Chemical Injury and the Courts

A Litigation Guide for Clients and Their Attorneys


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About the Book

A chemical injury can happen at any time to anyone, regardless of age, background, or economic status. It can happen either on the job or in the home, and can affect many members of a community. Such an injury often does not show up immediately but develops over a long period. Often, however, sufferers from chemical exposure are victimized not only by the chemicals but also by a legal system that seems to require complicated and expensive court action.
This helpful guide to chemical-injury litigation offers practical strategies that clients and their attorneys can use to better serve their cases. Presenting a clear blueprint of client rights and responsibilities, the book will improve the standard of legal services for both individuals and communities. The guide addresses in detail several important areas of chemical injury and the legal process: defining problems and solutions; examining available resources; cultivating a knowledge of chemical-related diseases and injuries; and facilitating effective attorney-client relationships and case strategies. Leading attorneys contribute case studies and essays offering perspectives on chemical injury and the law.

About the Author(s)

Founder and executive director of the Environmental Health Network, Linda Price King has 20 years’ organizational experience with health-impaired individuals and job-damaged workers and over 15 years’ experience speaking to universities, law school libraries, and medical school libraries. The recipient of A.C.T.I.O.N.’s 1991 Environmentalist of the Year Award, the C.C.H.W.’s 1993 Service Award, and the Sierra Club’s Legal Defense Fund Seed of Success Award, King lives in Norfolk, Virginia, and is teaching at a private Academy.

Bibliographic Details

Linda Price King
Foreword by Will Collette
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 264
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 1999
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0624-1
eISBN: 978-0-7864-7998-6
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“this guide to chemical-injury litigation offers strategies both clients and their attorneys can use to better serve their cases. Recommended”—Public Library Quarterly; “helpful…offers practical strategies”—Abstracts of Public Administration, Development and Environment.