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Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Earp California

Earp, California is an unincorporated townsite in San Bernardino County in the Sonoran Desert close to the California/Arizona state line at the Colorado River in Parker Valley. It is named for famed western lawman Wyatt Earp who settled in the area with his second wife, Josephine Sarah Marcus. Earp was living in Vidal in 1906 and staked claims for both copper and gold mines near the base of the Whipple Mountains that same year. Earp spent the winters of his last years working the claims, and died in Los Angeles on January 13, 1929. Though there was never an actual town on the site of Earp, there is a post office near Earp's mining claims at the eastern terminus of Highway 62 near Parker, AZ signed as "Earp, California" with a ZIP code of 92242. For amusement only there is a tiny cemetery showing the fake grave of Wyatt Earp. In regards to telephone communications, the entire region on the California side falls under area code 760. Its location in relationship to the county seat makes Earp the farthest point from the county seat at more than 220 miles (350 km) away. Unofficial alternate names of the area are listed as Drenna and Drennan.

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...