Unyielding legal support for New Orleans clients suffering from exposure to toxic chemicals, products, and molds
Poisons, toxic chemicals, and hazardous materials can cause serious illness, disfigurement, and even death. If you are exposed to an environmental or toxic substance because of the negligence of another person or party, you may have grounds for an injury lawsuit. At Venezia & Associates (APLC), we have decades of experience representing clients affected by asbestos, lead-based paints, and other toxic materials. Whether you sustain injury or disease, or have lost a loved one, our formidable trial attorneys are prepared to fight zealously to help you recover compensation for medical treatment, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and other damages.
New Orleans toxic tort lawyers handle a variety of cases
Obtaining a favorable outcome in a toxic tort case often requires testimony from expert witnesses. Our lawyers are prepared to consult with environmental and hazardous chemical specialists in order to bolster your case and help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. For clients in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana, we have considerable experience handling the following types of toxic tort cases:
Asbestos exposure —Due to its insulating properties against sound and heat, asbestos was used for many years in the construction industry. Today, the world recognizes it as highly toxic substance capable of causing mesothelioma and other respiratory conditions.
Toxic mold — Molds that grow in walls, ceilings basements, and under flooring can release toxic spores that cause illness and death. Toxic mold syndrome can be contracted in virtually any type of building where Stachybotrys, Penicillim, Paecilomyces, Aspergillus, and Fusarium cultures are allowed to thrive.
Lead-paint — Lead-based paint is commonly found in older homes. While infants and young children are most susceptible to inhaling lead dust or eating paint chips, exposure to this toxic substance can cause serious illness to nearly anyone.
Pesticides — Used in the agriculture industry to this day, pesticides are capable of causes many types of serious conditions and diseases including cancer, asthma, autism, learning disabilities, birth defects, and Alzheimer’s.
If you believe you may have contracted an illness because of exposure to a toxic chemical, you must seek legal aid immediately. Under the statute of limitations in Louisiana, you only have one year from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit for compensation.
Asbestos exposure in Louisiana
Countless workers in shipbuilding factories, power plants, and oil refineries throughout Louisiana have been exposed to asbestos. The effects of inhaling this terrible material typically do not appear for many years, and when they do, it’s often too late for victims to seek treatment. Our firm works swiftly and aggressively to obtain compensation for families coping with mesothelioma or cancer caused by asbestos exposure throughout the state. Using every resource at our disposal, we strive to get our clients the money they need through personal injury lawsuits and federal trust funds.
Toxic tort law firm committed to helping Louisiana families
Venezia & Associates (APLC) is honored to be the voice of Louisiana workers and residents who suffer because of exposure to toxic chemicals and materials. Call (504) 486-3910 orcontact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case with an experienced injury lawyer today.