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New York Toxic Torts (Toxic Substances) Lawyers

Toxins and Pollutants Can Cause Serious Injury or Death

Exposure to toxic substances can cause serious and permanent medical conditions and, in some cases, wrongful death. If you or a loved one has suffered due to toxic exposure, it is important to consult with an experienced toxic tort attorney.

The attorneys at Finz & Finz, P.C are focused on legal issues that affect the health and safety of the public. The firm has a team of highly experienced toxic tort attorneys with a proven record of results.

Contact the Finz firm today by telephone at  (855) TOP-FIRM or by filling out the Free Toxic Exposure Case Evaluation form now, and an experienced toxic tort attorney will review your case without any cost to you. The firm's New York toxic torts (toxic exposure) attorneys are prepared to help.

Toxic Exposure Injuries

Many substances may be toxic and cause serious illness to those who come in contact with them. In the early 1980s, the government announced a link to serious illnesses caused by the toxicity of asbestos. This substance was found to cause diseases of the respiratory system, including lung disease and lung cancer. Similarly, lead-based paints were commonly used in the 1950s and 1960s. However, in 1978, Congress banned the use of lead-based paint when it was determined that it caused damage to the brain and nervous system.

The Finz firm has extensive experience working with victims as well as families that have lost loved ones due to toxic exposure.

There are many sources of toxins and pollutants. Besides asbestos and lead, pesticides and certain molds can also pose serious health risks. Symptoms can range from simple eye and skin irritations to more serious damage to the nervous, hormonal, and immune systems. Depending on the level of toxicity and length of exposure, toxins and pollutants have caused other serious, life-threatening diseases and death.

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If you, a family member or a friend has suffered an injury or illness as a result of exposure to a toxin or pollutant contact the Finz firm toll free at  (855) TOP-FIRM to speak with an attorney experienced in toxic tort law or fill out the Free Toxin and Pollutant Case Evaluation form.

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EPA Evaluating Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

May 25, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are being evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency, which hosted a symposium on May 22nd, 2018 to bring experts up to date on where the agency stands regarding the use of PFAS in commercial and industrial applications, and to provide guidance regarding potential pollution of drinking water and other areas by these dangerous chemicals.

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Monitoring Toxic Chemicals Not Always a Priority

October 20, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland has issued a call to the EPA to begin enforcing regulations on Chlorosulfonic Acid after an accident in Baltimore exposed hundreds of people to the dangerous substance.  The accident, which resulted in a vapor cloud that affected an entire neighborhood, drew calls from local residents for politicians to intervene in areas affected by factories working with this dangerous substance.

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Toxicity in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

September 07, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

By now everyone has seen images of the devastating flooding in Houston as a result of Hurricane Harvey.  A city of millions of people was rendered practically uninhabitable by the forces of Mother Nature.  At least 40 were killed and hundreds of thousands left homeless.

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Revisiting Three Mile Island

June 09, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

For decades the Nuclear Industry has insisted that the accident at Three Mile Island, though terrifying, had no major effect on the health of Americans who lived nearby.  The radiation was mostly contained, they insisted, and exposure to limited doses of radiation does not necessarily cause harm.  New research out of Penn State University is challenging that claim.

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Radiation at the Workplace

May 29, 2017 | New York Workplace Toxic Exposure Law Firm, Workplace Accident and Toxic Exposure Law Firm New York, Manhattan Toxic Exposure Law Firm

A worker at a decommissioned nuclear weapons facility in Washington State might have carried radioactive contamination home with him after his clothes were exposed.  The incident happened on May 18th.  Politicians in the state are calling on the federal government to expedite the decontamination of the site, a project which has been underway since 1989.

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Summer Travel Caution with Botulism at a California Rest Stop

May 26, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

One person is dead and another is paralyzed after a rest stop in California served nacho cheese tainted with Botulism for nearly a week.  Botulism is a rare and deadly foodborne infection that was much more common when tin was used for canning goods in the United States.  Botulism has been mostly eradicated through better food sanitation practices, and is now better known for its cosmetic and medicinal purposes as Botox.

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Fracking Can Have Far Ranging Effects

May 16, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

New York State was one of the first states to ban fracking back in 2014.  Fracking is a controversial technique for harvesting oil and gas from shale and other deposits.  Fracking requires literally fracturing the earth to make these substances are easier to gather.  To do so, large machines are used to generate thousands of tons of pressure.

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The Widespread Reality of Lead and Other Poisonings

March 31, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

For the past few years, Flint, Michigan has been in the news due to a water crisis exposing thousands of children to significant amounts of lead.  The governor of the state has been under fire, as have local politicians, for failing to address the issue in a timely manner, and for allowing significant amounts of exposure to occur for years.

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Chemical Burns at a Place of Employment One of Many Hazards

February 16, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Not all burns are created alike, and it is important to keep that in mind if you need to provide first aid for yourself or others in the event of a burn. 

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Dangers at Work with Chemical Exposure

September 10, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A terrifying story out of Spokane, Washington reminds us how vulnerable we all are in the workplace.  On August 13th, 2015, a crew was working at a recycling plant when a canister began emitting chlorine gas in large quantities.  Observers noted a huge cloud in the air, and many who were exposed were instantly sickened.

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Toxic Exposure: Natural Causes

May 20, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Natural causes.  That’s what all the death certificates stated as cause of death.  But as the number of death certificates continued to mount, more and more questions were asked, and now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that perhaps the cause of death wasn’t natural after all.

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Toxic Exposure: Birth Defects and Fracking

December 15, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Businesses always assume new technology comes without side effects.  No one paid much attention to radiation until Marie Curie suffered terribly from its effects.  Companies ignored the dangers of lead in computer monitors until landfills and water supplies were poisoned.  As far as the companies who created them were concerned, pesticides and fertilizers couldn’t possibly have negative effects.

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Chemical Burns: The Acid Test

October 13, 2014 | Fin

The modern age has gifted us with hundreds of different chemicals, each with different purposes and safety instructions.  Many of these chemicals are incredibly useful, which is why we are willing to risk using them despite their inherent dangers.  Thankfully, manufacturers provide us with detailed information through MSDS sheets.  Unfortunately, very few in the general public are aware of their existence or know how to find the important information on them.

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Chemical Burns and Salon Injuries

April 02, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

When we treat ourselves to a spa day or a spa experience, we do not often think we are in the hands of those who could cause harm. After all, those who are in the profession of making others look better will surely handle our needs with care and concern, right?  In fact, customers at salons and spas have been affected by chemicals, burned from tanning beds, suffered skin abrasions from rough massages, endured skin cuts and punctures from tools used at manicures and pedicures, and more.  We put ourselves in the hands of professionals who are expert with these tools and mixtures because doing so ourselves does not give us the results that we want. Do we take it too much for granted that they know what they are doing when, if fact, they may not have had proper training?

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Chemical Spills in the Home and Workplace

February 05, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

What is so unique about a chemical or toxic spill? This type of incident happens all the time, even though we might not hear about it in the news. At home, you think you have your home repair or maintenance under control when working with pesticides or other chemicals.  You wear safety goggles and all the right clothing, and you read the instructions for proper usage.  But, what you don’t plan for is when the container tips over because you did not see it behind you, or you inadvertently spray an area of your skin or clothing.  Now what?

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Manhattan Law Firms Cautions Oil Spills Not Just At Sea

May 30, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Outside of the well-publicized oil spills like the Exxon Valdez and the BP spill in the Gulf Coast in 2010, oil spills can occur in small environments such as in a workplace, or  as part of a larger incident like a train derailment or big rig accident in which oil was part of the cargo.  When a spill occurs that involves oil or another toxic chemical, there may be long-term evidence that shows how it can affect your body, the environment, and the outlying areas from where the spill occurred.  Hazardous spills can come in the form of acid, oil or gasoline and many other elements that prove to be dangerous.

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The Statute of Limitations in Toxic Tort Exposure Cases

October 09, 2012 | Former NYS Supreme Court Justice Leonard L. Finz

A party who claims injury through the neglect of another must institute suit within the period prescribed by law or be barred by the applicable statute of limitations. What is a statute of limitations and why does it exist in American law? Essentially, each right that is denied or infringed upon must be pursued within a specific time period against the party claimed to be responsible. For example, under New York law, the right to sue a defendant who is negligent or whose product injures a plaintiff, is three years from the date of the occurrence. The statute of limitations in a New York medical malpractice action is two and a half years from the date of the medical departure or two and a half years from the last date of treatment, so long as it was continuous. The statute of limitations varies with respect to other actions (contract, liable, slander, civil assault, etc.)

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The Frye Hearing and its Impact upon a Personal Injury Case

September 25, 2012 | Former NYS Supreme Court Justice Leonard L. Finz

The cases that require expert scientific support are quite common in the personal injury field. Take for example a typical medical malpractice case in which the plaintiff claims that Dr. “X” through his negligence caused injury “Y”. Typically, and at least thirty days prior to trial, plaintiff must, in accordance with the New York rules, serve a statement upon the defense attorney setting out the specific field of the plaintiff’s medical expert, qualifications, and opinions that will be offered at trial (Rule 3101 [d]). The defendant must also comply with the rule by serving plaintiff’s counsel with a similar statement.   The reason for the rule is to avoid surprise at trial, in addition to generally limiting the expert to that which is set forth in the 3101 [d] statement.

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