Houston poisoning personal injury claims can be the result of many types of situations, including tainted food, lead poising, toxic mold, exposure to harmful chemicals, asbestos exposure, carbon monoxide exposure, and/or any other situations that involves something lethal to the human body. Poising injuries can be minimal, severe or even life threatening.
If you have sustained poisoning injuries as a result of another person, business or entity's negligence, it is essential to immediately contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Houston. You may be prevented from filing a lawsuit against the negligent party for your injuries after a certain time period has passed. Under section 16.003 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, a two-year statute of limitations or SOL bars most claims for damages arising from a personal injury. This means you cannot file a lawsuit for damages against the negligent party after this time period has expired.
Houston Poison Injury Lawyer
Contact Ben Bronston & Associates for a consultation about your poisoning injury claims throughout the areas of Houston, including the Heights, the Galleria, Memorial, Bellaire, Sharpstown, West University, Highland Village, City Centre, Downtown, EaDo, Midtown and Rice Village. Attorney Ben Bronston will make every effort to help you achieve the damages you are entitle to as a result of your poisoning injury accident.
Call Ben Bronston & Associates today about your poison injury claim in Texas at (713) CALL-BEN or (713) 225-5236. To reach the Louisiana office for a consultation about your poisoning injuries throughout Louisiana, call (504) 799-0771. Additionally, the attorneys of Ben Bronston & Associates may be able to travel throughout all areas of Texas and Louisiana, depending on the facts surrounding your unique case, to discuss any options of recovery that may be available to your particular situation.
Houston Poisoning Information Center
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Houston Poisoning Claims
Injuries sustained from being poisoned can occur in a number of ways. Some of the most common poisoning personal injury claims in Texas and Louisiana can arise from:
- Toxic Mold - This form of poisoning is often caused by mold spores in the workplace, outside or in homes. Mold growth in homes and the workplace is often caused by an increased amount of moisture or water damage, such as leaking pipes and/or flooding.
- Food Poisoning - This form of poisoning is often caused by some form of contamination in foods, fruits, vegetables and meats. Some of the most common types of contaminations can include pathogens, such as Salmonella, botulism, E. Coli, Listeria, Norovirus, Campylobacter and Cryptosporidium. Food generally becomes contaminated from animal feces, improper washing or sanitization, improper food handling and/or improper food storage or preparation.
- Lead Poisoning - This type of poisoning is caused from large quantities of metal lead in the body. Exposure to lead can occur in a number of places, including in the workplace, in homes, especially older homes, in water, in soil and/or in the air. Lead is also found in many consumer products, including older paint, water pipes, window blinds, canned goods, children's toys, jewelry, lipstick and/or eyeliner.
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Poisoning Injury Symptoms in Houston
Some of the most common symptoms of poisoning injuries can include:
- Upset Stomach,
- Headache or Light Headedness,
- Breathing Problems,
- Flu-like Symptoms, and/or
- Skin Irritation.
Additionally, many type of poison injuries that go untreated can lead to the following:
- Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome,
- Kidney Damage or Failure,
- Low Sperm Count or Infertility,
- High Blood Pressure,
- Heart Disease,
- Learning Disabilities,
- Developmental Disabilities,
- Mesothelioma, and/or
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Houston Lawsuits for Poisoning Injuries
If have suffered a poisoning injury due to the negligence of another person, entity or business, it is very important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
In order to recover damages for your poising personal injury, your attorney must first prove the four elements of a negligence claim listed below by a preponderance of the evidence. A preponderance of the evidence is a burden of proof that your attorney must satisfy in order for you to win your lawsuit and/or receive monetary damages. This burden of proof can be established if the evidence weighs slightly more in your favor than it does not.
The four elements to a negligence claim that must be proven by a preponderance of the evidence are:
- Duty – The individual who caused your poisoning injuries must have owed you a duty of reasonable care to not cause you injuries.
- Breach – The individual who caused your poisoning injury must have breached their duty of care by acting in a certain way or by failing to act in a certain way. An example of a breach would be if your landlord failed to remove toxic mold in your home that they knew about.
- Causation – The negligent individual's actions or failure to act must have been the actual and proximate cause of your poisoning injuries.
- Damages – You must have sustained some form of compensable injury as a result of the other party's negligence, which is generally the physical injuries you suffered from as a result of the poisoning.
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Damages in Houston for Poisoning Injuries
According to Chapter 41 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, an individual who has sustained injuries due to poisoning from the negligence of another person, business or entity, may be entitled to recover any of the following types of damages:
- Compensatory Damages – These damages are awarded to compensate you for any non-economic and economic damages incurred as a result of your poisoning accident.
- Economic Damages – These damages are awarded to you for any actual or financial loss you may have sustained due to your poisoning accident.
- Non-Economic Damages – These damages are awarded to compensate you for any non-financial loss you may have suffered due to your poisoning accident, including:
- Mental or emotional anguish,
- Loss of enjoyment of life,
- Loss of companionship and society,
- Physical pain and suffering,
- Physical impairment, and/or
- Mental or emotional pain and suffering.
- Exemplary Damages – These damages are also commonly known as punitive or punishment damages, and are awarded to penalize the party who caused your poisoning injury because they were so grossly negligent in causing your poisoning injuries. In order to be awarded these damages, the court must find the party caused your injuries acted with malice by intentionally causing your injury or because they knew their conduct would create an extreme risk of serious injury, but consciously disregarded that risk.
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Ben Bronston & Associates, Attorneys at Law | Poisoning Injury Attorney in Houston
Contact Ben Bronston & Associates today for a consultation about your poisoning injuries in Harris County, including the cities of Houston, Baytown, Humble, Katy, Pasadena, Seabrook, Spring, Sugar Land, Tomball and Webster. Ben Bronston is an experienced Houston personal injury lawyer who will make every effort to help you achieve the damages you deserve for the injuries you have suffered from as a result of a poisoning. Contact Ben Bronston & Associates at (713) CALL-BEN or (713) 225-5236 for a consultation about your poisoning injuries in Houston. To reach the Louisiana office for a consultation about your poisoning claim, call (504) 799-0771.