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Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Cantil California

Cantil is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California. It is located 6 miles (9.7 km) southwest of Saltdale, at an elevation of 2018 feet (615 m). Cantil was founded as a station on the Nevada and California Railroad in 1908 or 1909. The first post office opened in 1916. Cantil is located in the northern Antelope Valley in. Its zip code is 93519 and its area code 760. Cantil is near the home of the Honda Proving Center of California (HPCC), a test track used for testing new car models and motorcycles. Partial scenes of Universal's 1932 horror film The Mummy were filmed here. Cantil is also home to the Red Rock Elementary School and the Red Rock Community Day School, both of which help students who were not successful in the regular school system. Average rainfall is just 4.73 inches (12.01 cm). The highest temperature ever recorded in Cantil was 119°F (48.3°C) in 1972. The lowest temperature on record was just one degree, recorded in 1963. The average daily high for January is 60°F (15.6°C), with average lows of 31°F (-0.5°C). High temperatures average 103°F (39.4°C) in July with average lows of 66°F (18.8°C).

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...