Vinyl Chloride Exposure Lawyer

Vinyl Chloride Lawyers in St. Louis, MO and Metro-East IL

Vinyl chloride is a chemical that is mainly used to produce polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC), one of the most widely used plastics in the world.  Toxic exposure to vinyl chloride, through inhalation or ingestion, can lead to severe and life-threatening illnesses including the rare and deadly angiosarcoma of the liver.

Our vinyl chloride lawyers in St. Louis MO and Metro-East IL are dedicated to the study of toxic exposure and its consequences, and are proud to represent individuals and families who have suffered illness or death as a result of vinyl chloride exposure.  If you have been negatively affected by vinyl chloride exposure, contact a lawyer at our firm today for a free review of your claim.  We offer:

  • Free claim evaluations by a local  vinyl chloride lawyer
  • Home and hospital visits anywhere in Missouri and Illinois
  • No fee unless we win your case

Vinyl Chloride Cancer

According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, people who have inhaled vinyl chloride may incur nerve damage and changes in their liver structure.  Vinyl chloride inhalation is also one of only two known causes of brain cancer, as well as a cause of liver cancer, angiosarcoma of the brain, Reynaud’s syndrome, and leukemia.

Another rare yet deadly cancer linked to vinyl chloride exposure is angiosarcoma of the liver.  Angiosarcoma of the liver is a malignant tumor that attacks the liver.  The liver is the largest organ in the body, and it provides important functions to the blood and waste systems of the body.  In most cases, angiosarcoma of the liver symptoms present late in the disease, and the prognosis is not often good for patients with this type of vinyl chloride cancer.  Angiosarcoma of the liver symptoms include:

  • Jaundice
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Enlarged liver
  • Reduced appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

Vinyl Chloride Occupational Exposure

Every year, tens of thousands of workers are exposed to vinyl chloride in gas or liquid form.  There are a number of industries that use vinyl chloride in the manufacturing process, including:

  • Building and construction
  • Medical supplies
  • Rubber manufacturers
  • Paper manufacturers
  • Glass manufacturers
  • Automotive industry
  • Industrial and household equipment manufacturers
  • Furniture manufacturers
  • Manufacturers of plastic

Until 1974, vinyl chloride was used in as a propellant hairspray; subsequently, a number of beauticians and salon and barber shop workers have filed vinyl chloride toxic exposure lawsuits as a result of their occupational exposure to this dangerous chemical.

Contact a Vinyl Chloride Lawyer in St. Louis or Edwardsville

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with brain cancer, liver cancer, or angiosarcoma of the liver after vinyl chloride exposure, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.  The vinyl chloride lawyers at our St. Louis MO and Metro-East IL law offices have the knowledge and the resources needed to build a winning vinyl chloride toxic exposure lawsuit.  Contact our personal injury attorneys in St. Louis MO or Metro-East IL to discuss your options in a free consultation.

Our Greater St. Louis product liability lawyers are helping victims throughout Missouri and Illinois with personal injury claims.  Specifically including the following Missouri and Illinois Counties: St. Louis County, MO - St. Charles County, MO – St. Louis, MO – St. Clair County, IL – Madison County, IL – Jefferson County, MO – Franklin County, MO – St. Francois County, MO – Lincoln County, MO – Macoupin County, IL – Clinton County, IL – Monroe County, IL – Warren County, MO – Washington County, MO – Jersey County, IL – Bond County, IL – Calhoun County, IL.