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Recent Injury Law Blog Posts

Some medical providers will fight for bigger cut of wrongful death settlements

Posted on 23 August 2014

Last week, I was discussing the latest settlement offer with a client. While the number was not unreasonable, it was not ou... Read more


Keep Young Children Away from Those Windows

Posted on 14 August 2014

A few summers ago, I blogged about the dangers of window falls for toddlers. SKW has represented clients in tragic window fal... Read more


Seattle’s new Bikeshare program will address higher risk of head injuries

Posted on 7 August 2014

Want to get somewhere fast but don’t want to rent a car or wait for a cab or bus? When visiting San Francisco a few we... Read more


Toxic Exposure Attorneys

Toxic Exposure

Contractors working on storage tanks suffered permanent lung damage during a sulfur dioxide release. SKW toxic exposure injury attorneys held the owners liable.

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.

Representative cases

$3,100,000 settlement in 2004 for exposure to high concentrations of sulfur dioxide, causing two employees of an independent contractor to develop Reactive Airways Disease Syndrome

Verdict in 1993 for 22 representative plaintiffs that equated to $7,400,000 for all 241 plaintiffs in Grays Harbor County Superior Court.  Toxic tort claim for neighborhood exposure to sulfur gases from pulp mill wastewater treatment ponds.

Confidential settlements for individuals who have died as a result of exposure to asbestos at work and for family members of individuals who worked around asbestos and were exposed as a result of asbestos brought home on clothing.

Confidential settlements for individuals who developed asthma and other respiratory problems due to exposure to mold in an office building and apartment complex.

Confidential settlement in a case against a smelter in Idaho that was responsible for creating lead poisoning that affected 50 children.