Brain Injuries from Toxic Exposure

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The environment in which we live contains a wide variety of dangerous substances. Many of these substances have the potential to cause severe damage to the human brain and leave victims with permanent disabilities and long-term health challenges.

If you have suffered brain injuries from toxic exposure because of the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to financial restitution. To claim it, however, you will need the assistance of a knowledgeable personal injury and premises liability lawyer.

How Our Experienced Attorneys Can Help You Pursue the Compensation You Deserve

At the Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, we believe that Texans who sustain brain injuries from toxic chemical exposure should always receive the compensation they deserve. When you hire us, we will help you work toward that goal by:

Providing You with Sound Legal Advice and Guidance

The civil justice system in the state of Texas can be quite complex and confusing. As you work through your toxic exposure lawsuit, you are all but certain to encounter several situations that you are not quite sure how to handle. You may also be forced to make some tricky decisions along the way.

Fortunately, when you work with the skilled legal team here at the Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, you won’t need to figure out the intricacies of the Texas civil justice system alone. Our lawyers will be on-hand to provide you with the legal advice and guidance you need to get through your case.

Negotiating with the Other Party’s Insurer

Many chemical exposure lawsuits are resolved with the plaintiff and the defendant’s insurance company agreeing to a settlement. Of course, these deals don’t often come together overnight. They typically require weeks or even months of intense negotiation before they are ready to be signed.

Over the years, the attorneys here at the Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, have negotiated innumerable settlement deals with Texas insurance companies. As such, we know all of the best tactics and techniques to use to convince them to offer more generous financial terms. With our firm on your side, you can feel certain that you will be well represented during negotiations.

Representing You at Trial

If the other party’s insurance company is unwilling to offer a fair settlement deal, you will need to take your pursuit of financial restitution to court. There, a judge and jury will hear evidence from both sides and decide how much compensation you should receive.

Given the importance of your trial to your health and financial future, you would be wise to have an experienced lawyer represent you throughout the process. Fortunately, when you work with our law firm, “experience” is exactly what you will get. Our legal team has been arguing cases in courtrooms throughout Texas for years, and we are ready to do the same for you.

Are you ready to file your brain injury lawsuit and begin battling for the compensation you deserve? If so, please do not hesitate to call the attorneys here at the Stephens Law Firm, PLLC. We are always ready, willing, and able to assist our friends and neighbors in Fort Worth.

Common Causes of Brain Injury from Toxic Exposure

Every year, thousands of people throughout the United States sustain brain injuries from chemical exposure. These injuries are generally caused by one of the following substances:

Mercury

Mercury is commonly used in the manufacture of thermometers and is commonly found in both water and food. This toxic substance can impact the function of the basal ganglia, as well as the occipital lobe and cerebellum.

Texans who are exposed to mercury often experience memory loss, tremors, and breathing problems. Particularly high levels of mercury poisoning can also lead to organ failure.

Lead

Lead exposure can occur through the intake of contaminated water – as seen in Flint, Michigan – or through interactions with lead-based paints. 

Long-term exposure to this dangerous substance can cause issues including diminished motor skills and foot drop. These conditions are often permanent.

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide poisoning is typically caused by improperly installed furnaces, water heaters, and ranges. The inhalation of this dangerous substance can lead to a loss of consciousness and death.

Texans who are lucky enough to survive their overexposure to carbon monoxide are often left with fatigue, diminished cognitive abilities, and other issues associated with a lack of oxygen.

Manganese

Manganese is commonly found in water and a wide variety of foods – such as nuts, whole grains, and tea. Long-term overexposure to this mineral can result in brain injuries.

People who suffer brain damage from manganese exposure often experience symptoms like dizziness, clumsiness, and sleep issues.

Pesticides

The vast majority of farms in the United States use pesticides to control the growth of insects and weeds around their crops. 

Texans who are overexposed to these dangerous substances often suffer from breathing issues and headaches. They also experience a sharp decline in their vision and motor skills.

Solvents

Solvents, such as acetone, chloroform, toluene, and ethanol, are loaded with dangerous chemicals that have the potential to cause brain damage.

Prolonged exposure to solvents can cause individuals to experience headaches and lose their sense of smell. In some cases, it can also lead to dementia and general confusion.

Have you been suffering from neurological problems as a result of exposure to one of these dangerous chemicals and substances? If so, you may be entitled to financial restitution. Reach out to our Fort Worth law firm today to learn more about your legal options.

Proving Fault in Toxic Exposure Cases

Before an individual can receive compensation for their toxic exposure brain injury, they are typically required to prove that the other party is liable for damages. To do so, they must show:

  • That the other party owed them a duty of care
  • That the other party’s negligent or reckless actions breached that duty of care
  • That breach of care caused them to become injured
  • That their injury is as severe and life-altering as they claim

The best way to prove these four key points is by compiling an abundance of evidence, such as:

  • Medical records
  • Lab test results
  • Witness statements
  • Surveillance camera footage
  • Emails, letters, and other forms of communication

The personal injury attorneys here at the Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, have been helping the people of Fort Worth recover compensation for chemical exposure and traumatic brain injuries for many years. If you would like to have us search for the evidence needed to prove your case, all you need to do is give us a call or contact us online.

Compensation for Brain Injuries from Chemical Exposure in Texas

The amount of compensation doled out to individuals who sustain brain injuries from toxic exposure is almost entirely dependent on two factors:

  • The impact their injury had and will have on their life, and
  • The limits on the responsible party’s insurance policy

Texans who suffer brain injuries that leave them with long-term health challenges because of the negligent actions of a person or business with high coverage limits ordinarily receive the most sizable payouts.

When the Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, represents people who have suffered brain damage from chemical exposure, we almost always pursue compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Ongoing healthcare costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental anguish

Would you like to have a knowledgeable brain injury lawyer from the Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, perform an in-depth analysis of your case and let you know how much it is likely to be worth? Then please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and schedule a free consultation at our Fort Worth law offices.

Statute of Limitations for Texas Toxic Chemical Exposure Lawsuits

The statute of limitations for almost all toxic exposure suits in the state of Texas is two years. Victims who do not begin the legal process before their statutory window closes generally lose their right to claim compensation.

Because brain injuries from chemical exposure happen over a period of months or even years, it can sometimes be a little tricky to know when the countdown clock on this statute of limitations begins. In most cases, however, it starts on the day that the victim receives a diagnosis from their physician.

Over the years, the team here at the Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, has filed countless lawsuits on behalf of the people of Fort Worth. If you would like to have us help you process your legal paperwork before your statutory window closes, just give us a call or contact us online.

Have You Sustained Brain Injuries from Toxic Exposure? Our Law Firm Can Help

If you need an attorney to stand up and help you fight for financial restitution for a brain injury from toxic exposure, you are in the right place. The legal team here at the Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, has the knowledge, experience, and skill needed to handle even the most complex cases. Reach out to us today to set up a free consultation at our Fort Worth headquarters.