If you’re a resident of Flint, Michigan or surrounding areas with Flint-supplied water, you know all too well the dangers of the contaminated water, the potential dangers to your health, and the frustration of trying to live from day to day.
Our first lead poisoning case was on behalf of children living where the soil was 28% lead. That was 1984. Since then, we have become nationally renowned for representing victims of precedent-setting environmental hazard cases.
Flint Residents: Get Your Questions Answered
You are invited to join us on March 3, 4, and 5 at these locations:
March 3, 2016, 6:30 p.m. Charity United Methodist Church
March 4, 2016, 6:30 p.m. New Jerusalem Full Gospel Church
March 5, 11:30 a.m. Living Word Ministries
March 5, 4:00 p.m. First Union Baptist Church
March 6 time and location to be announced, check back here
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The environmental and toxic tort attorneys of Williams Cuker Berezofsky have partnered with two law firms to represent individuals and families impacted by the Flint water crisis. Our firm is co-managing the client representation process with Flint-based law firms of Alan E. Kennedy and Kamilah Horne of Flint, MI, as well as our Philadelphia partner firm, the law office of Conrad J. Benedetto.
Contact us to learn your legal options. We’re available to answer your questions at 215-557-0099 or 856-667-0500 or tell us about your situation via this confidential inquiry form.
WCB attorneys won landmark toxic tort cases that resulted not only in significant financial recoveries for our clients, but have established important legal precedents that have benefited individuals and communities across the country.
One of our well-known and most successful environmental cases made the national and international news.
Toms River, New Jersey was a case of ours where we achieved a resolution that helped many families live their lives safely, provide for their medical care, receive ongoing monitoring of health they deserved and be awarded compensation. News reports lauded the town’s fight and our collaborative success.
Both, Toms River and Flint were suspected industrial pollution that had been going on for years. Both had local governments saying “it’s not that bad” but then, upon seeing the science we amassed and analyzed with experts, realized it was not only bad but had life-threatening effects.
The case facts are recounted in the Pulitzer prize-winning book “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” by Dan Fagin. We are honored to have served the residents of Toms River and continue to be in touch with families there to this day.
Five-Star Rating *****
“The families affected by contamination in Toms River, New Jersey were represented by the law firm of Williams Cuker Berezofsky against three major companies.
I five them a 5-star rating for many reasons. The most important was their commitment to doing what was best for the children and their families. Thorough, professional, caring and dedicated through the whole process, they continue to lend their support and interest in the well-being of our community long after the case settled. This again assures one of their integrity and motivation.”
– Linda Gillick, mother of Michael and Chair, CACCCC and member of TEACH
Since 1984, the firm has been committed to protecting personal, civil, consumer and worker rights. Led by Mark Cuker, Esther Berezofsky, Gerald Williams, our team of twelve attorneys are nationally renowned for representing victims of precedent-setting environmental hazard cases. The firm represents clients individually and in class actions and mass torts, regionally and across the country in federal and appellate and state Supreme Courts.
We have been recently honored by the New Jersey Environmental Council for excellence in Toms River Cancer Cluster and Paulsboro Train Derailment litigation. Super Lawyers honorees for the past 10 year, we serve clients nationwide and have offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Lead can have detrimental health effects on human body. With so much lead that has made its way to the homes of thousands of people in Flint, there is a legitimate fear that significant damage has been done. The Environmental Protection Agency limits the amount of lead in water to 15 micrograms per liter, which some toxicologist find too high. Lead can’t move from water into skin, so it’s safe to bathe in lead-contaminated water as long as you don’t drink it.
When lead is absorbed by human body, it tends to affect the frontal cortex of the brain, the area responsible for abstract thinking, planning, and attention, learning and memory. Lead is toxic, and in children, many of the effects can be permanent resulting in life-long disabilities.
Possible complications include:
The symptoms of lead poisoning may include:
Very high levels of lead may cause vomiting, staggering walk, muscle weakness, seizures, or coma. It is estimated that more than 3 million workers in the United States are at risk for toxic lead exposure.
WCB attorneys are investigating the Flint crisis and other environmental toxic tort issues and write blog posts sharing the information. Here are a few of the most recent toxic contamination posts:
Visit the complete Environmental Tort Law Blog
Call now at 215-557-0099 (PA) or 856-667-0500 (NJ) to speak with one of our environmental attorneys and learn your legal options and have your questions answered. If it’s after 5:30pm, fill out this confidential inquiry form and we’ll get back to you.
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