New York City Toxic Exposure Lawyer

Have you or a loved one experienced serious illness or death from exposure to toxins or toxic substances in New York City?

If the exposure occurred at work, at a construction site, or due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our NYC toxic exposure lawyers have more than 40 years of experience recovering maximum compensation for individuals harmed by exposure to dangerous and toxic chemicals.

We offer a free consultation and are available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact us at 212-969-8985 to speak with an attorney about your case. 

How an Experienced NYC Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help After You’re Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

It can be difficult to track exposure to toxins back to a specific location, a defective product, or a particular exposure.

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The NYC personal injury lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help you to promptly investigate an exposure, and then proceed with a personal injury, workers compensation, or dangerous product claim involving exposure to a toxic chemical. 

If you hire our law firm for help with your NYC toxic chemical case, we will: 

  • File all claims paperwork accurately and within statutory time limits. 
  • Investigate the incident (what happened, who was exposed, what steps were taken) 
  • Investigate prior incidents of exposures
  • Determine all available options for you to recover compensation 
  • Negotiate compensation with insurance companies 
  • Advocate for your interests and protect your rights. 

Our personal injury attorneys in New York City, NY can help you recover damages for the cost of your diagnosis, medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related expenses. These cases can have complex legal issues and are almost always heavily defended. Our lawyers have both the experiences and resources necessary to be successful in toxic exposure cases. 

Illnesses and Injuries Caused by Toxic Chemical Exposures 

If you have suffered one of the following injuries or illnesses due to suspected exposure to a toxic chemical, you may have a valid claim for compensation: 

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Exposure to chemicals can have serious side effects, which may be permanent. When injuries are caused by a negligent individual, or a building owner, product manufacturer, or employer, victims may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your legal rights, speak to a lawyer about your potential case. 

Chemicals that Cause Toxic Exposure Illnesses and Injuries

Chemicals can be present anywhere – in the air, on plants or animals, and in foods and drinks. Some chemical exposures are minor irritations, and others lead to severe injury or terminal illness like cancer. A toxic exposure personal injury claim can offer relief from injuries caused by a wide scope of chemicals and products, including: 

  • Ammonia
  • Asbestos
  • Benzene exposure 
  • Beryllium exposure
  • Chlorine
  • Diacetyl (buttery flavored food additive)
  • E-cigarettes
  • Lead paint
  • Oil refinery fumes
  • Pesticides, Insecticides, and herbicides
  • Pollution 
  • Silica dust exposure and silicosis
  • Welding rod fumes.

Toxic exposure in NYC is a huge concern. In the aftermath of 9/11, the dust from the collapsed towers was extremely toxic, and many rescue, recovery and cleanup workers experienced respiratory illnesses and cancer. 

Newton Creek and Gowanus Canal have been designated by the EPA as some of the worst-contaminated sites in the nation. Testing has revealed pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) – classified as probable human carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals). 

Methanol Poisoning from Toxic Hand Sanitizer 

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In 2020, during the initial breakout of COVID-19 pandemic, hand sanitizers were nearly impossible to find. On July 20, 2020, the FDA issued a serious warning to consumers and health care providers about a sharp increase in reports of toxic exposure from hand-sanitizer. The dangerous hand sanitizers were labeled to contain ethanol but really contained methanol. 

Methanol poisoning caused serious illness and severe symptoms, including:

  • Blurred Vision
  • Headache
  • Permanent blindness
  • Permanent nerve damage
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting

People who were seriously injured as a result of methanol in hand sanitizer may be entitled to damages from the manufacturer of the hand sanitizer and potentially other third parties. This is both toxic chemical exposure and a defective product case. 

As a reminder, the FDA doesn’t “approve” hand sanitizers. Any hand sanitizer that is labeled to be “FDA approved” is fraudulently marketed. If you have questions about toxic exposure from hand sanitizer, contact the award-winning NYC trial lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. 

Get a Free Consultation With a New York City Toxic Exposure Lawyer 

The process of hiring a personal injury lawyer can be unfamiliar if you have never needed legal representation before. Many people believe that the insurance company will be fair, but without a lawyer, that is usually not the case.

Our Frequently Asked Questions may provide answers to some of your concerns about civil claims and the types of compensation available. We offer a free consultation to provide guidance and support and evaluate possible resources available to recover damages. 

If you or a family member are recovering from a toxic exposure event, or if you have lost a loved one, contact the NYC toxic exposure lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum P.C. We are here to support and guide you. will review your potential case, explain your legal options, and answer any questions you have. If we represent you, we will not charge any legal fees unless we recover money for you. We are only paid if we recover a financial award for you.