Toxic Chemical Litigation

Propyl BromideSimmons Smith Mercier & Harris, represents people who have been improperly exposed to toxic chemicals, such as propyl bromide. We have a dedicated team of attorneys, paralegals and industry specialists who have extensive experience in determining the type and amount of exposure to 1-bromopropane and other chemicals, the harmful results of exposure, and the ability to prove the medical causation between the improper exposure and the resulting physical damage.

Contact our lawyers to schedule a consultation. Our goal is to seek full and fair compensation for your injuries.

Jackson Propyl Bromide Litigation

Our team has a reputation for success in recovering compensation for damage caused by overexposure to toxic chemicals. For example, we recently recovered a $9.9 million verdict against parties that had exposed our clients to propyl bromide. Propyl bromide, also known as 1-bromopropane or n-propyl bromide, is a chemical that has been used extensively in the furniture industry as a spray adhesive and in the industrial cleaning industry as a degreasing solvent and metal cleaner.

Some trade names of the products that contain 1-bromopropane and are used as degreasers for industrial cleaning, and may be in adhesives used in furniture manufacturing, are as follows:

  • Hypersolve
  • ABZOL
  • Lenium
  • Contact Cleaner - NPB Heavy Duty
  • No Flash Nu Electro Cleaner
  • Heavy Duty Degreaser II
  • 1640 Bulk
  • Whisper Spray (Imperial Adhesive)
  • Fire retardant Soft Seam 640 (Mid South Adhesive)

When improperly used, propyl bromide can cause serious physical damage to the central nervous system and the reproductive system. Further, 1-bromopropane has been shown to cause extensive skin and/or eye irritation, and multi-organ damage, including liver and kidney damage. It can enter the body if swallowed or if it comes into contact with the skin, and also if the vapor is breathed in. If the hands are contaminated, it can be swallowed following hand to mouth contact.

If you or someone you know has been exposed to 1-bromopropane (or sometimes referred to as simply bromopropane or propyl bromide), or another toxic chemical, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Headaches/dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Feeling of being drunk/high
  • Numbness
  • Tingling or loss of sensation in extremities
  • Memory loss
  • Laryngitis
  • Peeling skin
  • Unable to walk/ataxic gait
  • Perineal numbness/vaginal numbness

You do not have to suffer in silence — we are here to help.

Contact Our Toxic Tort Law Firm

We utilize a team of experts including toxicologists, neurologists and industrial hygienists to assist in the investigation and prosecution of claims against companies that have exposed individuals to a variety of toxic chemicals without adequate ventilation and/or skin, eye or respiratory protection.

If you have been exposed to a toxic chemical, or if you have suffered an injury or suspect you may have been injured or damaged as a result of improper exposure to a toxic chemical, you should contact our attorneys immediately about your toxic chemical litigation. Failure to act could result in further damage, and the loss of your legal right to be compensated for your injury.