Oklahoma Mercury Poisoning Lawyers
Although it is a naturally occurring metal, mercury is incredibly toxic to humans and exposure to it in its liquid or gaseous form has the potential to cause serious illness. In highly concentrated doses of exposure or ingestion mercury poisoning may even prove to be fatal. Unfortunately, mercury is fairly widespread and may be found in a variety of manufactured products, seafood, and even water supplies. The failure to properly handle, store, or dispose of mercury under one’s care or on one’s property constitutes a severe threat to public health.
If you or someone you love has been sickened by mercury exposure on another party’s property then you may be able to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation for your illness. Contact the Oklahoma mercury poisoning lawyers of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 to discuss the matter with a skilled and experienced attorney who can advise you about your legal rights in this situation.
Effects of Mercury Poisoning
Property owners are considered to be legally liable for the harm that befalls guests on their premises as a consequence of negligent maintenance or oversight. Because the health effects of mercury poisoning are apt to be so severe, it may be necessary for you to seek a formal remedy under premises liability law for your exposure-related sickness. The following are some of the possible symptoms and effects of mercury poisoning:
- Itching, burning, or painful sensations in the extremities
- Discoloration of the skin
- Excessive sweating
- Elevated heart rate
- Elevated blood pressure
- Loss of hair, teeth, and finger or toenails
- Impaired kidney function
- Light sensitivity
Let us help you to fight for the financial compensation that you need to contend with medical bills and lost wages incurred by harmful exposure to mercury. Property owners must take steps to prevent these tragedies and must be held accountable for the failure to do so. Contact the Oklahoma mercury poisoning lawyers of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 for a free consultation.