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz, PA has years of experience working with personal injury cases, and we strive to understand each and every case so our clients can aim for receiving the reward they deserve. If you would like to discuss the details of your case, please feel free to call our offices for a FREE consultation at (877) 475-2905. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our free consultation is so we can understand the specific nature of your case and discuss the best strategies for achieving the best outcome for you and everyone involved.