Legal Services

by | Jul 31, 2009 | Disability/Legal, RESOURCES | 6 comments

Legal ServicesOur list of attorneys, toxicologists, and other specialists who can assist you in a toxic tort, disability, or other type of legal case.

social security disability lawyers
Binder and Binder
“America’s Most Successful Social Security Disability Advocates”

MCS Legal Help –
Disability resources for MCS, CFS, FMS, and other forms of Environmental Illness, from a lawyer who suffers from Environmental Illness himself.

personal injury lawyers
Masry and Vititoe
One of California’s most successful and prestigious personal injury law firms—handled the famous Hinkley case profiled in the movie “Erin Brockovich”—handles Environmental Tort, Catastrophic Personal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other types of Class Action cases throughout the country. 800.561.5500

environmental lawyers
The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF)
CELDF was formed to provide free and affordable legal services to community-based groups and local governments working to protect their quality of life and the natural environment through building sustainable communities. Increasingly, that means teaming up with people and their municipal representatives to mount campaigns that challenge the legal clout of corporations to overrule decisions made by citizens for their communities. They provide fee for service, pro bono, and low cost legal services.

Masry and Vititoe
One of California’s most successful and prestigious personal injury law firms—handled the famous Hinkley case profiled in the movie “Erin Brockovich”—handles Environmental Tort, Catastrophic Personal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other types of Class Action cases throughout the country. 800.561.5500

toxicologists and other specialists
Lipsey and Associates
Provides expert witness services, onsite inspections / sampling for mold and chemical exposure, research of personal injuries from toxic exposure, training for professionals and government representatives, analysis of MSDS sheets and chemical labels / warnings, and review of federal and state regulations.

Raymond Singer, PhD
Board-certified forensic neuropsychologist, specializing in the effects of toxic substances on the brain and nervous system—services include The Neurotoxicity Screening Survey, Telephone Consultations, A Preliminary Opinion, A Comprehensive Neuropsychological and Neurotoxicological Assessment, A Product Neurotoxicity Report, and Expert Witness Services.


  • Earthwalker

    Earthwalker is the username that PT founder Julie Genser created for her online interactions so many years ago when first creating Planet Thrive.

    Julie's (Earthwalker's) life was derailed over twenty years ago when she had a very large organic mercury exposure after she naively used a mouth thermometer to measure the temperature of just-boiled milk while making her very first pizza at home. The mercury instantly expanded into a gas form and exploded out the back of the thermometer right into her face. Unaware that mercury was the third most neurotoxic element on Earth, Julie had no idea she had just received a very high dose of a poisonous substance.

    A series of subsequent toxic exposures over the next few years -- to smoke from two fires (including 9/11), toxic mold, lyme disease, and chemical injuries -- caused catastrophic damage to her health. While figuring out how to survive day-to-day, and often minute-to-minute, she created Planet Thrive to help others avoid some of the misdiagnoses and struggles she had experienced.

    She has clawed her way over many health mountains to get to where she is today. She is excited to bring the latest iteration of Planet Thrive to the chronic illness community.

    In 2019, Julie published her very first cookbook e-book called Low Lectin Lunches (+ Dinners, Too!) after discovering how a low lectin, gluten free diet was helping manage her chronic fascia/muscle pain.


  1. Pete Helfrich

    I need a good toxic tort lawyer ASAP. I have all medical & needed evidence to prove I was toxicated at 35 Clinton St. Apt. #10 in Plattsburgh, NY and that my ex-slumlord has slandered me out of any future affordable housing.

    I have been dying homeless in a tent thanks to Rich Landry’s tactics, PLEASE HELP!!

  2. earthwalker

    I’m sorry Pete but these are all the lawyers I know of right now. Hopefully someone reading this can contact you directly or leave a comment here with some additional recommendations. Have you contacted Masry and Vititoe? Maybe they can provide you with a list of toxic tort attorneys in your state…

  3. Erica

    Hmmm … no lawyers out there well versed in Lyme/disability yet? ~sigh~ I guess their hands are tied as long as the IDSA/CDC refuse to admit to the existence of Lyme beyond 30 days.

    I got denied SSDI last year. I had to go back to work or lose my house, but it’s really making all my Lyme symptoms worse. Flaring for several days monthly, and I can’t seem to make 40 hours because of the fatigue. I am just waiting to get fired. I don’t know how I will support myself if that happens.

    But I am starting Stephen’s protocol as soon as my herbs arrive. ~fingers crossed~ been battling this round since Feb ’09. I’m REALLY tired.

    Thanks for being here.

  4. sapora

    My long term disability carrier, The Hartford reviewed my medical records and made a decision that I could return to work despite my own Lyme Literate Doctors opinion that I could not work a consistent schedule or perform regular work activities. I need an ERISA attorney that will take my case on contingency.

  5. Sandra Lepley

    I need a civil rights lawyer that knows about MCS I file complaint civil rights they doing investigation they say uncharter waters but there waiting for hospital records which bill reads toxic As landlord hurt me becaus e I told him found another apt he spray excessive lawn spray and weed killer I ended up in hospital gravely ill and coughing up blood and garden dead .He knew had MCS Even police couldnt stop him because it called civil .He refuse to sign form to get new apt Home trying recover and had to have physical therpy for legs My HMO sent him hospital bill He took me to court to kick me out reason I file civil rights and hospital bill The judge denied me lawyer and kicked me in streets in ice and snow storm I went to motel civil rights told me keep my bills I am new on here I really need help

  6. Sandra Lepley

    As need to add insurance company doesnt want pay bill because they are saying I have a pre existing illness MCS Which I got 15 years ago from buying a home on landfill in Pa Which still trying recover lost home there

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