Mercury is a natural heavy metal. Generally found in its liquid state, more than half of the mercury present on our planet is the byproduct of human resource acquisition. Offshore drilling sites create large quantities of mercury, which consequently contaminate the water as well as the marine life existing within it. The most common way for a human to come into contact with mercury is by eating fish that have been exposed to the element in large amounts.
Because mercury exposure has been linked to several human illnesses, fish that contain a large quantity of mercury are considered a health risk. If you or someone you love has suffered from mercury poisoning, you may have grounds for filing a legal claim. Contact the Kenosha mercury poisoning attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to discuss the details of your case with a professional. Call 800-242-2874 today for a free initial consultation.
Prolonged exposure to mercury can cause a variety of illnesses, including Acrodynia (Pink Disease), Hunter-Russell Syndrome, and Minamata disease. Symptoms of these conditions typically involve sensory impairment (especially vision, hearing, and speech) and a lack of coordination. Symptoms will vary depending on the source of the toxin, as well as the duration and extent of exposure.
Treatment of mercury poisoning requires chelation therapy, which cleanses the body of heavy metals through the use of various acids.
If you have been exposed to mercury because of another person or entity's negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Contact the Kenosha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today.