Mercury Poisoning and Chemical Exposure Lawyers
Mercury is a highly toxic heavy metal that can cause serious damage to neurological tissue. It occurs in several forms: as vapor, liquid metal, inorganic salts or organomercury compounds.
Inhalation of vapors in the air from spills and incinerators are the most common form of mercury exposure. Exposure is also common in industries that burn mercury-containing fuels. Coal-fired power plants are the largest source of mercury contamination in the United States.
Symptoms and Toxic Effects of Mercury Poisoning
Initial symptoms of mercury poisoning include sensory impairment and lack of coordination. The severity of injuries caused by exposure to mercury will vary depending upon the toxin, dosage, and the method and duration of exposure.
Injuries, diseases and side effects of mercury poisoning include:
- Hunter-Russell syndrome
- Minamata disease
- Young’s syndrome
- Various types of cancers
- Damage to the brain, kidneys and lungs
If you have been exposed to mercury and are experiencing possible side effects, you may be eligible to file a claim. Get a free consultation today from our chemical exposure lawyers, or contact us by dialing 855-800-0093.