There are more product liability lawsuits filed against prescription drug manufacturers than against all other industries combined. Under strict product liability laws, drug manufacturers may be held liable for ANY serious injuries or deaths caused by their products regardless of the care they took to prevent defects.

Hazardous waste presents serious problems not only to humans but to the environment as well. Environmental law matters are particularly complex, not only due to the maze of federal, state and local laws involved but also because these laws are often highly technical in nature.

Brent Cordell

Attorney at Law

Board Certified Specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law

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Toxic Chemical Leaks and Spills

Toxic spill liability attorney 

Chemical spills or leaks can lead to ground and surface water contamination, air pollution, and the destruction of plants and wildlife in the region.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), thousands of oil and chemical spills or leaks occur in and around the coastal waters of the United States every year as the result of accidents or natural disasters. Many more occur inland around material storage, disposal and transport facilities.

When a significant spill occurs, the Coast Guard and/or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will assign a Federal On-Scene Coordinator to oversee response, rescue and clean-up efforts. Local, state and federal government agencies may also work together to assess the damage and aid in the clean-up efforts, depending on the extent of the spill, the type of chemical involved and the anticipated environmental impact.

Another common cause of chemical spills are train derailment accidents, which may affect entire towns or communities. Some US train accident statistics estimate that nearly every 2 weeks a train derailment causes a chemical spill. If a train is hauling hazardous chemicals or other dangerous materials, and these are consequently spilled during a train accident, the results can mean widespread damage to the land and its citizens. An experienced lawyer can help present you with case options, and when necessary, aggressively hold the right party accountable for any injuries you have suffered as a result of a train derailment.

Depending on the type and quantity of chemical that is released, it may present serious health concerns and endanger the environment. As such, the EPA enforces strict guidelines regarding spill reporting and clean-up. Depending on the state in which a spill occurs, the EPA or state law may require a report of a spill of 10 gallons or more, although this will vary based on the type of chemical that was spilled. In some states, such as California, a spill of any volume must be reported.

Due to the serious and widespread concerns over Dioxin Poisoning we have developed a separate website to deal specifically with these cases. For more information please visit


Chemical spills may lead to air pollution, water contamination, property damage and various health concerns for people living and working in the area. Cancer, respiratory disorders, organ failure, burns, vision loss and a number of other medical conditions may be caused by direct or indirect exposure to chemicals. A victim may then face considerable medical bills, lost wages from missed work and the possibility that he or she may be unable to return to work in the same field or work at all.

Hiring an attorney who practices personal injury law on a regular basis can ensure that your rights are protected.

Brent M. Cordell practices exclusively in the area of personal injury law. His number one focus is helping people with severe injuries get the legal representation they desire. Throughout his career, Mr. Cordell has helped thousands of injured people; if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product or by the prescription use of a dangerous drug Brent Cordell can help you get the just compensation you deserve.

If you live near an area that has been subject to a chemical spill, it is important that you seek advice from a legal professional; Brent M. Cordell is committed to representing property owners and communities who have experienced health problems or property damage related to environmental law violations. In addition to stopping continued contamination of the air and water in the area, you may be able to recover financial compensation for the injuries or property damage you have experienced.

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