When you are exposed to harmful substances it can result in you being sick and left with serious medical problems. Some of these medical problems may include mesothelioma or other cancers. This article will discuss why being able to identify the cause of your sickness is necessary to receiving damages.
Cause and Effect
If you are suffering from such an illness you may have an option of being compensated through legal action. Such legal action is referred to as toxic tort. One of the key elements in proving one’s place in a toxic tort action is the issue of causation. Causation is defined as “a factor without which the result in question could not happen”. To determine what the actual causation is a but-for test must be carried out. It provides a link between the exposure to the dangerous substance and the health problems that have resulted. Once it is established that there is a link between exposure and illness or harm, then you may pursue damages.
Proving liability may be difficult but the legal action holds those responsible for your sickness accountable. In addition, it also helps make sure that others do not suffer from the same exposure and illnesses you did. Being exposed to toxic substances can result in many conditions such as:
- brain damage
- organ damage
- nerve damage
- lung disease or
- birth defects
Such illnesses may make life unbearable, further they are costly to treat and receive the best health care.
When you file a toxic tort, you are looking to receive a settlement to cover damages as compensation. Such damages include expenses directly linked with your disease or injury. This includes medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, etc.
You do not have to face this legal battle on your own, speak to an experienced personal injury attorney today. Contact the Vinson Law Office for a free first consultation.