Diseases, Medical Conditions and Toxic Torts
Exposure to toxic substances, consumption of contaminated food and use of dangerous products could result in the development of certain serious and life-threatening diseases and medical conditions. The toxic tort lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for individuals who have suffered from any of the following diseases, illnesses, conditions or medical complications.
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Food Poisoning Lawyers
In many cases food poisoning outbreaks are caused by negligence during the manufacturing, packaging or preparation of food products. lawsuits are being reviewed for illness caused by foods contaminated with E Coli, Salmonella or Botulism bacteria.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENS) are severe skin reactions caused as a side effect of several medications. Lawsuits are being investigated for those diagnosed with either of these painful and debilitating conditions.
Mesothelioma from Asbestos
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos and breathing asbestos fibers. For those diagnosed with mesothelioma, financial compensation may be available.
Lead Paint Poisoning
Lead paint contained in older homes and defective toys could lead to elevated lead poisoning for young children. Elevated lead blood levels in children could result in serious injury, as the brain is susceptible to injury from chemicals during development.
Popcorn Lung / Bronchiolitis Obliterans
Bronchiolitis obliterans, which is more commonly known as popcorn lung, can occur among popcorn factory workers exposed to chemicals used to provide butter flavoring.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide leaks can result in serious and potentially life-threatening injury. If carbon monoxide poisoning was caused by the negligence of a landlord, builder, contractor or other entity, compensation may be available.
Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ)
A painful and disfiguration jaw condition has been linked to use of the osteoporosis drug, Fosamax. ONJ is associated with the death and decay of the jaw bone, which is irreversible and could lead to surgery to remove portions of the jaw.
Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF/NFD)
For those with kidney insufficiencies, MRI contrast agents with gadolinium could lead to the development of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), also known as nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD). The rare condition leads to a disabling hardening of the skin.
Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL)
PAGCL (Post-Arthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis) is a relatively new condition which has been directly linked to the use of pain pumps following arthroscopic shoulder surgery. It is associated with the deterioration of cartilage, and often results in a shoulder replacement.