Environmental Pollutants - Pesticide Birth Defects
Pesticides are toxic chemicals used to repel "pests," such insects and rodents, and keep them from consuming farm crops before they are harvested. Pesticides are blanketed over large, corporate-sized agricultural farms as well as smaller, more carefully managed farms and present a marked risk to farm workers, producers, carriers and consumers. At all stages in the production process of pesticide-treated produce and foods, the toxic properties of pesticides can cause adverse health effects.
Birth defects are among the more common forms of injury caused by pesticide. Farm workers whose lungs and skin have been exposed to pesticide have given birth to children with birth defects and anomalies. Since the abnormal births usually occur on farms where gross disregard for pesticide regulations or other safety infractions have occurred, it is clear that pesticide is a cause for concern.
Missing limbs, noses, ears, sex organs, and undeveloped jaws are some of the common problems associated with pesticide-affected births. In the event an agricultural farmer or company is cited for being negligent concerning the safety of its workers, a pesticide birth defects lawyer can assist those in need of legal representation. Ignorance and malicious indifference to farm worker safety can only be put in check by an experienced pesticide birth defects attorney.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, illness or death, as the result of an environmental pollutants, such as pesticides, and you believe the exposure was someone else's fault, call VanDerGinst Law at 1-866-843-7367 or click here for a FREE online case evaluation. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your pesticide case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if, and when, there is a money recovery for you. In many cases a pesticide lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.
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