My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland
An outside concrete sealant with with printed NAPHTHA WARNINGS and HEALTH WARNINGS was used indoors in the basement of a large commercial building. It was inappropriately applied and the excess liquid pooled over an inch deep above the floor, covering an entire room.
People on the first floor came out of their studios into the hallway concerned, some got sick, I got sick, we were told not to worry about it and not to leave the building. They were sent photos of the product with the Naphtha warnings and Health Risks, before they would even come to the building. The Building employees came and identified the product and removed it from the premises, but did not clean the pools of chemicals, instead they put a fan on it and exasperated the toxicity levels in the building over the next 2 days. They did not evacuate the building. When asked if we should leave, they lied and told us that it wasn’t toxic. The chemical smell was almost unbearable, we were told it was orange scented paint.
Is this enough exposure to make a claim?
Does this short time frame of exposure warrant a claim?