For the last 25 years, the environental accident injury attorneys at Ronemus & Vilensky have been helping individuals with environmental accident cases get the compensation and help they need and are entitled to. Common environmental accidents in New York City include chemicals and contamination.
Hazardous chemicals in the workplace or where you live can cause dire effects on health. And oftentimes these health issues don’t manifest themselves immediately. The respiratory illnesses and instances of cancer among first responders at the collapse of the World Trade Towers are showing up years after the incident. According to a report from CNN, over 1,000 people living and working at the World Trade Center site in 2001 have developed some type of cancer. “ Cancer doesn’t develop quickly after breathing in something toxic, the way asthma might. Instead, leukemia can take five to six years to develop, and solid tumors can take 10 to 20 years.”
The recent Brooklyn warehouse fire, Con Ed pipeline explosions, and collapsed buildings can all release a host of hazardous chemicals that remain in the atmosphere, exposing everyone in the area to contamination for years. There are other forms of hazardous contamination that don’t come from accidents or disasters but exist right where you live and work. People living in buildings where lead-based paint was used on the walls are daily exposed to highly toxic dust. Children are especially susceptible to this form of contamination as they may eat flaking paint that has fallen on the floor, oftentimes, inadvertently, as they play with their toys and then put their hands in their mouths. If someone is living or working in or near a hazardous waste site or unregulated dumping area, they too run the very high risk of developing mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and leukemia.
Environmental Cases in NYC Need an Experienced Law Firm
Because most of the diseases related to exposure to hazardous chemicals take years, often decades to develop, it is important to hire an experienced New York environmental accident attorney to handle your case. The Law Firm of Ronemus & Vilensky has over 25 years of experience working for clients who have been seriously injured by lead exposure and lead poisoning paint or other hazardous materials and chemicals. The companies we go up against in these cases are often large corporations like Con Ed, but we have the legal expertise and the experts to handle these cases. Contact Us Today for a free quote.