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Environmental Torts

Have you or a loved one suffered a personal injury or even death due to toxic substances in the environment?

Environmental hazards can result in personal injury, permanent damage to one’s health, or even a wrongful death. These environmental hazards can arise from toxic substances in the environment, the workplace, or even government-owned housing. Examples are water contamination, environmental pollution, and harmful chemicals in consumer products. These cases commonly involve complex scientific and medical issues requiring expert testimony. 

Other examples of environmental hazards are:

  • Lead poisoning / carcinogens in drinking water;
  • Gas leaks;
  • Carcinogens being present in environment, such as inorganic arsenic or benzene;
  • The careless use of pesticides.

These environmental hazards are a result of a company or government-contractor’s negligence towards keeping the environment healthy. Many Environmental Tort cases arise from military and government contractor activity, and from environmental regulatory action. These cases are often brought by plaintiffs alleging injuries caused by air, surface, water, or groundwater contamination, or by direct contact with hazardous substances.

An example of a rising Environmental Tort claim is the groundwater contamination at the military base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. If you or a loved one served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, North Carolina between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, and are suffering or have suffered from certain types of leukemias, cancers, and lymphomas you may be eligible for compensation. 

If you or a loved one has suffered any negative repercussions because of someone’s negligence to properly maintain the environment of their business and/or housing, then we want to hear your story and fight for you.

Please contact us today to schedule a consultation with attorneys at our firm to discuss your potential claim.