Champaign Mercury Poisoning Lawyers
If you’ve become ill due to mercury poisoning, contact Spiros Law, P.C. for legal assistance. Exposure to mercury can cause severe injury, and even death. Mercury poisoning is caused by ingesting food or water that contains mercury, breathing contaminated air, or through skin exposure in a toxic environment. Cognitive and learning disabilities can result from mercury poisoning. Severe injuries and illness may also develop, including brain damage, injuries to the nervous system, and kidney damage.
Although mercury is a natural substance that can’t be created, it can be mismanaged or mishandled by negligent individuals. If mercury products are not properly disposed of, mercury exposure can be dangerous to unknowing and unsuspecting people.
If you or a loved one has developed an illness due to contact with mercury caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses as well as pain and suffering. Contact Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 328-2828 today to discuss your mercury poisoning case with an experienced lawyer.
Why Do I Need a Mercury Poisoning Lawyer?
Cases of mercury poisoning on commercial or private properties can occur from dangerous products and materials. If products containing mercury are broken or if an environment that once contained mercury was not properly sanitized, it could endanger the health of people in the vicinity.
If you have been injured as a result of mercury poisoning, it is in your best interest to obtain legal counsel for your illness. You may be dealing with mounting medical bills, lost income from missing work, and other unexpected expenses from your injury or illness. An experienced premises liability attorney will deal with the property owner and insurance companies so you can focus on your health. A lawyer will be able to negotiate with responsible parties to ensure that you are appropriately compensated for severe health complications that can arise from mercury poisoning. They can gather the necessary evidence and formulate compelling arguments to get you the most compensation possible in your case.
Why Choose Spiros Law, P.C.?
Spiros Law, P.C. has been representing personal injury clients in the central Illinois area for the past 13 years. Our lawyers have also handled personal injury cases across several states, including Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Florida, Ohio, and Kentucky, with the help of local counsel.
We are committed to establishing a close relationship with every client that we represent. It’s difficult to handle the trauma of an injury, much less the added stress of medical bills, unexpected expenses, and insurance negotiations on your own. We pride ourselves on fighting and protecting the rights of those who have been wrongly injured. Our lawyers will obtain the compensation and damages you need so you can regain your health and your life.
What is Mercury Poisoning?
Mercury poisoning may not be as prevalent today as in past years; however, exposure to mercury can still pose a serious health risk for individuals, especially children. Mercury is also odorless and tasteless, so individuals who ingest or inhale the substance are often unaware that they are doing so.
Exposure to mercury can happen through the following sources:
- Ingestion: Mercury products can leak into an environment, such as lakes and rivers. Ingesting significant quantities of fish or water contaminated with mercury can cause mercury poisoning.
- Inhalation: Mercury vapor is very easy to inhale. Exposure can occur through medical equipment, batteries, or other products containing mercury.
- Skin contact: This type of mercury exposure is less dangerous and slower to take effect. Skin rashes, inflammation, and chemical burns often result when skin is directly exposed to mercury.
The effects of mercury poisoning can cause severe damage to victims. The following symptoms could be the result of mercury poisoning:
- Rashes and skin discoloration
- Impaired vision, speech, or hearing
- Abnormal sensations in one’s extremities
- Excessive sweating
- Mental impairment
- Loss of memory
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of hair, teeth, and finger or toenails
- Weakened muscles
- Elevated heart rate
- Elevated blood pressure
- Impaired kidney function
All these symptoms can significantly impair a person’s ability to conduct day-to-day activities. You should not have to pay the costs for someone else’s negligence or recklessness. If you have been exposed to mercury on another person’s property, you may take legal action against negligent property owners.
Contact Spiros Law, P.C. Today
If you or a loved one suffered an injury or illness to due mercury exposure, our experienced Champaign premises liability lawyers can help you. If you have been severely injured, you may recover the costs of medical bills and other expenses resulting from mercury poisoning. Contact Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 328-2828 for a free case evaluation today.