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Trichloroethylene Exposure Lawyers in New York

Experienced toxic substances attorneys can assist if you or a loved one has faced TCE or PCE exposure. We handle environmental contamination and toxic chemical cases, and we are currently advocating for former Brookhaven National Laboratory workers exposed to these acknowledged carcinogens. Schedule a free consultation by phone or via our case evaluation form.

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Your Trusted Trichloroethylene Exposure Attorneys in NYC

Your Trusted Trichloroethylene Exposure Attorneys in NYC

Joseph Lanni, Esq., Jaehyun Oh, Esq., and Ilana Wolk, Esq., of the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm are leading the charge against TCE and PCE toxic exposure. Our law firm represents workers exposed to TCE or PCE at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and other contaminated sites.

Exposure may occur through inhalation, skin contact, ingestion of contaminated water, and vapor intrusion. Many have developed cancers due to this prolonged toxic exposure, as reported in a New York Times Brookhaven National Laboratory article from August 22, 2019.

We aggressively pursue legal action against manufacturers for distributing these toxic chemicals without proper precautions. We're also holding private companies like Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) and Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) responsible for their management of BNL.

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What Are TCE and PCE?

Trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE) are synthetic toxic chemicals with diverse industrial uses, including machinery cleaning, electronics, and dry cleaning. TCE may also be present in adhesives, spot removers, paints, and other consumer materials. Despite calls for bans in certain applications, TCE is still found in products like dry cleaning solvents.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have classified both TCE and PCE as human carcinogen, saying these chemicals pose serious adverse health effects. Improper use can lead to contaminated soil, air, and water.

According to the EPA, there's no safe level of exposure to these toxic chemicals, necessitating strict protective measures in occupational or research settings to minimize health hazards. The New York State Department of Health has also set forth specific guidelines for exposure.

Symptoms and Adverse Health Effects of TCE and PCE


The CDC recognizes exposure to either TCE or PCE as a serious health risk. These chemicals have been linked to various severe health problems:

  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney failure
  • Bladder cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Heart defects
  • Leukemia
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Birth defects
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Conditions that affect the central nervous system
  • Other serious illnesses

While short-term exposure may cause symptoms like dizziness and headaches, long-term exposure significantly raises the risk of developing these life-threatening medical conditions. Our TCE lawsuit focuses on addressing these critical illnesses associated with exposure.

Routes of Exposure: How TCE and PCE Can Harm Your Body

PCE and TCE contamination results from improper industrial waste management and inadequate worker safety precautions. Exposure occurs through inhalation of toxic fumes, ingestion, and skin contact. These volatile organic compounds quickly vaporize, necessitating protective gear like respirators and gloves when handling them. Contamination can also affect those living or working near mismanaged sites.

One concerning aspect is groundwater contamination, which leads to exposure through drinking, washing with, and inhaling steam from tainted water. Vapor intrusion can introduce TCE into buildings through soil and groundwater, while exposure may also occur by inhaling dust from contaminated soil due to activities like walking or playing sports.

Both TCE and PCE rapidly metabolize upon entering the bloodstream, producing toxic byproducts that can lead to severe medical conditions.

Free Consultation for a TCE and PCE Lawsuit

If you or a loved one suffered TCE or PCE exposure at work or at home and were diagnosed with a related severe illness, contact the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm. We aim to secure rightful compensation for victims of dangerous chemical exposure. Schedule a free case review by filling out a simple form or calling us.

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TCE and PCE Brands

TCE and PCE have been sold under a wide variety of different brands over the years.

The following products contain TCE:

  • Anamenth
  • Blacosolv / Blancosolv
  • Tri / Tri-Plus / Triasol
  • Triclene / TRI-Clene / Trike
  • Cecolene / Circosolv
  • Dow-Tri
  • Dukeron
  • Vestrol / Vitral / Westerosol
  • Zep / Zep Power Solv II
  • Fleck-Flip / Flock FLIP
  • Perm-A-Chlor / Petzinol
  • Zep AeroSolve II

The following products contain PCE:

  • Antisol / Antisol 1
  • Didakene
  • Dilatin PT
  • Dow-Per
  • Perc / Perk
  • Perclene / Perclene D
  • Percosolv / Percosolve / Perklone
  • Tetlen
  • Tetralex / Tetravec / Tetropil

Industries Using TCE and PCE

Industries Using TCE and PCE

TCE and PCE were and, in some cases, still are primarily used in heavy industries and manufacturing as a degreaser and industrial solvent.

People who work in the following industries may be at risk of exposure to TCE or PCE:

Chemical Manufacturing

  • Adhesive manufacturing
  • Cement manufacturing
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Hazardous waste disposal
  • Industrial gas manufacturing
  • Paint manufacturing
  • Plastics manufacturing
  • Petroleum refining
  • Synthetic rubber manufacturing

Heavy Industries

  • Aircraft manufacturing and repair
  • Automobile manufacturing and repair
  • Machine shop operating
  • Machine tool manufacturer
  • Metal electroplating or polishing
  • Metallurgy
  • Pump manufacturing
  • Shipbuilding and repair

Electronics, Computers & Telecommunications

  • Computer and electronic manufacturing
  • Dental equipment manufacturing
  • Dry cleaning
  • Medical device manufacturing
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Weapons and munitions manufacturing

Other workers may be affected by TCE and PCE. For example, since paint removers and wood finishes may contain TCE, someone who renovates houses could frequently be exposed to these chemicals. Or suppose that toxic chemicals were sprayed in a workshop that shares a ventilation shaft with an office. Individuals working in the office may also suffer from occupational exposure.

Discover How Our Trichloroethylene Lawsuit Attorneys Can Champion Your Rights

At the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm, we are committed to protecting your rights and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve if you've been exposed to harmful substances. Our experienced trichloroethylene legal team is here to champion your cause, whether you've been affected in the workplace, by hazardous products, or in your own home.

Workplace Protection

Your well-being is paramount. We'll passionately advocate for your right to a safe work environment, seeking compensation if you've suffered due to TCE or PCE exposure at work. You deserve recognition and resolution for your pain, suffering, and financial strain.

Product Safety

Manufacturers and distributors have a responsibility to deliver safe products with clear usage instructions and warnings. If you've fallen ill due to TCE or PCE exposure from a product lacking these safeguards, our legal team will tirelessly pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Home Protection

Your home should be a sanctuary that provides you with safe drinking water and healthy indoor and outdoor air. If a business owner's negligence results in TCE or PCE contamination in your home or on your property, we'll guide you in pursuing a claim against the responsible party, aiming to restore your peace of mind and well-being.


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I cannot rate the firm any higher! we are extremely happy with the service we received from Brad, Chris and the team. We are northern Irish citizens and as such had no experience of the US justice system, Chris and Brad helped us navigate this and made sure we understood every step of the process and we were kept informed of what would happen with the case.

We also felt that Brad and Chris had a genuine interest in our story, what the implications for us as a family were and they were genuinely invested in how they could help our situation.

We were reassured by the manor in which Chris and Brad dealt with us and trusted that the advice we were given was always well balanced and in our best interests. We were extremely happy with the outcome the firm achieved for us and feel that we only got this outcome due to the hard work of Chris and Brad. I would not hesitate to recommend the firm to anyone who is considering a case and wants to feel as though they are really valued as a client.

Many thanks to the firm for all of their hard work on our behalf it truly is appreciated.

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Let’s go to the beginning when I realize that I was going to need legal assistance because I was shocked that I was actually injured I called my fiancé and told her that I was going to need a lawyer, so she googled the top 5  personal injury law firms in NY and The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm came up. One of the representatives from the firm took the time to come personally to my home to see me, that immediately showed me that I was going to be able to make it through my pain and suffering they understood what I was going through and with patience, persistence, and diligence they were able to get the best results possible in settling my case. I highly recommend the Jacob Fuchsberg Law firm when the unexpected happens you will not be dissatisfied with the kind, courteous and professionalism that you would expect from a law firm.

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Very satisfied with the representation I was given from this law firm.  I would recommend Fuchsberg to anyone with a unique situation such as mine. My attorney went above and beyond to ensure everything was done thoroughly and in a timely manner! Everything about this firm exceeded my expectations! Very special thank you to Chris,  Allison, and Brad!

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Contact Jason D. Fuchsberg Law Firm to Get on with Your Trichloroethylene Exposure Claim

Turn to the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm, your skilled New York trichloroethylene lawsuit attorneys, to discuss your legal options, protect your rights, and pursue the compensation you deserve. Don't delay — contact us today for a free consultation to take the first step toward justice and recovery.

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Contact Jason D. Fuchsberg Law Firm to Get on with Your Trichloroethylene Exposure Claim

Turn to the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm, your skilled New York trichloroethylene lawsuit attorneys, to discuss your legal options, protect your rights, and pursue the compensation you deserve. Don't delay — contact us today for a free consultation to take the first step toward justice and recovery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What compensation can I expect in a successful TCE exposure lawsuit?

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The compensation you can expect in a successful TCE lawsuit in New York City depends on factors such as the severity of your health issues, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. For personalized advice, consult with a lawyer to discuss your legal needs and options.

Can I file a TCE lawsuit if I have a preexisting condition aggravated by exposure?

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Yes, you can still file a TCE lawsuit in New York if exposure to TCE worsens a preexisting condition. A knowledgeable attorney can assess the details of your case and recommend whether to pursue compensation based on the specific circumstances.

What is the statute of limitations for TCE lawsuits in New York?

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The statute of limitations for TCE lawsuits in New York depends on the specific circumstances and the type of claim you're pursuing. For example, product liability and personal injury lawsuits generally have a time limit of three years after the diagnosis, though exceptions apply. An attorney can provide guidance based on your situation.