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Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Herlong California

Herlong is an unincorporated community in Lassen County, California. It is located 8 miles (13 km) north of Doyle, at an elevation of 4114 feet (1254 m). Herlong is located in southern Lassen County near the southeast edge of Honey Lake about 70 miles (110 km) north of Reno, Nevada, and about 45 miles (72 km) south of Susanville. The community is accessible to U.S. Route 395 via Lassen County Route A25 or Lassen County Route A26. Herlong is located at the extreme Eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in the southeastern region of Honey Lake Valley. Herlong is a town built to house civilian workers for Sierra Army Depot which was built in 1942. Sierra Army Depot was one of several ammunition storage facilities located far enough from the coast to be safe from Japanese attack. The site where Sierra was built also met the requirement that the depot be in a dry and isolated area for storage and safety. Herlong was named for Captain Henry W. Herlong, the first Army ordnance officer to die in WWII. Oddly, at first, the postal stamps, money orders and equipment bore the spelling 'Hurlong' which lasted for about 5 days, before the error was corrected. Since its beginning, the town which was built around the base has ebbed and flowed, having gone from a peak of about 5,000, in the 1950s (most of whom are civilian employees on the base), to the current population of 900. Herlong has numerous churches. These include Bible Baptist Church, which is an Independent Baptist church pastored by Michael Reed, an Assembly of God church, and a Southern Baptist church. The Office of Historic Preservation currently lists 62 historic properties in Herlong on its Historic Properties Data File for Lassen County. Herlong is in Lassen County, which is one of the last counties in the west that is still considered "open range" land. One issue with this is the occasional cow on the road, causing numerous accidents, as well as cattle grazing the lawns of the local community. The Sierra Army Depot now serves as a munition and explosive disposal area, destroying approximately 53 million decommissioned explosive annually. The ZIP Code is 96113. The community is inside area code 530.

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...