Companies have an obligation to correctly dispose of any toxic waste they produce. If they fail to follow the right procedures, their contaminants can leak into the soil or water supply and put the health of the public at risk. Vapor intrusion is one way toxic pollutants can affect people. Many toxic chemicals release vapors that can enter buildings when they have leaked into the soil. If you have been harmed because of vapor intrusion, you can seek compensation for your losses.
Numerous common chemical byproducts can cause serious harm if they are inhaled, and may even lead to cancer and neurological damage. Even if those chemicals are in liquid form when they enter the soil, pressure or temperature differences can cause them to vaporize into gas form. When the soil under a building is contaminated, these vapors can seep in through the foundation. People who live or work in the building then unknowingly inhale the toxic vapors, leading to unexplained illness.
Toxic Waste Laws
There are laws in place designed to regulate the disposal of toxic waste and to punish people who show heartless disregard for human well-being and the environment. By bringing these parties to court, you can hold them accountable for their actions and send a message to other companies that may be exposing the public to toxic waste.
You shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone’s negligence in cleaning up toxic waste. If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed by toxic vapor intrusion, and you believe someone’s negligence led to your illness, you can seek compensation for your medical bills and suffering. An experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer can help you.
To discuss your case with the compassionate Champaign personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., contact us today at (217) 328-2828.