The danger of pesticide exposure

On Behalf of | Dec 27, 2021 | Firm News |

There are more toxic substances in the world than many people realize. The sad reality is that many unsuspecting individuals end up exposed to these substances, resulting in severe harm. One common product found throughout Texas that poses a significant threat is pesticide.

Exposure is widespread

A lot of people come into contact with pesticides. While the vast majority of those individuals may be agricultural workers, even those outside of that industry, including children, can end up exposed when eating food or merely breathing the air in their environment. The effects can be tragic, including each of the following acute and chronic conditions:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Nose, throat, and skin irritation
  • Digestive issues
  • Cancer
  • Brain damage
  • Nervous system damage
  • Birth defects
  • Infertility
  • Damage to the lungs
  • Liver and kidney harm

This is just a small sampling of the harm that can be caused to those who are exposed to pesticides. In a lot of cases, though, these medical conditions don’t present until months or even years after exposure. That can make it challenging to tie the medical condition to the toxic pesticide in question.

Building your toxic tort claim

If you think that you’ve been harmed by a dangerous substance that you’ve come into contact with, then you might have legal recourse. But in order to impose liability and recover the compensation that you’re owed, you’ll need strong evidence to support your position. That can be tough under the circumstances, especially if there’s a large gap of time between exposure and diagnosis.

Attorneys who are experienced in this area of the law know how to assess these situations and can work with you to determine the extent and severity of your exposure to pesticide, as well as the likelihood that your medical condition resulted from that exposure. This may mean securing testimony from expert witnesses, but competent attorneys can help you navigate that and other challenging aspects of your claim.