Terrell is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 13,606. Terrell is located 32 miles (52 km) east of Dallas. Heritage Jubilee, held the third weekend in April at Ben Gill Park, is a celebration for the whole family. Events include a BBQ cook-off, museum tours, arts & crafts exhibition, carnival, live music, a quilt show, an auto show, and other special attractions. The City of Terrell, in partnership with the No 1 British Flying Training School Museum, host a WWII Veterans Reunion and air event each year on the first Saturday of October. This event draws attendees from all over the world and hosts numerous attractions such as vintage aircraft and military vehicles, skydiving, flight simulators, lectures, films, and demonstrations, and activities for every member of the family. The reunion dinner and hangar dance is on Friday night, the fly-in kicks off with a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning followed by a ceremony and entertainment until the afternoon. Terrell is also the location of the Terrell State Hospital, a psychiatric inpatient hospital with 316 beds operated under the direction of the Texas Department of State Health Services. Jamie Foxx, an actor, was raised in Terrell. Foxx graduated from Terrell High School in 1986 along with Cynthea Rhodes, a member of the United States Track & Field team in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Terrell High School has also graduated two NFL players which are Brice McCain, who was drafted in the NFL by the Houston Texans, and C.J. Wilson, who is currently playing for the Carolina Panthers.

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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.

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