Toxic Exposure Leading to Brain Injury

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP is a dedicated personal injury law firm established in 1990. They have years of experience in personal injury law, including head injury, toxin exposure, brain damage, medical malpractice and coma cases. They have settled numerous cases on behalf of their personal injury clients who have suffered due to the negligence of others. If you or a loved one has been exposed to toxins that resulted in a brain injury or coma, please contact our NY toxic exposure brain injury attorneys today to discuss your claim.

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Common Toxic Substances

There are approximately 1,000 substances that, if you are exposed to them, may result in brain injury. Here is a brief list of some of the more common substances:

Carbon Monoxide: Exposure to carbon monoxide can occur in many homes due to improperly installed furnaces, insufficient ventilation, etc. Inhaling carbon monoxide will render you unconscious and may lead to death. Survivors of carbon monoxide poisoning may suffer damages including depression, headaches, incontinence, decreased mental capacity, dementia and permanent brain injury.

Lead: Children are more at risk of being poisoned by lead. Older homes, antique furniture, etc., may be painted with lead based products, and children who ingest these products (through teething, curiosity and so on) may develop neurological problems such as decreased motor skills. Prolonged exposure to lead based products may lead to permanent injury.

Manganese: Exposure to manganese over a long period of time can lead to brain damage, including drowsiness, tremors, decreased mental capability, dizziness and nightmares and sleep disturbance.

Mercury: Exposure to mercury may result in breathing problems, decreased motor skills, lack of coordination, tremors, decreased mental alertness or even death.

Pesticides: Exposure to pesticides may lead to headaches, blurred vision, impaired motor skills, difficulty breathing, confusion, organ failure or even death.

Solvents: Chemicals found in solvents such as paint thinners and glue can lead to brain damage, including visual problems, memory and attention deficits, lack of sense of smell, balance problems, headaches, confusion and dementia.

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Representing Workers Exposed to Toxins - Get the Compensation You Deserve

Our dedicated NY brain injury lawyers have the skills and intelligence to recover monetary compensation for your injury. If you or a loved one has been exposed to toxins while working on a construction site that resulted in a brain injury or coma, please contact a lawyer at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP at (212) 986-7353.

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