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Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Atascadero California

Atascadero is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, about equidistant from San Francisco and Los Angeles on U-S Highway 101. Atascadero is farther inland than most other San Luis Obispo County cities, and as a result, usually experiences warmer, drier summers and cooler winters than neighboring cities such as San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. The current population is around 29,000. The brainchild of mega-entrepreneur E.G. Lewis, Atascadero CA is the result of nearly a century of organic community evolution. It is an amalgamation of rolling hills studded with majestic oaks and other mesmerizing flora; historic buildings; quaint lake park and zoo; dynamic enclaves of artists, musicians and writers; all surrounded by the most colorful visitor vistas and finest wineries in the state. Atascadero is the hub, the very center of California's Central Coast. == Annual events include: == Farmers Market - Downtown - Every Wednesday - Year 'Round Sweetheart Stroll - Downtown - Saturday before Valentines's Day - February Wildflower Bike Ride - April Central Coast Cince de Mayo - Saturday before May 5 Atascadero Wine & Golf Festival - Atascadero Lakeside Park - Saturday - June Tuesday Concerts in the Park - Atascadero Lakeside Park - June to August Saturday Concerts in the Park - Atascadero Lakeside park - June to August Great American Holiday - Saturday after July 4 Ice Cream Zoofari at the Zoo - July Hot El Camino Cruise Night - Huge car Cruise on Friday evening - August Mid-State Cruizers Car Show - Atascdero Lakeside Park - Saturday - August Sunken Gardens Flea Market - September Colony Days Parade & Celebration - Downtown - Third Saturday in October Halloween ZooBoo at the Zoo - October Downtown Winter Wonderland - Downtown - Second Friday in December More information: [www. visitatascadero. com]

What is toxic tort law?

Toxic Tort cases involve people who have been injured through exposure to dangerous pharmaceuticals or chemical substances in the environment, on the job, or in consumer products -- including carcinogenic agents, lead, benzene, silica, harmful solvents, hazardous waste, and pesticides to name a few.

Most toxic tort cases have arisen either from exposure to pharmaceutical drugs or occupational exposures. Most pharmaceutical toxic injury cases are mass tort cases, because drugs are consumed by thousands of people, many of whom become ill from a toxic drug. There have also been many occupational toxic tort cases, because industrial and other workers are often chronically exposed to toxic chemicals - more so than consumers and residents. Most of the law in this area arises from asbestos exposure, but thousands of toxic chemicals are used in industry and workers in these areas can experience a variety of toxic injuries. Unlike the general population, which is exposed to trace amounts of thousands of different chemicals in the environment, industrial workers are regularly exposed to much higher levels of chemicals and therefore have a greater risk of developing disease from particular chemical exposures than the general population. The home has recently become the subject of toxic tort litigation, mostly due to mold contamination, but also due to construction materials such as formaldehyde-treated wood and carpet. Toxic tort cases also arise when people are exposed to consumer products such as pesticides and suffer injury. Lastly, people can also be injured from environmental toxins in the air or in drinking water.

Answers to toxic tort law issues in California

In certain kinds of cases, lawyers charge what is called a contingency fee. Instead of billing by the hour, the...

Because of the health problems caused by lead poisoning, the federal Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction...

Property owners may be liable for tenant health problems caused by exposure to environmental hazards, such as...

In general, mass tort cases involve a large number of individual claimants with claims associated with a single...

Federal court opinions concerning toxic tort law in California