Call Today for a FREE Confidential Case Review - Toll-Free 24/7 (866) 920-0753

Lawsuits Filed After 4 Deaths in DuPont Toxic Chemical Leak

Lawsuits Filed After 4 Deaths in DuPont Toxic Chemical Leak

November 19, 2014 — The first lawsuits have been filed on behalf of two people who died in a toxic chemical leak at a DuPont facility in La Porte, Texas, according to Reuters.

Texas attorneys have filed a restraining order to preserve evidence at the scene of the incident. Four people died and one person was seriously injured. No one knows what happened, but a valve may have leaked methyl mercaptan.

The toxic chemical has a rotten-egg smell and is added to odorless natural gas. It is also used as an insecticide. When inhaled, it can cause respiratory damage. It also causes serious eye and skin irritation.

The daughter of one victim, Crystal Wise, has already filed a lawsuit. Another lawsuit has been filed by the widow of Gilbert Tisnado. Other victims included Gilbert’s brother, Robert, and Wade Baker.

NBC News reports that the Tisnado family said Robert ran inside the plant when the leak occurred. After he failed to return, his brother Gilbert ran in, found Robert unconscious, and put his face mask on his brother.

The plant has had over two dozen citations from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality since 2009. Most of the violations are minor, but at least four involve emissions of toxic gas into the air.

Local Fox News also reports that a former employee, Barbara Acker, took photographs showing hazardous chemicals leaking out of containers, improper storage of hundreds of chemicals, and improper disposal of acids.

Do I have a Toxic Chemical Injury Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting toxic chemical induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by a chemical leak, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Toxic Chemical Exposure Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Attention Lawyers: We consider a referral from another law firm to be one of the greatest compliments. If your firm is interested in referring us a case or for us to send you a list of previous award judgments and/or average referral fees, please visit the Lawyer Referral section of our website.

Free Case Evaluation

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading plaintiff’s law firms and handles cases in all 50 states. We are very proud of our legal achievements, but equally self-respecting of our firms reputation for providing personal attention to each and every client we represent.

No matter what type of case you have, you may contact us with confidence by filling out the email contact form below or calling us directly by dialing toll free 24 hrs/day (866) 920-0753.

*
*
*