phillips & hunt Toxic torts, environmental contamination and cancer clusters
When local officials sought land for public housing, often the parcels selected were situated amid heavily industrialized sites.When chemicals were released into our soil and water, no one tested the cause and effect on people. When cancer causing agents cause clusters of cancer, the industry and even government agencies depending on their tax dollars deny causation. Environmental Contamination, often called toxic tort, is a wildly expanding area of injury litigation.
Our firm has met with top environmental advocates and scientists to learn about these catastrophic occurrences. Despite federal, state and municipal laws, chemicals and toxins are released into the environment every day- some legally, some illegally. Sometimes the toxins get into the groundwater. Other times, the pollution is in the air.
Every year, hundreds of communities across the U.S. find themselves in the same place as Waycross, Georgia does right now — worried and full of questions about cancer clusters and abnormal death rates.
top rated Attorney Diseases that have occurred as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals include:
- Lung disease
- Hodgkins disease
- Aplastic anemia
- Testicular cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Thyroid disease
- High cholesterol
- Ulcerative colitis
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension
- Other forms of cancer
- And More
phillips & hunt It can create a host of legal claims including:
- property damage,
- depreciation to home value
- soil damage or issues,
- property damage to vehicles,
- property damage to personal belongings, fences and pools,
- corrosion or corruption to HVAC and other home systems,
- lost profits to businesses,
- loss of income,
- damage to animals,
- medical bills,
- respiratory illnesses,
- worsening of asthma,
- and more.
We assist people with recovering compensation from corporations or industries whose pollution or byproducts caused their sicknesses and injuries, property losses or diminished value in residences.
We are looking at the following cases right now: