Ankin Law News
Friday, May 10, 2013: Josh Rudofi will be filing an Appellate Brief in Dig Right In Landscaping v. Jose Nunez on behalf of Jose Nunez.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013: Scott Goldstein will be speaking as a guest lecturer at John Marshall Law School in the Workers Compensation class.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013: Josh Rudolfi attended Artex Risk Solutions Mock Trial at The Witt. (read more...)
November 30, 2012: Scott Goldstein of Ankin Law Office
was highlighted in a "Making Chicago Great" feature
on WCIU Channel 26 in Chicago.
November, 2012: A client of Howard Ankin knitted him a
blanket as a special thank you after a multiple
6 figure settlement.
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Diesel Fuel & Fumes
Illinois Diesel Fuels Class Action Attorneys
Diesel fuel and diesel fume exposure is one of the newer fronts is toxic tort litigation. Over the years there have been numerous chemical substances proven to be harmful to human health. These substances include asbestos, benzene, lead paint and various pesticides among many others. These hazardous substances have been link to numerous health problems including cancer, birth defects, pulmonary diseases and many others. Recently, scientists have demonstrated a link between diesel fumes and cancer as well.
The Danger of Diesel Fumes
Diesel exhaust consists of tiny particles, which when inhaled can penetrate the circulatory system. As such, these particles can reach and do harm to all of the organ systems of the body. Past studies have demonstrated the ability of diesel particles to trigger growth of new blood vessels to existing tumors, thereby exacerbating an illness. Recent studies have shown that diesel exhaust particles can cause even normal tissue to develop a solid tumor.
Diesel Fume Lawsuits
A demonstrable link between diesel fumes and cancer has widespread fallout in terms of legal responsibility. Companies that use diesel machinery may be held responsible for illnesses or deaths of employees exposed to harmful diesel fumes. Manufacturers of household and industrial products that used asbestos have been held responsible for thousands of mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis cases. Diesel fume litigation may follow the same trend.
If you believe your injuries or a loved one’s death has been caused by exposure to diesel fumes, you may have a personal injury case. In cases that involve multiple victims, a class action lawsuit may be applicable. The attorneys at Ankin Law Office can help you determine if your case has merit and how to best proceed though the legal system. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.