Side Effects of Groundwater Contamination

Groundwater Contamination Side Effects

There are many detrimental side effects to groundwater contamination. If you or a loved one is facing the side effects of a toxic tort or MTBE gas additive, it is important to speak with an attorney from our firm at your earliest convenience. These effects are not always temporary but often remain as a permanent part of the victim’s life. Many of the most common consequences include:

  • Brain injury
  • Memory loss
  • Headaches
  • Personality change
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Cancer risk
  • Birth defects

Many of these side effects of groundwater contamination can alter the remainder of your life. Both individuals and groups of people can be at risk of these effects. It is important to ensure that your rights are fully respected. At Miller Stern Lawyers, we can look after your best interests to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve!

Health Risks of Contamination

Another common risk of the exposure to toxic chemicals is inhalation of asbestos. Asbestos exposure can cause a chronic medical condition that can affect the tissue of the lungs. It is caused by the inhalation and retention of asbestos fibers. Those who are highly at risk include workers who face exposure by mining, manufacturing, or handling asbestos. Mesothelioma is the rare cancer that can be developed by working around asbestos fibers. Even those who come into contact with the clothing of an individual who worked around asbestos can develop and fall victim to mesothelioma.

Asbestos can be found in some public and private groundwater supplies. The wastewaters of mining and other related industries may also be a source of asbestos exposure. Other diseases that can result from groundwater contamination include:

  • Berylliosis
  • Bryssinosis
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Leukemia
  • Lung disease
  • Lymphoma
  • Manganism
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Silicosis

These are all serious health risks that require immediate medical and legal attention. Our attorneys have substantial experience handling groundwater contamination cases. We are members of the American Bar Association and have other awards and accolades that can be used to your advantage. Call our firm today!

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