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What to Do I You’re Exposed to Toxic Chemicals But You Have Little Symptoms?

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At Daspit Law Firm, we proudly represent clients across Texas who have been seriously injured due to toxic exposure. Our firm has filed toxic tort claims against manufacturers, oil drilling companies, and other corporations responsible for wrongdoing, and we possess extensive that clients need to successfully handle high-profile litigation.

If you find yourself in a situation where harmful chemicals are released near you, whether indoors or outdoors, then the best way to prevent exposure is to immediately evacuate from the area to somewhere with fresh air. Do not return to the area that has be chemically contaminated until it is properly cleaned and assessed by experts.

If you are exposed to a toxic chemical because it spilled onto your clothing or skin, then you need to take your clothes off as soon as possible and wash your skin with water over and over to flush away the chemicals. You should also avoid touching the skin or clothing of someone who has been contaminated by toxic chemicals. If chemicals get into your eyes, you should flush them immediately with water.

Exposure to toxic chemicals can result in serious and life-changing illnesses, some of which can be debilitating and even fatal. That is why you should seek medical attention, call Poison Help at (800) 222-1222, or contact your poison control center if you believe you or a loved one have been exposed to toxic chemicals due to a spill, product defect, or manufacturer error.

Even if you don’t have any injury symptoms right after exposure, you should still be assessed by a doctor to make sure you haven’t suffered any internal injuries or contracted illnesses that might have delayed symptoms.

How Do I Know If I Have Been Poisoned by Toxic Chemicals?

The signs and symptoms of chemical poisoning can mimic other types of medical conditions, like seizure, alcohol intoxication, stroke, and insulin reaction. The following are common signs and symptoms of poisoning to look out for after toxic exposure:

  • Burns or redness around your mouth and lips
  • Tearing eyes
  • Burning in your eyes, nose, throat, chest, and skin
  • Your breath has a chemical scent
  • Vomiting
  • Trouble breathing
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion or other altered mental status
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Blurred vision
  • Stomachache and diarrhea
  • Feeling faint or weak
  • Sudden collapse
  • Convulsions

Some the symptoms listed above can occur immediately after exposure, while others may take hours or days to develop.

Our Chemical Exposure Attorneys Are Here to Advocate for You

Daspit Law Firm is here to leverage our extensive resources on behalf of clients pursuing legal action against negligent parties responsible for toxic exposure injuries. Our full-service law firm handles personal injury and wrongful death cases involving exposure to hazardous chemicals, as well as class actions when multiple people are suffering from the same chemical exposure. The award-winning lawyers at our firm know how to get results in these types cases, which is why we encourage you to take action now.

To set up a free case consultation with our esteemed legal team, please give us a call today at (888) 273-1045 or fill out our convenient online form.

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