We also handle claims for injuries related to welding rod fume exposure. Welders are at great risk of exposure to high levels of manganese that can cause Manganism, a disease that can injure the part of the brain that controls body movements. The symptoms of Manganism resemble Parkinson’s Disease symptoms. The exposure occurs primarily through long term inhalation of welding rod fumes. Although some of the symptoms of Manganism can be treated with drugs and therapy, the neurological damage that occurs to the brain is permanent and devastating. We understand the connection between welding manganese and brain damage. Contact us if you or someone you care about may be suffering from welding rod manganese brain damage.
We have pursued claims against large companies and individuals in cases involving exposure to lead, welding rod fumes, silica, and toxic chemicals. We have the resources to handle class action litigation and multi-party claims of all types. Our attorneys are familiar with the insurance coverage issues, as well as extra-contractual issues, that arise in handling toxic tort and environmental claims.
Mass tort claims involve the possibility of huge financial gains and losses, therefore have high stakes for the plaintiffs and the defendants. It is important to consult with an attorney as experienced as ours, in order to make sure your interests in a mass tort lawsuit are properly represented.
We have successfully represented clients injured by “mass torts” regarding Dalkon Shield IUDs, Breast Implants, Sulzer, Rezillin, Fen-Phen, Heart Valves, Welding Rods, Toxic Spills, Pollution, Toxic Dumping, Arsenic Swing Sets.
If you or a family member has been exposed to a toxic substance that has resulted in injury or death, or if a family member has been seriously injured or killed in a private aviation disaster, please call us toll-free at (877) 702-7800 or at (415) 432-7290 to discuss how we can help.
Exposure to lead-based paint used in industry, on equipment or in playgrounds and parks is another common source of claims. Although lead-based paint is the most common source of lead poisoning, other sources can also contribute to the problem as well. As with claims related to silica and welding rod injuries, claims for damages related to lead exposure are also commonly brought as a mass tort.
About one in eleven children in America have high levels of lead in their blood. Children six and under are especially at risk. Even babies still in their mother’s womb can be harmed by exposure to lead.
Because their bodies are still developing, children are more easily and severely injured by lead than adults. And because pregnant mothers can pass lead through their body to their baby, their babies are easily hurt by lead.
Where does it come from?
Lead was used in many products. We now know how harmful it can be. Unfortunately, lead still remains in many materials where we live.
It may be in your home right now. It can be found in:
What makes it so dangerous is that you can’t see or smell lead.
Lead can hurt your child’s mind and body. It can cause:
To make sure you are aware of all the possible threats of lead poisoning, it’s helpful to talk to someone familiar with this danger. At Choulos, Choulos, & Wyle, our lawyers experienced in toxic cases, can assist in having your child tested for lead. Their office can also help in getting your house or apartment tested for lead.
Most importantly, our attorney can help you protect your family’s rights. You may be entitled to money to pay for medical costs and damages or other problems lead causes. Please call us at (415) 432-7290 to discuss your concerns about lead.
by The California Department of Health Services
Reprinted with permission from the California Department of Health Services and the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch.