Toxic Torts

Experienced Traverse City Personal Injury Attorneys Aggressively Pursue Compensation on Behalf of Victims of Mass Torts

What is a Toxic Tort?

A toxic tort is a specific type of lawsuit based on harm caused by exposure to a dangerous substance. This can include exposure to chemicals, pharmaceuticals, or environmental toxins. Victims might suffer from a range of illnesses, such as cancers, birth defects, or respiratory issues. Toxic tort claims often involve proving that the exposure to the toxin was due to the negligence or wrongdoing of a manufacturer, employer, or property owner.

In a toxic tort case, the plaintiff must typically demonstrate that the substance was indeed toxic, their exposure to it, and a direct link between the exposure and their injuries. These cases can be complex, often requiring expert testimony and extensive research to establish causation.

Toxic torts can arise in various contexts, including workplace exposure, consumer product use, environmental pollution, and home or building exposure. They can be individual lawsuits or class actions, depending on the number of affected people and the similarity of their claims.

Toxic tort cases require a deep understanding of both the legal and scientific aspects of these claims. It’s crucial to investigate claims thoroughly, utilize expert resources, and build a strong case to effectively present a claim to a judge or jury.

Types of Toxic Torts the Neumann Law Group Handles

At the Neumann Law Group, our Traverse City toxic tort lawyers have a long history of taking on large companies whose actions have irreparably harmed our clients. We handle a wide range of toxic tort cases. Some of the types of cases we’ve worked on recently include the following:

Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos exposure refers to situations where individuals come into contact with asbestos fibers, often in workplaces or older buildings with asbestos-containing materials. Prolonged exposure can lead to serious health issues, such as lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer affecting the lining of the lungs or other internal organs.


Mesothelioma is a specific toxic tort associated with asbestos exposure. It is a deadly cancer that primarily affects the lining of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) or the abdominal cavity (peritoneal mesothelioma). It develops after inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers, often due to occupational exposure, and typically takes several decades to manifest symptoms.

Water Contamination

Water contamination toxic torts involve situations where water sources, such as drinking water supplies or groundwater, become polluted with hazardous substances. This pollution can result from industrial discharge, chemical spills, or improper waste disposal, leading to health problems and legal claims by affected individuals seeking compensation for injuries or property damage. Two well-known water contamination cases involve PFC contamination in water systems and Camp Lejeune water contamination.

Exposure to Harmful Bacteria

Toxic tort cases related to exposure to harmful bacteria typically involve situations where individuals become ill due to contact with pathogenic microorganisms. This can occur through contaminated food, water, or other environmental sources. For example, the claims of bacteria exposure related to Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Systems fall into this category. These cases may result in claims for personal injury or medical expenses, especially in instances where negligence or improper practices are involved.

Learn More About Your Right to Bring a Toxic Tort Claim

If you or a loved one was recently injured after being exposed to a harmful substance, the dedicated personal injury attorneys at the Neumann Law Group can help. Our Traverse City toxic tort lawyers have more than 200 years of hands-on experience investigating, negotiating, and litigating complex and high-stakes mass tort cases, and know what it takes to connect our clients with the compensation they deserve. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation today, give the Traverse City personal injury lawyers at the Neumann Law Group a call at 800-525-6386. You can also connect with us through our online contact form. Calling is free, and we will not bill you for our services unless and until we can connect you with the compensation you deserve.

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