Toxic Torts

Legal claims for injuries caused by exposure to dangerous chemical substances are commonly referred to as toxic torts. The nature of the diseases or injuries that people suffer because of exposure to toxic substances can be life-altering, and possibly fatal.

Toxic torts frequently involve entire groups or classes of people affected by the chemical exposure and thus lead to class action lawsuits that may involve possible multidistrict litigation (MDL) proceedings. A third party could be liable for victim injuries if it is determined that the party negligently failed to warn the victims of the possible dangers of its product, misrepresented the possible dangers of its product, or engaged in behavior dangerous enough to constitute strict liability.

Attorney for Toxic Torts in Chicago, IL

Have you been diagnosed with a serious illness or was your loved one killed because of exposure to any toxic substance in northern Illinois? You could be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial harm. Susan E. Loggans & Associates can help you get justice.

Chicago personal injury lawyer Susan E. Loggans represents clients in Berwyn, Burbank, Calumet City, Chicago, Des Plaines, and many surrounding areas of Cook County. Our attorney can review your case and discuss all of your legal options as soon as you call (312) 201-8600 to schedule a free initial consultation. Susan E. Loggans & Associates provides legal representation on a contingency fee basis, so clients do not pay us anything unless they obtain financial awards.

Overview of Toxic Torts in Cook County

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Types of Toxic Torts in Illinois

Toxic torts often involve unknowing exposure to dangerous chemical substances. Some cases involve occupational exposure while others involving exposure in the homes of the victims.

In addition to environmental causes of toxic torts, other common sources of toxic tort claims include pharmaceuticals and consumer products. A few of the most common types of chemicals involved in toxic tort claims include, but are not limited to:

  • Arsenic
  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Beryllium
  • Chlorine
  • Chromium(III) oxide (Cr2O3)
  • Diacetyl
  • Diesel fumes
  • Dioxins
  • Hexavalent chromium
  • Latex
  • Lead
  • Manganese
  • Mercury
  • Methylene chloride
  • Mold
  • Perchloroethylene
  • Pesticides
  • Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)
  • Propane
  • Radiation
  • Silica
  • Talc
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Toluene
  • Xylene

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Diseases Caused by Toxic Torts in Chicago

The victims in toxic tort cases have usually been diagnosed with extremely serious illnesses as the result of their exposure to chemical substances. In many cases, these individuals face staggering medical bills and may be unable to continue working to support themselves and their families.

Unfortunately, the symptoms of toxic substance exposure do not appear for quite some time. As a result, key evidence can be difficult—although not entirely impossible—to obtain.

It is critical for any person who has been diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening illness as the result of exposure to a toxic substance to seek the help of a skilled Chicago personal injury lawyer. Susan E. Loggans & Associates represents people diagnosed with various diseases as the result of dangerous chemical exposure, including—but not limited to—the following:

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Asbestosis
  • Berylliosis
  • Byssinosis
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma (Hodgkin’s disease)
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Leukemia
  • Lung disease
  • Lymphoma
  • Manganism
  • Mesothelioma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Silicosis
  • Thrombocytopenic purpura

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Cook County Resources for Toxic Torts

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — The mission of the Illinois EPA is “to safeguard environmental quality, consistent with the social and economic needs of the State, so as to protect health, welfare, property and the quality of life.” Visit this website to learn more about air quality, water quality, and land pollution and waste disposal. You can also report illegal dumping and file a pollution complaint.

Chicagoland Environmental Network (CEN) — The Chicagoland Environmental Network (CEN) is a group of more than 200 environmental and natural resource organizations. The network is administered by the Chicago Zoological Society, the private nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County. View a full list of member organizations, volunteer opportunities, and an upcoming events calanedar.

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Susan E. Loggans & Associates | Chicago Toxic Tort Lawyer

If you have been diagnosed with a serious illness or your loved one died because of unknowing exposure to a chemical substance, it will be in your best interest to quickly retain legal counsel. Susan E. Loggans & Associates assists residents of communities all over northern Illinois, including Park Ridge, Elgin, Elmhurst, Evanston, Oak Forest, and several others.

Susan E. Loggans is an experienced personal injury attorney in Chicago who understand the complexity of tort law claims and works tirelessly to help clients achieve the most favorable possible outcomes to their cases. Call (312) 201-8600 or complete an online contact form to have our lawyer provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case during a free, no-obligation consultation.

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