Indianapolis Mercury Poisoning Lawyers
Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found throughout the environment. When large amounts of mercury accumulate inside the body, however, serious health problems can ensue, including severe damage to the nervous system.
Contact the Indianapolis mercury poisoning lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 if you or someone you know has suffered from health problems due to exposure to mercury.
Types of Mercury and Mercury Exposure
As mentioned above, mercury occurs almost everywhere in nature, and is typically found in three forms:
- Metallic—a metal that remains in liquid form at room temperature but that evaporates easily into the air, and is extremely dangerous to breathe. Often this form of mercury is found in batteries, thermometers, and dental fillings.
- Inorganic—inorganic mercury results when mercury is combined with other elements to create powders or crystals. This form of mercury can be found in ointments and antiseptic creams.
- Organic—organic mercury results when mercury combines with carbon. This type of mercury is frequently found in freshwater and saltwater fish.
While small amounts of mercury are unavoidable and generally harmless, mercury in large amounts can cause serious long-term damage to any individual who comes into contact with it, particularly in its organic form.
As such, strict regulations have been put on mercury limits allowed in various products, including fish and vaccines, to prevent dangerous exposure to high levels of mercury.
If you have been exposed to dangerous levels of mercury, the Indianapolis mercury poisoning attorneys of the Hankey Law Office will provide you with the legal consultation and representation you need to bring a strong case against the individuals and / or companies that put your health at risk.
If you or someone you know has suffered from mercury poisoning, it is critical to contact a legal professional to help you build a strong case against the careless and negligent individuals responsible for your health problems.
Contact the Indianapolis mercury poisoning attorneys of the Hankey Law Office today at (800) 520-3633 to schedule a consultation.