Suffering Due to Environmental Pollution? We Can Help File Your Claim
As industrialization spreads across the country, so does pollution. Industries have polluted the air and water for decades, and the effects are showing up now. Apart from the degradation of natural settings, there has also been a cost to human life. Toxins from industrial byproducts have entered air and water bodies, resulting in disease and even death among those living close to industrial hubs.
If you have been negatively impacted by an environmental hazard, reach out to our lawyers today to seek justice for your loss. The environmental claim lawyers at Pintas and Mullins can help gather evidence and craft a strong compelling case in your favor. Our legal team has experience with navigating complicated cases with thorough research, zealous investigation and expert testimony.
We proudly represent clients around the country, even travelling to them to provide our services. Our team has handled 10,000+ cases, with over 50 years of collective experience.
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How Do You Know You Have an Environmental Claim?
Industries are expected to comply with various federal and state laws that exist to protect the environment and citizens living in the vicinity. Examples include the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and state and federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
If an industry causes environmental pollution that causes harm to people and results in diseases, like lung disease or any type of cancer, it can be held liable for its negligence.
Approach our seasoned environmental lawyers to know if your case qualifies for compensation.
Types of Cases We Have Handled
The environmental claim team at Pintas and Mullins handles cases across the country. If there is a group of people impacted by a reckless company that puts profit over public health, we are there to hold it accountable.
Examples of recent environmental claim cases we are associated with include the following:
Benzene Pollution in Artesia, New Mexico:
A HollyFrontier Corp refinery has been polluting the air with benzene emissions in the town of Artesia, New Mexico. Benzene emissions have been known to cause cancer, including blood cancers like lymphoma and leukemia, and also cause harm immunity and creation of red blood cells.
Clearly, factories like this must be held responsible for their negligence.
Ethylene Oxide Pollution in Willowbrook, Illinois:
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The equipment sterilization company Sterigenics was polluting the town of Willowbrook, Illinois, with ethylene oxide (EtO), while knowing about its harmful side effects. EtO can severely damage DNA, and uncontrolled exposure can result in lymphoma, leukemia, stomach cancer, breast cancer, birth defects and miscarriages.
While Sterigenics plants across the country have been closed down by the government, the coronavirus crisis has seen some of them be pulled back into action. This will only lead to further pollution and negative health consequences.
Lead Water Poisoning in Flint, Michigan:
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In 2014, the drinking water source for the town of Flint, Michigan, was changed from Detroit Water and Sewerage to the polluted Flint River. Since anti-corrosive chemicals weren’t added to the river water, lead from the water pipes leached into the water.
City and state government officials did not inform the public about the risks of drinking this water, even though they knew that the water treatment processes were less than adequate.
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The carelessness of the government resulted in lead poisoning in the town’s population. Lead poisoning has been known to cause developmental difficulties, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, low fertility, psychosis and even death.
Floods and Dam Breach in Midland, Michigan
Sometimes, a natural disaster can be made worse by human negligence.
In mid-May, heavy rainfall caused the flooding of the Tittabawassee River in Midland and the Rifle River near Sterling. The Edenville dam was breached due to the extreme levels of rain, causing damage to hundreds, if not thousands, of homes and business. Many people in Midland, Edenville, and Sanford were displaced or injured by the flooding.
This disaster in the middle of a pandemic caused great pain and suffering to communities in Midland. People’s lives and livelihoods were severely impacted by the floods.
The Edenville dam owner had been repeatedly pulled up by the environmental and energy regulators for failing to improve dam safety, in order to reduce flood risk. But he did not take action, resulting in the Midland dam breach.
The Midland area is also home to several chemical manufacturing giants, and an additional concern has been that toxic chemical containment ponds at these manufacturing sites might mix with the flood waters and impact public health further. Runoffs from these companies have also created chemical sediments in the river which might enter homes and public areas. The flood has also set back the clock on clean-up project of sites near the Tittabawassee river being overseen by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
A 2006 study by the University of Michigan found that people who lived in the Midland and Saginaw areas for the years from 1960 to 1979 were likely to have higher levels of dioxin chemicals in their blood compared to people who lived elsewhere. This disaster might worsen environmental conditions in Midland even further.
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Military Base Groundwater Contamination by “Forever Chemicals”:
Groundwater in military bases around the country has been contaminated by a group of toxic man-made chemicals called PFAS found in firefighting foam. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are “forever chemicals” which persist in the environment and human body. They can change hormone levels, increase cholesterol, interfere with the immune system’s function, and increase the risk of cancers, like kidney cancer and many blood cancers.
Foam manufacturers like 3M and Dupont need to be held accountable for the harm they caused to the environment and our military.
How We Can Help You
We work with dedication to help build the best possible case for you. We offer guidance and support throughout the legal process. The legal team at Pintas and Mullins combines their legal knowledge with thorough investigation and expert evidence. Our team takes into account all factors and build out a fair compensation claim. We ensure that you get the justice you deserve for your pain and suffering
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When a company’s negligence public health and causes loss and suffering, it must be held accountable. You deserve the best for your environmental claim case.
We will review your case carefully and provide best possible guidance. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we will only collect litigation fees from any settlement that you may win in your case. You pay nothing to us out of pocket.
Contact the environmental claim lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today and request a free case review. Our team is available 24/7 to answer your calls at (800) 224-6226.