Steve’s practice is limited to representing people injured throughout Maryland and all fifty states. This includes individuals harmed by exposure to Welding Rod fumes. Exposure to Welding Rod fumes has been linked to neurological disorders including Parkinson’s disease, Parkinsonism, and Manganese Poisoning.

What Illnesses Result from Welding?

Welding Rods, electrodes and wire contain different substances including manganese, copper, lead, nitrogen-dioxide, ozone, and carbon monoxide that release toxic fumes during welding.

Inhalation of toxic Welding Rod fumes by welders and workers in other occupations, such as electrical workers, factory workers, glass manufacturers, iron workers, metal workers, miners, pipe fitters, plumbers, railroad workers, shipbuilders and steelworkers can have serious and sometimes deadly effects on your health. Internal Welding Rod manufacturer documents indicate that manufacturers had knowledge of the dangers of Welding Rod fumes as early as the 1930s. Welding Rod manufacturers have gone to great lengths to conceal this from workers.

Symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease, Parkinsonism, and Manganese Poisoning from Welding Rod exposure include hand, arm, or upper body tremors; shuffled walk or difficulties with balance while walking; muscle stiffness and soreness; fatigue and weakness; abnormal speech; sexual dysfunction; and loss of memory and disorientation.

Legal Help in Your Recovery

If you or a loved one has been exposed to Welding Rod fumes and has developed any of the above-mentioned symptoms or been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, Parkinsonism or Manganese Poisoning, contact us immediately!