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Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Diggins Missouri

Diggins is a village in Webster County, Missouri, United States. The population was 298 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. The small community, which once had two grocery stores, two gas stations, a feed mill and a bank until the Great Depression, is located halfway between Fordland and Seymour on U.S. 60. Diggins has its own water and sewer system for residents inside its city limits. Diggins is known best to the outside world as the hometown of Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart. At the community's 100-year centennial celebration in 1987, Walton visited Diggins. Today, Diggins has a post office and a few businesses. The village's gathering place is the Diggins Community Building, a facility that also includes a park and playground. State highways O and NN meet U.S. 60 in Diggins, and the rural area surrounding the community has grown at a rapid rate over the past twenty years.

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 Missouri

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...