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Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Maywood California

Maywood is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. In terms of area, Maywood is the third-smallest incorporated city in Los Angeles County, as it is slightly larger than Hawaiian Gardens, the smallest, and Cudahy, the second-smallest. The population was about 29,984 on January 1, 2009, according to the California Department of Finance. Various news accounts have said its official population swells to 45,000 when illegal immigrants are counted. About one third of its residents work in the factories at nearby Vernon and Commerce. The city has been at the forefront of illegal immigration debates. The city, 97% of which is Latino, became a sanctuary city causing a backlash from groups like the Minutemen Project. The city has a relatively young population and due to this the city government has build a community activity sport building, the new Riverfront Park, and new half-sized olympic swimming pool at the Maywood Activity Center. Maywood Academy High School along with Maywood Elementary School have been build to accommodate the young families of the city. Another new high school is slated to open in the near future. The city also provides a free WiFi internet service to benefit the young people and businesses of the city.

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...