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Toxic Exposure

Toxic exposure is a very specific area of the law that requires not only extensive knowledge of the law, but also knowledge of the science underlying the cases. This is an area in which Turnbull Holcomb excels.

Our firm represents individuals who were personally injured or had their property contaminated by toxins, such as benzene, formaldehyde, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and other chemicals and dusts. We have extensive experience in resolving chemical exposure cases, including cases involving bronchiolitis obliterans (also known as "popcorn lung") caused by exposure to diacetyl and other flavoring chemicals. We have successfully tried diacetyl-exposure cases to verdict and have resolved hundreds of flavoring-related cases across the country.

We also represent individuals who have developed mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. Mesothelioma forms in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. Mesothelioma causes severe shortness of breath and chest pain. Unfortunately, the life expectancy for most mesothelioma patients is approximately 12 months following diagnosis. Exposure to asbestos fibers can occur in a number of different settings, including during mining and processing of asbestos and the making of asbestos-containing products. Mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure typically takes 20 to 50 years after exposure to develop. As such, most people diagnosed with mesothelioma are in their 60s or 70s at the time of initial diagnosis. Most cases of mesothelioma are caused by exposure to asbestos at work; however, there have been recent reports of cancer caused by consumer exposure to Johnson & Johnson talcum powder.

We currently are handling cases of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma caused by exposure to glyphosate and Roundup. Glyphosate is a common agent in herbicides which targets specific enzymes in weeds to destroy the weed without damaging other plants. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto Company's Roundup weed killer. In 2015, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) established that glyphosate is capable of causing cancer. The report alluded to studies establishing evidence that glyphosate causes, and speeds up, cancer in animals and damages human cells. In the last two years there have been numerous jury verdicts entered against Monsanto Company related to exposure to Roundup causing cancer. These verdicts include a $289 million verdict and an $80 million verdict.

If you have been injured or made ill by exposure to chemicals, toxins, or products, please contact Turnbull Holcomb at (404) 793-2566 for a free case evaluation.

About Turnbull Holcomb

Turnbull Holcomb is a nationally-recognized personal injury law firm with offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama. The firm has achieved success throughout the United States, including large jury verdicts in numerous states and in a wide variety of areas, including trucking litigation, products liability, medical malpractice, and car accidents. Our lawyers are consistently ranked in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Georgia Trend, and other prestigious ranking directories.

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