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Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Whiteland Indiana

Whiteland is a town in Pleasant and Franklin townships, Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 3,958 at the 2000 census. Whiteland is located in north/central Johnson County approximately 19 miles (31 km) south of Indianapolis in Johnson County, which is one of the counties circling the capital city itself and therefore considered part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Major access roads to get to Whiteland are I-65 (Exit 95 is the Whiteland Exit). South on U.S. 31 from Indianapolis and North from Columbus. Whiteland was incorporated on May 3, 1886; however, the town was beginning to blossom as early as 1858. Three businesses formed the center of Whiteland. When the first plat was laid out, it consisted of 40 lots. Today, Whiteland has approximately 1,600 lots. The estimated population from the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2003 is 4,202. This represents about a 2% annual growth rate since the 2000 U.S. Census. Formal education began when the first school house was built in 1869 and served as the town's school until the 1950s. In 1957, a new high school was built. The Class of 1958 was the first class to graduate from the new Whiteland High School. In 1965, Clark High School and Whiteland High School united to form Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation and what is now known as Whiteland Community High School. The old Clark High School became Clark Elementary School and additional schools Break-O-Day Elementary School, Whiteland Elementary School and Clark-Pleasant Middle School were built and opened later in the 1960s and '70s. Clark-Pleasant Intermediate School was added to the district as of 2004 and Pleasant Crossing Elementary School is the newest addition, completed in the winter of 2007.

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 Indiana

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...