Toxic Torts FAQ
Who can toxic tort victims sue for injuries and health problems?
3. Who can toxic tort victims sue for injuries and health problems?
Figuring out who is responsible for a toxic tort victim's exposure to a dangerous substance can be difficult. Plaintiffs generally sue anybody that had a link to the toxin -- including the manufacturer of the toxin, the manufacturer of machinery that exposes workers to toxins, the owner or lessor of a building or site that contains or emits a toxin, companies that store toxins, and manufacturers of safety equipment intended to protect employees from toxins. To learn more about possible defendants in a toxic tort lawsuit, see Nolo's article Toxic Torts Overview.