PVC, or Polyvinyl Chloride, is a type of plastic used
in millions of everyday items such as pipes, toys, carpet backing, bottles and credit cards. It has both industrial and household uses. Unfortunately, PVC can also harm people’s health. Studies have linked several health problems, including liver cancer, to PVC exposure.
When you think about PVC, you probably don’t think of it as a dust, a liquid or a gas. That is, unless you work in an industry that uses PVC. Then you may be well aware of how the dust particles can spread and how vinyl chloride can end up off-gassing from products or the liquid form of the plastic into the air. Vinyl chloride that ends up in the soil from landfills or around manufacturing sites can contaminate local drinking water sources.
Industries that use PVCs serve as a hub for contamination. The people most at risk of illness include:
If you believe you or a loved one has a PVC-related illness, contact Wallace & Graham, P.A. at 800-849-5291 to find out what legal action you can take. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will meet with you for free to discuss your options. You may be eligible for compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, or even wrongful death.
Vinyl chloride has been linked to several illnesses, including many cancers, liver problems, vinyl chloride disease, and peripheral neuropathy. Keep in mind that some of the conditions like cancer do not start manifesting for many years after initial exposure. Other conditions may come on sooner after high exposure, usually in the workplace.
Those exposed to vinyl chloride should be on the lookout for:
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with one of these conditions and you want to find out more about the link to vinyl chlorides, contact our office at 800-849-5291 for a free consultation.
You may be wondering what type of symptoms you could see due to PVC exposure. The following symptoms may indicate exposure to PVCs:
If you have any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor right away for a thorough medical exam and diagnosis. If you are not sure where to go, our office can offer guidance regarding what type of doctor you may want to look for.
Our attorneys are based in Salisbury, North Carolina, but represent clients nationwide. If you think you have a PVC related claim, call today at 800-849-5291 or send an online message. We also handle mesothelioma cases related to asbestos exposure, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to Roundup exposure and ovarian cancer cases related to talcum powder.