Toxic Torts

Bottar Law, PLLC represents individuals who suffer from injuries caused by exposure to, inhalation of, or ingestion of substances that are known, or are discovered subsequently, to be toxic, caustic or carcinogenic. In many cases, individuals inhale or come into contact with substances in their workplace or home. In other cases, individuals ingest dangerous substances that they are led to believe are safe.  

Dangerous substances (presently known) include:

  • lead (brain damage);
  • asbestos (lung cancer);
  • dry cleaning solvents (brain and major organ damage);
  • pesticides (birth defects);
  • landfill waste (leukemia and other cancers), and
  • various drugs and pharmaceuticals.

Several federal laws are designed to protect citizens and the environment from toxic substances, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA), which protects workers from unsafe conditions and dangerous substances while on the job.  When large numbers of individuals are injured by the same defective product, they may join together in a class action lawsuit to hold manufacturers and sellers liable for the injuries caused by their defective products.

Toxic torts are unique in that some symptoms develop immediately, while other symptoms may not develop for years to come.  Exposure to toxic chemicals often results in:

  • Headaches
  • Skin rashes
  • Respiratory problems
  • Lung disease
  • Memory loss and brain damage (in extreme circumstances); and 
  • Infant death.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of toxic tort cases.  If you, your child or a loved one have been injured due to exposure to a dangerous drug or chemical, you, your child and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, special education, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. 

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York toxic tort attorney, contact us now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at