The ability to breathe is easy to take for granted, until you don’t have it! Chemical and other environmental exposures can cause permanent, disabling lung damage.
Toxic exposures can occur in a variety of ways, including asbestos-containing products used at work; chemical plumes from industrial plants; chemical releases due to leaks or system failures at a jobsite; exposure to mold in a building with moisture problems; and exposure to chemical sprays used in agricultural settings. Cases involving toxic exposures are often expensive and complex due to the medical and scientific issues involved.
The lawyers at SKW have helped people who have suffered lung damage take legal action against companies responsible for a variety of toxic exposures, and have worked with experts in a variety of medical and scientific subject matters in handling these cases.
(February 2004). $3,100,000 settlement for exposure to high concentrations of sulfur dioxide, causing two employees of an independent contractor to develop Reactive Airways Disease Syndrome.
(March 2008) Confidential settlement for a diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma for a housewife as a result of being contaminated by asbestos fibers at home because of the work exposure of her ex-husband.
(1997) $1,850,000 settlement for deaths of two workers who went down a manhole and were asphyxiated.
(1993) $7,400,000 verdict for 241 plaintiffs in toxic tort claim for neighborhood exposure to sulfur gases from pulp mill wastewater treatment ponds.