Get Help for your Lafayette Toxic Tort Case

The attorneys at Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello can help you seek justice for your toxic torts claim today.

Discover Whether You Can File a Toxic Tort Claim in Lafayette

If you or someone close to you has suffered an illness or injury due to exposure to harmful substances present in a consumer product, at home, or in a workplace environment, you may have a toxic tort claim.

We can thoroughly investigate your case, collect evidence, and fight to secure fair compensation. Our objective is to obtain damages for your injuries and losses and to ensure that those responsible for your exposure are held accountable.

What Are Toxic Tort Claims?

Toxic torts are legal cases where individuals claim they were harmed by exposure to a dangerous substance or chemical. Common toxic tort cases our attorneys can handle involve:

Exposure to Consumer Products

Exposure to certain everyday chemicals may cause severe health problems. These chemicals are found in consumer products and can lead to illness or injury. Examples include lead, cadmium, phthalates, and other toxins.

Cosmetics and personal care items may contain carcinogenic ingredients like formaldehyde, while cleaning solutions and household products may often contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Additionally, toxic metals like mercury can be found in foods and medicines, and dangerous chemicals are present in e-cigarette liquids.

Exposure at Home

Black mold may often be found in Louisiana homes because of the high humidity and significant rainfall, creating an ideal environment for its growth.

If you find black mold in your home, you might have a case against the construction companies, landlords, or builders. Signs of black mold poisoning can include ongoing headaches, fatigue, sneezing, and chronic coughing.

Exposure at Work

Toxic substances can enter industrial and work settings, putting workers at risk of exposure. Common chemicals like benzene, chromium, and trichloroethylene in industrial workplaces can cause severe health problems with repeated or prolonged exposure.

Asbestos insulation in older buildings can also be a danger to construction and maintenance workers. Breathing in silica dust created during mining, drilling, and excavating jobs can lead to serious lung disease.

A container with a toxic warning label on it
Two industrial workers inspect a chemical spill on the floor of an industrial plant
A cooking pan behind held in a sick while water fills it

Have You Been Exposed to PFAS?

During the last few years, a group of man-made chemicals called per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has been the focus of increasing legal action due to the growing evidence linking PFAS exposure to serious health risks. Two PFAS chemicals, PFOA and PFOS, have contaminated numerous water sources and everyday products, posing a significant threat to public health.


Until the early 2000s, Class B firefighting foams often contained PFOA and PFOS. Firefighters who trained with or responded to emergencies involving these foams may have been heavily exposed to PFAS. This type of exposure can lead to serious illnesses like cancer.

Consumer Products

There are some PFAS chemicals in many everyday products like stain-repellent fabrics, cosmetics, cleaning products, and non-stick cookware and bakeware. The latest testing can identify these products, which means we can present a case to hold manufacturers accountable.

Water Contamination

PFAS can get into groundwater from industrial sites where they were made or used. These chemicals may also pollute drinking water. Over time, they can build up in the bodies of those who consume them, leading to health problems.

You May Be Eligible for Compensation


How We Can Help

If you’ve been hurt or become sick from being exposed to dangerous chemicals or toxins in Lafayette, the Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello team can help. Our experienced attorneys can look at your case to see if you have a valid toxic tort claim.

How Our Process Works

Step 1: Contact Us

Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys regarding your toxic tort claim.

Step 2: We Gather Evidence

The first thing we’ll do is start assembling strong evidence for your case. We’ll compile everything we need to work toward a settlement. Once we have all the evidence and paperwork ready, we will start negotiations.

Step 3: Negotiation Stage

If we cannot settle at this stage, we will prepare to take your case to trial. Our experienced attorneys are outstanding litigators and will fight to get you the best outcome throughout the process.

Step 4: Fight For Your Rights

Our attorneys will fight tirelessly to earn the outcome you deserve.

Legal Fees for Toxic Tort Claims

We offer a “no-win, no-fee” contingency arrangement. This means you don’t pay any fees upfront, allowing you to focus on your health. The cost of these cases varies depending on how complex they are.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello have been representing the people of Louisiana for over 50 years. Our legal team can tell you if you have a valid claim and guide you through the process of toxic torts.

Contact our attorneys today to schedule a no-obligation consultation for your Lafayette case.

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