This past July, Motorola employees sued over exposure to toxic substances
in their manufacturing facilities. A second suit was filed by an employee
who worked in the plastics industry and was later diagnosed with leukemia.
Plaintiffs in the current Motorola suit total 13 people who are claiming
the company regularly ignored scientific research and government warnings
regarding the potential hazards of various chemicals in its manufacturing
facilities. The claimants attest that this negligence on the part of Motorola
has resulted in exposure to arsenic, radiation, ethylene glycol ethers,
and fluorine compounds.
These constitute the fifth lawsuit over toxic chemical exposure against
Motorola since 2011. These suits allege the employees suffered harm as
a result which included birth defects such as hearing loss, asthma, Down
syndrome, and ADHD among other conditions. The claimants had worked at
Motorola at various periods between 1965 and 2001.
Part of their claim alleges that while Motorola offered them protective
equipment to protect against semiconductor particulates, they were not
offered protection from chemical exposure which included training in installing
proper ventilation systems.
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The other suit is on behalf of a man who worked almost 30 years for Penn
Tube Plastics and Plastomer Products who developed acute myeloid leukemia,
cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
Such lawsuits concerning toxic exposure rely on if the chemical manufacturers
gave adequate warning about the chemicals’ dangers and if the employer
followed relevant Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Death or serious injury can result from prolonged exposure to harmful chemicals
such as benzene, asbestos, lead, and radiation.
If you or a loved one has suffered harm caused by exposure to harmful chemicals
and the employer failed to provide proper warning or preventative measures,
you may have a valid claim against them. Speak with our
Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys to learn about your rights as an employee.