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Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Newcastle California

Newcastle is an unincorporated town in Placer County, California. It is nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, 31 miles northeast of Sacramento. Newcastle generally has moderate winters and warm summers. The latitude of Newcastle is 38.874N, the longitude is -121.132W, and an elevation of 945 ft. The town's zip code is 95658 and area code 916. There is small town charm in this foothill community. Known to be family friendly, it is close to Folsom Lake, the American River and an abundance of fresh produce from area growers. It is centrally located between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe on Interstate 80, approximately 2 hours from both. Its location allows the residents the opportunity to enjoy the peacefulness of the country while being conveniently located only 30 miles from the hub of the Sacramento metropolitan area.

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...