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Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Woody California

Woody (formerly, Weringdale) is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California. It is located 25 miles (40 km) north-northeast of Bakersfield, at an elevation of 1654 feet (504 m). Woody was founded in 1889, and was named after Dr. Sparrell Walter Woody, who was a pioneer in the area. The first post office at Woody also opened in 1889. In 1891, Joseph Weringer laid out the town, then called Weringdale, but the name quickly reverted to Woody. Woody is mostly a ranch town, even though the ranches of Woody, lie usually a few miles out of town. At the "outskirts" of town is the Blue Mountain Graveyard. Across from the graveyard is the fire department. About one hundred yards west of the fire department, is a post office. In the town there is also an elementary school and a community hall, where the Woody residents have gatherings and events. There used to be a restaurant/ bar in Woody, but financial problems caused it to close. Woody has been influenced by the nearby Blue Mountain. Blue Mountain at one time had a gold mine. Then bad times hit the mine and the owners sold out to the government, who dynamited the inside of the mine and sealed off the entrance. It has been rumored that the outlaw Joaquin Murrieta once had a cave/ hideout, that he used while on the run, however nobody has been able to find it, so it is just an "rural" legend.

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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