Toxic Chemicals

Lead Paint Poisoning and Asbestos Exposure: Representing People Injured by Toxic Chemicals

Toxic substances such as lead, asbestos and industrial chemicals can cause severe health problems or death. When property owners, employers or manufacturers expose you or your family to the harmful effects of lead, asbestos or other chemicals, they threaten your life and livelihood.

When you are injured by such negligent behavior, you deserve your rightful compensation. "Toxic tort" injuries can be devastating, often requiring expensive medical treatment while preventing the victim from being able to work or attend school. If you or a loved one has suffered harm from a toxic substance, you may be able to recover damages through a personal injury lawsuit.

At Eisenberg & Baum, LLP, we have ample experience representing those injured or victimized by toxic substances. While the effects of lead or asbestos may be irreversible, a personal injury lawsuit can obtain monetary compensation for medical bills, ongoing treatment, pain and suffering, and other damages. We are experienced at handling toxic tort claims and will aggressively pursue obtaining full, favorable value for your injuries. We understand the pain you and your family are going through, and we can help by providing skilled, aggressive representation. We can help you obtain compensation for the harm you have unfairly suffered.

Lead Paint Poisoning in New York City

We all know the extreme danger that lead paint presents to people, yet some business and property owners still fail to adequately protect tenants and employees from lead exposure. People have known the harmful effects of lead for more than a century, yet people — many of them children — continue to suffer harm from lead paint poisoning. Property owners and employers have a duty to protect their tenants and employees from lead exposure. When they fail to do this, the consequences are serious.

Some of effects of lead paint poisoning include:

  • Brain damage
  • Neurological problems
  • Kidney failure
  • Learning disabilities
  • Infertility
  • Wrongful death

Our New York lead paint and asbestos attorneys help families recover compensation for the harmful injuries caused by lead or other toxic substances.

Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos was used in the manufacturing of many products and buildings in the 1900’s. Even today, many people who worked around asbestos-laden products or buildings are suffering due to exposure of the toxic chemical.

People who worked in factories, shipyards, plumbing, construction, building maintenance and similar fields are especially prone to asbestos exposure.

Exposure to asbestos can lead to:

  • Asbestosis: Scarring of the lung tissue caused by inhaling asbestos particles. Asbestosis is irreversible, and can lead to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), a disease that causes the airways to become obstructed, and make it difficult to breath.
  • Mesothelioma: A form of cancer that affects the protective lining that covers the lungs or abdominal organs. It is caused by asbestos exposure and is typically fatal.

Employers, property owners and product manufacturers have long known about the deadly effects of asbestos exposure, yet people exposed to asbestos often experience severe health problems that may even result in death. Conditions such as asbestosis and mesothelioma deserve full compensation, but the at-fault party often tries to avoid responsibility.

Our New York mesothelioma lawsuit group understands the sensitive needs of a family whose loved one has suffered from asbestos exposure. Our lawyers carefully listen to you; we respect the needs of the family and work our hardest to accommodate them.

Contact Our New York Toxic Tort Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a toxic substance, contact us to speak with an experienced toxic tort attorney: complete our online form, email us at or call (212) 353-8700.

Eisenberg & Baum is a New York City-based injury law firm with central offices in Manhattan and additional offices in Long Island, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Our personal injury attorneys offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingent fee basis — you won’t have to pay unless we win your case.

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