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The most successful toxic tort cases are generally found to involve asbestos (mesothelioma), benzene (acute myelogenous leukemia ("AML"), multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ("NHL")), beryllium (chronic beryllium disease or "CBD"), and vinyl chloride (angiosarcoma of the liver). Claims involving most other hazardous and toxic substance, or other diseases, will lead to more difficult litigation, greater expense and greater risk of loss.

The federal government has identified a number of known human carcinogens and their target organs based upon epidemiological evidence (not just animal testing) and other human experience. While this may simplify the general causation issue (that this particular kind of exposure can cause this kind of disease) it does not resolve the issue of specific causation (that this person's disease was caused by these exposures). Where there is no marker disease (such as mesothelioma, angiosarcoma, or CBD), the cases are much more difficult, expensive and risky.



Read More Our asbestos lawyers represent victims of injuries sustained from asbestos poisoning. Asbestos is a mineral made up of long, thin, pliable fibers. It is very strong and resists heat and fire. For many years, asbestos was used widely across many industries because of its durability. Some of its most common uses were in acoustical surfacing materials and insulation.


Read More Benzene is a chemical that is often used to manufacture rubber, plastics, lubricants, paints, synthetics, resins, and other products. Benzene is also present in cigarette smoke and petroleum. In nature, benzene is released into the environment through volcanic eruptions and forest fires. Despite its usefulness in industry, cancer has been found in humans who had lengthy exposure to benzene.

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