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Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Gibson Missouri

Gibson is an unincorporated community in northern Dunklin County, Missouri. It is located thirteen miles north of Kennett on Route 53. Gibson was platted on October 20, 1890 and organized in 1891. In its early days, it was the railroad that made the town. The first train to Gibson made its stop on December 20, 1890. It was part of Louis Houck’s Missouri and Arkansas Railroad Company. The line extended from Cape Girardeau with connections in St. Louis, Kennett and Gibson. The line had two passenger trains per day. It was most often referred to as the Houck Road and later became known as the Ham Train, after one of the conductors who lived in Campbell. The town was incorporated on August 4, 1902. Voters elected five trustess, who elected one of the trustees to serve as chairman. The trustees were responsible for appointing a town clerk, marshall, collector, treasurer and street commissioner. The town’s first mayor was David C. Pollock. Gibson was originally called Canaan Island. It included what locals know today as North Canaan, South Canaan and Gibson. Gibson, named after one of the first families, later became the name of all the areas, totaling 160 acres. Gibson’s early days including a railroad station, sawmill, cotton gin, grist mill, a grocery store, a church and a schoolhouse. Farming was also one of the townspeople’s leading businesses. The town continued to grow, and in a few years, Gibson had a drug store, physician, two lodges, a barber shop, blacksmith shop, three general stores and two car dealerships. Not only a leader in commerce, Gibson even had two local baseball teams, the Gibson Grinnel Eaters and the Canaan Islanders.

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

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