Mercury poisoning is a serious health issue that occurs when people are exposed to improperly contained mercury, such as that in light bulbs, batteries, thermometers, and more. As the dangers of mercury are well known, property owners are responsible for removing or securing any mercury-containing items on their premises before these potentially dangerous objects affect guests, residents, or employees. If they fail to do so, these negligent property owners can be held accountable if their visitors suffer from mercury poisoning.
At the Cottrell Law Office, we believe in providing our Arkansas clients with the opportunity to fight for full, just compensation after an injury caused by a property owner’s misdeeds. We understand how important these claims can be for helping you cover medical bills, lost wages, and other damages, which is why we work so hard on behalf of individuals injured on dangerous properties.
Health Complications Caused by Mercury Poisoning
The health complications associated with mercury poisoning can vary widely depending on the concentration and type of mercury, duration of exposure, and method of absorption. However, some of the most common effects of mercury poisoning include:
- Skin rashes and/or tingling of the skin
- Hearing and/or vision loss
- Muscle tremors
- Memory loss
- Gastrointestinal damages
- Kidney damage
- Cognitive impairment
Frustratingly, mercury poisoning is often avoidable, as property owners should take the necessary steps to keep hazardous mercurial items away from the public by safely discarding or securing these materials. If a property owner fails to take these precautions, he or she may be held accountable for any ensuing injuries.
Contact a Mercury Poisoning Lawyer in Arkansas
If you or someone you love has developed mercury poisoning because of property owner’s negligence in removing or securing mercurial items, you may be legally entitled to pursue financial compensation for the costs associated with these injuries. For a free consultation regarding your rights and options after a personal injury accident in Arkansas, contact a lawyer from the Cottrell Law Office by calling 800-364-8305 today.