File a lawsuit over Dioxin's dangerous health effects
You may be able to file a lawsuit for your exposure to dioxins.
Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins, commonly referred to as dioxins, are a group of organic compounds that pose serious health risks to humans. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has associated dioxin exposure with a number of adverse health effects, such as in the infamous Love Canal case, in which 120 lbs of “one of the most carcinogenic chemicals in the world” had terrible effects on residents' health.
Polluting the environment with dioxins can cause serious harm. Since 1986, Weitz & Luxenberg has taken a stand against corporations who think it acceptable to put people at risk by dumping dioxins. If you are suffering health problems and there is even a chance it could be due to dioxin exposure, you need to contact Weitz & Luxenberg today via the form on this page. A lawyer at our firm will respond to you.
After your free consultation, you will have the security of knowing your options, time frame, and the strength of your case. There is no charge to discuss this case with a lawyer. Weitz & Luxenberg works for you at no cost unless you win.
Dioxins: Organic compounds, deadly effectsThe most horrifying and immediate effect of dioxin exposure is a condition called chloracne. Chloracne is a severe skin disease where the sufferer develops acne-like lesions, which are most prevalent on the face and upper body. Dioxin poisoning is what almost killed Ukrainian president Victor Yuschenko, who was famously scarred by his chloracne.
Not only is this condition painful, but it can be emotionally damaging as well. Due to its location, such a disfiguring ailment can be especially traumatizing. One cannot hide one's face from the world all the time, nor should one have to. The suffering goes beyond physical pain, which is itself intense.
Other effects of dioxin exposure that can lead to social anxiety and self-consciousness are the development of skin rashes and/or discoloration and excessive body hair. Persons exposed to dioxins are also at a higher risk for certain types of cancer and may have developmental and/or reproductive problems as well, and in some cases liver damage.