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Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Fall River Mills California

Fall River Mills is an unincorporated town and census-designated place (CDP) in Shasta County, California, United States. The population was 648 at the 2000 census. Fall River Mills is known for its agriculture and its recreation. Being home to the production of cattle, wild rice, garlic, mint, hay, lavender and alfalfa. Recreation includes a Clark Glasson designed and built golf course, fly fishing, hunting including big game and waterfowl, white water rafting, artists galleries, equestrian and rodeo events. Fall River Mills has the only airport within 75 miles of Redding, California and Alturas, California. It was used as a pilot training base during World War II, but in 2007 it was expanded with larger/longer runways with new hangers and a new fueling area/system. There are rumors that Fall River Mills and nearby McArthur would merge and incorporate into one city, they would most likely incorporate with 2,295 people.

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...