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Causes of Mercury Poisoning

Mercury poisoning, while not the most common cause of premises liability lawsuits, still makes up a high number of these kinds of lawsuits every year in the United States.  Though mercury is not regularly used anymore, many products do still contain this toxic substance, and if it is inhaled, it can cause significant medical problems. When a negligent property owner is at fault for these repercussions, they may be held responsible in a premises’ liability lawsuit.

If you or someone you love has suffered from mercury poisoning because of a negligent property owner, you could be eligible for financial compensation.  Contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale premises’ liability lawyer of Winston Law Firm, today by calling 954-475-9666 to discuss your legal position.

How Mercury Poisoning Can Occur

Mercury poisoning can occur in a number of ways, and it very often occurs on commercial properties, rather than private residences.  Some of the materials that may contain mercury and could expose you to mercury poisoning include:

  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Thermometers
  • Barometers
  • Electrical equipment
  • Manometers

If you accidentally inhale or come into contact with these products and their mercury is exposed, you could be suffering devastating physical consequences.  Some of the more physically debilitating effects of mercury poisoning might include things like speech impairment, kidney malfunction, respiratory problems, and even fatality.

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If you or someone you care about has been poisoned by mercury on another’s property, contact a qualified Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer of Winston Law Firm, today by calling 954-475-9666 to discuss your options.