Champaign Mercury Poisoning Lawyers
Mercury is the only heavy metal that is naturally liquid at room temperature. Nearly as dense as lead and at least as toxic, it cannot be removed from the body once it enters. Mercury poisoning can cause permanent irreversible damage to the brain, kidney, and lungs. Exposure to mercury can result in numerous life-threatening diseases. Children who encounter mercury are tempted to play with it and many accidentally ingest it. Anyone whose property contains accessible sources of mercury has an obligation to ensure their property does not put children and others at risk.
If you or someone you love has developed a serious medical condition because of someone’s failure to properly handle mercury, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and suffering. To learn more, discuss your case with an experienced lawyer today by contacting the Champaign mercury poisoning lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 328-2828.
Causes and Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning
Despite the serious danger it poses to human health, mercury has many uses in the home and elsewhere. It is commonly used in thermostats to judge the temperature of a room. As a room heats up, the mercury in the thermostat expands and causes the air conditioner to activate. This same property also makes mercury useful in thermometers.
Broken thermometers may be the most common day-to-day source of mercury. For that reason, children should never be allowed to play with mercury thermometers. Mercury that has spilled from a thermometer can be extremely difficult to isolate and dispose of safely. It is so toxic that children should be kept away from anything that may have been exposed to mercury.
If someone else’s failure to properly isolate or dispose of mercury has lead to the suffering of you or someone you love, you shouldn’t have to bear the costs alone.
If you or someone you love has developed mercury poisoning because of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical bills and suffering. To discuss your case with a compassionate legal professional, contact the Champaign mercury poisoning lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., today by calling (217) 328-2828.