There are more product liability lawsuits filed against prescription drug manufacturers than against all other industries combined. Under strict product liability laws, drug manufacturers may be held liable for ANY serious injuries or deaths caused by their products regardless of the care they took to prevent defects.

Hazardous waste presents serious problems not only to humans but to the environment as well. Environmental law matters are particularly complex, not only due to the maze of federal, state and local laws involved but also because these laws are often highly technical in nature.

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Hazardous waste presents serious problems not only to humans but to the environment as well. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulates the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste, and applies to companies that generate, store or dispose of hazardous waste.

Hazardous waste may be defined as unwanted material, such as by products and garbage, which poses a threat to public health and/or the environment. There are four primary categories of hazardous waste described in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act:

  • Flammable waste, which may ignite or spontaneously combust. Reactive waste, which may explode or ignite if compressed, heated or exposed to certain materials. Corrosive waste, which is acid-based and may corrode metal or other substances. Toxic waste, which can cause serious health problems if inhaled, absorbed or ingested.
  • Reactive waste, which may explode or ignite if compressed, heated or exposed to certain materials.
  • Corrosive waste, which is acid-based and may corrode metal or other substances.
  • Toxic waste, which can cause serious health problems if inhaled, absorbed or ingested.

The manner in which hazardous wastes can be disposed of varies depending on the type of waste, but in all cases it cannot be disposed of by normal means, like other waste products. All waste products deemed as hazardous must undergo certain processes or be stored in a specific way to eliminate their negative impact on the environment and people living in the area.
Nonetheless, some companies still violate hazardous waste laws and in the process they expose both the environment and the people living in it to dangerous toxins. In these situations, the responsible party should be held accountable.


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Environmental laws regarding hazardous waste storage and disposal, air pollution, water contamination, oil and gas exploration and other potential hazards are included in federal, state and local legislation, and the field is also influenced by common law and case law. Some of the primary legislation intended to protect the environment include the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Visibility Rule, Regional Transport Rule, National Ambient Air Quality Standards, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act among others.

Federal agencies responsible for enforcing these laws and protecting the public from the adverse effects of pollution and contamination include the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Various state and local authorities may also be involved in enforcement.

A wide range of diseases and illnesses may be linked to toxins in the environment. Asbestos may cause mesothelioma. Pesticide exposure may lead to birth defects, tumors, blood disorders, reproductive effects and nerve disorders. Lead poisoning has a number of adverse effects, particularly in children. Many forms of cancer and health conditions affecting the nervous system, heart, kidneys, liver and other primary organs may be caused by exposure to various toxins.

Environmental law matters are particularly complex, not only due to the maze of federal, state and local laws involved but also because these laws are often highly technical in nature. Proving that a company is responsible for water contamination, improper waste disposal or some other act that has caused your illness requires solid evidence.

Though the government has a considerable amount of resources to apply to the reduction of pollution and protection of human health through the enforcement of environmental laws, there are situations where the wronged need legal help from an attorney. Seeking the guidance and representation of an environmental litigation lawyer may be the only way to seek justice and financial compensation for environmental law violations that have harmed a private citizen.

Hiring an attorney who practices personal injury law on a regular basis can ensure that your rights are protected.

Brent M. Cordell practices exclusively in the area of personal injury law. His number one focus is helping people with severe injuries get the legal representation they desire. Throughout his career, Mr. Cordell has helped thousands of injured people; if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product or by the prescription use of a dangerous drug Brent Cordell can help you get the just compensation you deserve.

 
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injury from improper storage, handling or disposal of toxic waste or other industrial by-products, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, diminished earning capacity and more. It is important that you seek advice from a legal professional. Brent M. Cordell is committed to representing property owners and communities who have experienced health problems or property damage related to environmental law violations.
 

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