Belmont, MS (July 16, 2022) - Two men died of carbon monoxide poisoning inside of the home they had just moved into on Saturday, July 16th in Tishomingo County.
The victims have since been identified by the Tishomingo County Coroner as 57-year-old Terry White, and 36-year-old Roger Dale Williamson.
Both men were found dead inside a home on Belmont’s Washington Street.
The source of the leak was determined to be a power generator underneath the home.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims, Mr. Terry White, and Mr. Roger Dale Williamson, at this time.
Toxic Tort Claims in Mississippi
If you or a family member has sustained an injury or illness caused by exposure to a toxic substance, you could be eligible to file a toxic tort claim against the negligent party.
Toxic torts often involve:
- Exposure at Home: People can be exposed to dangerous substances in their communities and homes, specifically when there are leaks or spills that contaminate their air, water, or food. If a fire involves a toxic substance, the smoke can cause widespread disease or illness.
- Pharmaceutical Medications: The pharmaceutical industry has a responsibility to ensure that its medications are safe for consumers to use. Sadly, they tend to put profits ahead of everything else and allow toxic medications to be sold to the general public. There are many pharmaceutical drugs that have caused patients to experience serious and unintended illnesses.
- Exposure at Work: Workers who are exposed to dangerous chemicals or materials in the course of performing their daily tasks are at a much greater risk of developing workplace illnesses, including debilitating and life-threatening diseases. For instance, workers who are exposed to Asbestos which causes mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer.
If you sustained injuries due to the carelessness, negligence, or dereliction of another person or entity, our lawyers are prepared to investigate your potential personal injury claim. Contact our toxic tort attorneys in Belmont by calling (601) 487-0555 to schedule a case evaluation.
Toxic torts are complicated cases that involve multiple areas of the law. This is one of the reasons why working with a lawyer who has the versatility and experience to take on this kind of challenge and produce a successful resolution to your case.
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