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Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Kyburz California

Kyburz (formerly, Slippery Ford and Slipperyford) is a small unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California, along the South Fork of the American River and U.S. Highway 50, and is surrounded by the El Dorado National Forest. The town is at an elevation of 4058 feet (1237 m) above sea level and named in honor of former postmaster Albert Kyburz. As of the 2000 Census the population was 167, although the road sign on highway 50 states 139 as of 2008. Including 86 males and 81 females, 65 males age 18 and older, 66 females age 18 and older, 11 males age 65 or older, and 16 females age 65 or older. There were 5 people under age 5, 8 people age 5 to 9, 12 people age 10 to 14, 14 people age 15 to 19, 4 people age 20 to 24, 16 people age 25 to 34, 21 people age 35 to 44, 30 people age 45 to 54, 14 people age 55 to 59, 16 people age 60 to 64, 12 people age 65 to 74, 11 people age 11 to 84, 4 people age 85 and older. The median age was 45.5 and people age 18 and older numbered 131, age 21 and over 128, and age 65 and over 27. The Slippery Ford post office opened in 1861; the name was changed to Slipperyford in 1896, and to Kyburz in 1911. Ski racer Spider Sabich was raised in Kyburz. He moved here with his family from Sacramento when he was nearly five; his father was a patrolman with the California Highway Patrol.

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

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