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Wrongful Death Claims from Toxic Exposure in Florida

People who work in the chemical and petroleum industries are often exposed to hazardous substances that may result in a wrongful death in Broward County. Being exposed to these toxic substances can cause long lasting illnesses and diseases. These may include:

  • Respiratory disease
  • Blindness
  • Loss of hearing
  • Mesothelioma
  • Types of cancer

The unfortunate thing is that once a person realizes their illness is a result of their working conditions it may be too late.

If an employer has knowingly allowed their employees to be exposed to these toxic conditions without taking the proper precautions, they are guilty of negligence. If the employee’s exposure to the toxic substances leads to death, the employer may be sued by the family on grounds of a wrongful death.

The family is greatly affected by losing a loved one in a wrongful death. There are many losses that a family will have. A wrongful death lawsuit in Broward County can be filed on behalf of the person who died, as a result of the negligence of another person, by a family member.

It is important to contact a Broward County wrongful death lawyer that has experience in filing a wrongful death claim.

When filing a wrongful death lawsuit, your Broward County wrongful death attorney can help you receive compensation for family members regarding these issues. Damages would include:

  • Companionship
  • Financial support
  • Loss of wages
  • Emotional pain
  • Mental distress
  • Parental support

Other compensation includes funeral expenses, medical expenses, hospital expenses, and pain and suffering.

If you have lost a loved one as a result of a wrongful death, you need to speak to a South Florida wrongful death attorney to see what compensation you are entitled to receive. Call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld today at 954-677-0155.

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