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Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Feather Falls California

Feather Falls (formerly, Mooretown, Moresville and Feather River) is a rural unincorporated community in Butte County, California north and east of Lake Oroville. It lies at an elevation of 2982 feet. It is home to Feather Falls Elementary School, a K-8 facility. It takes its name from nearby Feather Falls, the sixth highest waterfall in the United States. There are large forested areas with not many towns on maps of the area. This part of the county is partly inside of Plumas National Forest. Three other small communities are about five miles (8 km) distant in different directions. Camp Eighteen lies 4.9 miles (7.9 km) distant at 61 degrees off true North, straight-line distance. Clipper Mills is about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) at 128 degrees off true North. Forbestown is roughly 5.3 miles (8.5 km) at 188 degrees off true North. The US Geological Survey defines it as a populated place with a feature ID of 1656010. The community is 2,980 feet (910 m) above mean sea level. The area is inside area code 530. The community's ZIP code is 95940, which is shared with part of Oroville.

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...