Toxic Substance Exposure Injuries
If you live in Texas and have suffered brain damage due to a toxic substance chemical exposure, you should contact a Central Texas brain injury lawyer at the Law Office of Joel A. Levine. Our brain damage attorneys have vast experience in brain injury law and are ready to discuss your brain injury case. Our attorneys, administrative staff, and paralegals work together on each case to ensure that all of our client’s legal needs are met.
If you or a loved one has suffered from brain damage as the result of chemical exposure, please contact an Austin brain injury attorney at the Law Office of Joel A. Levine immediately.
Brain Damage from Toxic Substances
There are approximately 1,000 substances that, if you are exposed to them, may result in brain injury. Here is a brief list of some of the more common toxic substances and the threats they pose:
Carbon Monoxide Exposure
Exposure to carbon monoxide can occur in many homes due to improperly installed furnaces, water heaters, ranges, and a variety of other common appliances. Most commonly, appliances are not vented properly resulting in a build-up of Carbon Monoxide that can kill or seriously injure a person. Inhaling carbon monoxide can render you unconscious and may lead to death. Survivors of carbon monoxide poisoning may suffer from long-term problems including diminished cognitive ability, depression, headaches, fatigue, and other serious cognitive deficits.
Children are most at risk of lead poisoning. Older homes, antique furniture, etc., may be painted with lead-based products, and children who ingest these products (through teething, curiosity, and so on) may develop neurological problems such as decreased motor skills. Prolonged exposure to lead-based products may lead to permanent injury.
Exposure to manganese over a long period of time can lead to brain damage, including drowsiness, tremors, decreased mental capability, dizziness, and nightmares, and sleep disturbance.
Exposure to mercury may result in breathing problems, decreased motor skills, lack of coordination, tremors, decreased mental alertness, or even death.
Exposure to pesticides may lead to headaches, blurred vision, impaired motor skills, difficulty breathing, confusion, organ failure, or even death.
Chemicals found in solvents such as paint thinners and glue can lead to brain damage, including visual problems, memory and attention deficits, lack of sense of smell, balance problems, headaches, confusion, and dementia.
The dedicated Texas brain injury lawyers at the Law Office of Joel A. Levine have the skills and intelligence to recover monetary compensation for your head or brain injury. If you or a loved one has been exposed to toxins that resulted in a brain injury or coma, please contact our brain injury attorneys to discuss your brain injury case.