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Our Virginia-Carolina injury lawyers have handled personal injury cases involving toxic substances in a wide spectrum of accidental injury cases, from chlorine spills due to a train derailment, to toxic asbestos materials that have caused asbestosis or the lung cancer called mesothelioma, to dangerous toxic substances and medications that have caused catastrophic injuries or accidental overdose deaths such as the medication fentanyl.

If a company routinely works with toxic substances, in many states the company can be held strictly liable for dealing with toxic substance. Strict liability means that the company may not need to be careless or negligent to be held liable for personal injuries or a death because those persons dealing with toxic or inherently dangerous substances must be held to a higher duty of care than companies or persons dealing with things that are not so inherently dangerous. Dangerous things require higher levels of care.

Please look at some of our case results involving toxic or hazardous materials that have caused injuries or deaths.

For other articles about toxic substances, including drug/medication that has caused accidental overdoses and for which wrongful death suits have been brought, click on our sister blog, the Virginia beach Injuryboard blog.

Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia (VA), near the Northeast North Carolina (NC) border, practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. The firm’s website is:, the firm edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and also hosts a video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY.

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