Q: Do I have a viable lawsuit?
I have suffered from various illnesses since infancy. My father is a veteran who served in the Gulf War. He believes my health problems are due to chemicals he was exposed to in the war. He would like to know if I have a viable lawsuit again government. If so, how would I go about proceeding?
This is a very complex situation for which you need to contact a legal expert in cases of toxic exposure. It requires thorough evaluation, which I or another lawyer cannot provide without knowing more information about your case. Depending on a variety of factors, such as the severity of your diagnosis and the causal relationship between the hazardous agent in question and your illness, you may indeed be eligible for recovering financial compensation for secondary exposure to chemicals. However, it is not the government which will be held accountable for negligence if you have a case, but most likely the manufacturer of the products your father was exposed to in the first place.
To receive a precise opinion with regard to your situation, I advise you to set up a consultation with a lawyer who specializes in toxic exposure. The majority of attorneys who pursue such cases work on contingent contracts, which means you are not required to pay anything unless they recover compensation on your behalf.
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