Mercury Poisoning

Mercury is a type of metal that can frequently be found in various types of edible fish. Especially damaging to pregnant women, exposure to mercury has been linked to serious fetal brain damage that can lead to lifelong disability or even death. Because of the severity of this condition, it is imperative that pregnant women abstain from fish altogether during pregnancy.

If you or someone you love has been negatively affected by mercury poisoning, you deserve justice under the law and financial compensation for the wrongs that have been inflicted upon you. For more information regarding your individual rights, call the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

Common Sources of Mercury Poisoning

Fish that typically have high levels of mercury include:

  • Shark
  • Swordfish
  • King Mackerel
  • Tilefish

Other types of fish with somewhat lower levels of mercury which still may be harmful include:

  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Catfish
  • Shrimp

One condition caused by mercury poisoning is acrodynia, which has symptoms including sweating, sensitivity of the skin, pain, heart problems and inability to move or walk normally. For fetuses, mercury poisoning can lead to birth defects that may stay with the child throughout their whole lives. Suffering from these conditions can be devastating, especially if they could have been prevented. If you believe another party is liable for your condition, contact an attorney right away to discuss your legal options.

Contact Us

To learn more about mercury poisoning and your legal rights as an injury victim, contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

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