Even a small amount of mercury exposure can have serious health consequences. Mercury is a dangerous metal found in many common consumer objects and some foods. Exposure to mercury may put individuals at risk of injury, and therefore property owners must take adequate safety precautions to protect the safety of their visitors or patrons.
If you or a loved one has experienced mercury poisoning due to the negligent actions of another party, it is important to speak with a St. Louis mercury poisoning attorney about your rights. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, loss of work wages, as well as any emotional pain and suffering you have experienced. Contact the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300 to learn more in a free consultation.
Common Causes of Mercury Poisoning
Mercury poisoning may occur on several different types of premises. High amounts of this metal found in the air or food can have painful repercussions and consuming the substance in large amounts can be deadly. The following are commonly places where mercury exposure is known to occur.
- Grocery Stores
- Office buildings
- Construction sites
- Medical centers
Common problems leading to mercury poisoning in these areas include the following:
- Eating fish
- Eating plants (high-fructose corn syrup)
- Eating livestock
- Florescent lights
Extremely high levels of mercury may cause symptoms including itching, burning, swelling, high blood pressure, Hunter-Russel syndrome, or even a coma.
A single occurrence of mercury poisoning can change a life. If you or your loved one has experienced mercury poisoning on a negligent party’s premises, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact a St. Louis mercury poisoning attorney of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300 to learn more about your rights.