Tennessee Pesticide Exposure Attorneys
Pesticide exposure is extremely dangerous and can cause serious illnesses or even death. Exposure to pesticides can occur in a number of ways, including inhalation, the consumption of food and water containing pesticides, or encountering a pesticide treated surface. A medical professional should immediately treat exposure to pesticides, especially if the victim is a child or infant.
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, our team of lawyers understands how harmful exposure to pesticides can be. We believe you and your loved ones should not suffer consequences due to the negligent use of such a harmful toxin. Our Tennessee pesticide exposure attorneys help victims receive the compensation they deserve for their suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.
Negligent Use of Pesticides
Growers often use pesticides in an imprecise manner, causing the chemicals to touch much more than the intended area. Pesticide drift is dangerous, as it can reach crops, water supplies, and surfaces that people encounter on a regular basis. While repeated exposure is typically more harmful, contact with the skin or the ingestion of pesticides in just one instance can cause severe health issues. If a negligent party allowed pesticides to drift onto an area that you and your family are regularly exposed to, and those pesticides caused harm, you may deserve compensation.
Harmful Effects of Pesticide Exposure
Pesticide exposure has many side effects that are harmful to the human body. The intention of pesticides is to kill pests, but many pesticides are harmful to all living species to some degree. Some consequences to one’s health after pesticide exposure include the following:
- Neurological effects, such as memory loss, reduced vision, behavior issues, and slowed motor skills
- Trouble breathing, including asthma, allergies, or hypersensitivity
- Diseases including cancers and hormone disruptions
- Reproductive system issues including infertility and issues with fetal development
- Illness, including rashes, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, and other symptoms
Children are especially susceptible to the harmful effects of pesticide exposure, and they can suffer from stunted growth and development of internal organs as a result. Children who are exposed to pesticides are likely to become much sicker than a grown adult is. Those who are exposed to pesticides should immediately seek medical attention.
Contact a Tennessee Pesticide Exposure Attorney
If you or a loved one is exposed to pesticides and suffers from their adverse effects, you may be eligible to compensation to cover your losses. Our Tennessee pesticide exposure attorneys understand how devastating pesticide exposure can be to one’s health and finances. We believe that no one should have to suffer from preventable exposure, especially due to a negligent party guilty of pesticide drift. Our legal team offers a great chance at recovering losses, as we have proudly helped over 100 clients recover one million dollars or more. To learn more about your case, call the law office of Pohl & Berk, LLP, for a free confidential evaluation at (615) 277-2765.