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Frequently Asked Questions

We work on a contingency principle which means we do not get paid unless we win. There are no upfront costs associated with our firm.

An important thing to remember is that there is often a time limit for when a lawsuit can be filed. In Missouri, that time limit is typically two years from the date of the incident, referred to as the statute of limitations. However, in terms of chemical exposure, there is a small exception. If you only recently discovered the consequences and had not known you were exposed to a chemical at all, the statute of limitations actually applies to the date of discovery of your symptoms. This is especially important for instances of chemical exposure that happened many years ago, but until recently, no one had known.

Although we are a law firm, we always, always recommend you hire a lawyer to represent you. The legal industry can be confusing, especially when speaking of toxic tort lawsuits which can be notoriously difficult to prove. Not only that but if you were injured while at work, worker’s compensation often complicates the process even further. It is in your best interest to hire a lawyer to represent you throughout the course of the lawsuit.

What to Do if Exposed to Hazardous Materials

A number of dangerous chemicals, sprays, air and water polluters, minerals and compounds, and other materials have been linked to serious injury. Individuals can be exposed at home through various common household items such as cleaning supplies, in the workplace, especially if there is a leak of a dangerous substance at a factory, or in their community when chemicals are dumped illegally. While these are all just examples, the point is that chemical exposure can occur anywhere.

Inhalation is the most common way to be exposed to hazardous chemicals, but ingestion and direct contact with skin are also common means of chemical exposure.

If you have been exposed regardless of the method of exposure or location, it is important you follow the steps below to ensure your safety.

  1. Remove yourself from the environment as soon as possible.
  2. Seek medical aid right away.
  3. Inform your local health safety agency.
  4. Please contact a St. Louis chemical exposure lawyer. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision, but you can count on the personal injury attorneys at TorHoerman Law to fight for you.


Chemical Exposure Injuries

Exposure to harmful substances can result in a number of injuries, and in rare instances, death. If you have been exposed to chemicals and suffered from any of the following injuries or side effects, you should immediately consult with your doctor to receive the treatment necessary to prevent further injury.


Even if you do not believe you were in an environment where you could have been exposed to dangerous chemicals and toxins, if you have experienced any of those side effects or illnesses, it is better to be safe than sorry. Consult with a doctor to see if any of your conditions can be attributed to toxin exposure.


What Is A Toxic Torts Lawsuit?

A toxic tort is a “tort in which there is personal injury or property damage due to exposure to toxic substances,” according to Merriam-Webster dictionary.

If you have been unknowingly exposed to a dangerous substance resulting in an injury, you can file a toxic tort, or chemical exposure as its commonly known, lawsuit.

Depending on the individual case or situation, and if there were multiple individuals involved, incidents of chemical exposure can be class action lawsuits or simply an individual personal injury lawsuit. This distinction can be better explained by your St. Louis chemical exposure lawyer.

A toxic tort lawsuit allows you to receive compensation for the damages you suffered. The party responsible for your exposure would be the one responsible for paying for your damages, which typically include anything from medical bills to pain and suffering to wages lost while recovering from your injury.

If an individual is killed as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals, the deceased individual’s family can file a lawsuit on the individual’s behalf, commonly referred to as a wrongful death lawsuit.


Hiring a St. Louis Chemical Exposure Lawyer

At TorHoerman Law, our lawyers are experienced with St. Louis chemical exposures. The consolidated action “St. Louis Coldwater Creek”, led by TorHoerman Law, has over 400 clients, making it one of the largest radioactive exposure lawsuits in the nation.

Contact TorHoerman Law Firm today for a free, no-obligation St. Louis chemical exposure lawsuit consultation which is strictly for information purposes only. You are by no means obligated to pursue a case after the consultation if you do not choose to do so. After your consultation, we will establish an attorney-client relationship that will allow us to further dive into the details of your case, and at the point, provide legal advice and begin the process of helping you get the compensation you deserve.


“Toxic Tort Legal Definition.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster,

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