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A toxic tort is any tort caused by contact with a toxic substance. Tort is a legal term for what’s commonly called a personal injury claim: a wrong or injury to someone’s body, finances, or other interest caused by someone else’s negligence. In tort cases, victims are able to seek compensation for the damages they’ve suffered, whether they be from medical bills, lost work, or a lower quality of life.

Oftentimes, a toxic tort is predicated by a dangerous pharmaceutical drug, herbicide, or other chemical that many people are exposed to and harmed by. As a result, toxic tort cases tend to be combined together into mass tort cases, where many plaintiffs can share evidence and other resources while seeking compensation for their damages.

If you’ve been harmed by a toxic substance, the toxic tort lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys are here to help! We have 679+ years of combined legal experience helping people find justice for their injuries. Call us for a free consultation at 888.501.7888 today.