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Wisconsin Mercury Poisoning Lawyers

Many seemingly innocent household products are now known to contain toxic elements. One such toxin commonly found in household goods is mercury. While many people know that mercury, also called quicksilver, is present in glass thermometers, you may not know that this potentially dangerous substance can also be found in other places.

Property owners should know of the dangers of mercury and take the removal steps necessary to protect you and those you love from the harm it can cause. If you develop health problems as a result of mercury exposure, you should not let the party responsible escape penalties for this negligence. To fight for your rights, you should contact a Wisconsin mercury poisoning lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.

Sources of Mercury Poisoning

Most people know to avoid touching the mercury that may spill out of a broken glass thermometer, but there are also other sources of mercury that may be hidden throughout a building. Common sources of mercury include:

  • Batteries
  • Dental fillings
  • Fish
  • Switches
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Contaminated soil, water, or food

A person who rents or sells property should be aware of these potential dangers and take reasonable steps to minimize them. If he or she does not, innocent people may suffer the consequences.

How Mercury Harms Your Body

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there are several signs that you may be suffering from mercury poisoning, including:

  • Impaired peripheral vision
  • Tingling and/or numbness of the extremities and face
  • Loss of fine muscle coordination
  • Weakness
  • Skin rashes
  • Changes in mood
  • Muscle weakness

Property owners or sellers should never take such risks with other people’s health. Our Wisconsin mercury poisoning attorneys work hard to help victims of negligent landlords and realtors receive the full compensation they need.

Contact Us

Under premises liability, you can hold a property owner responsible for the negligence of allowing mercury to poison you and those you love. By taking a legal stand against a premises owner, you can help prevent future negligence and harm. For more information regarding your legal options, please contact a Wisconsin mercury poisoning attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.

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