Protecting Your Rights: Water Contamination Lawyers
Chemicals in the groundwater and substances or objects dumped in oceans, lakes and rivers are all examples of how natural resources are abused, and how the environment can become a place of exposure for people. The Clean Water Act is the primary federal law in the United States to restore and maintain the integrity of waterways, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulatory powers to manage natural resources, but still in many places water pollution persists with a wide variety of chemicals putting people at risk.
Water contamination litigation
Many chemicals are incredibly toxic to our health and are far too common in our communities.
In some cases a group of people, such as employees or neighbors, are exposed to a toxic substance together, which can result in a class action lawsuit. We have experienced toxic tort attorneys who have handled a variety of toxic tort cases, including class action lawsuits for their clients.
An example of a water contamination case is our fight for residents with cancer living near a metal processing plant in Union, Illinois, where evidence shows they had been contaminating groundwater with a multitude of carcinogens for decades. Furthermore, this contamination occurred only feet from a school for 6th to 12th graders.
Environmental attorneys and toxic tort attorneys
The water contamination attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin know the damage in these situations can also include missed work and loss of income, medical bills for treatment and more. The attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin know how to navigate these complex cases and bring justice to victims, and sometimes settle these cases without going to trial.
With headquarters in Chicago, Romanucci & Blandin approaches a water contamination action as a way to provide monetary compensation and hold a culpable person or institution financially accountable and responsible for the economic, physical and emotional damages that have occurred.
Our law firm has a team of attorneys and staff who have years of experience with environmental litigation. Our team includes partners who guide the process and share their deep knowledge of these types of lawsuits. Each client and each situation is different, and your claim is treated with great care and respect as the team investigates what happened and determines the best path to justice for you.
At Romanucci & Blandin, our water contamination attorneys research the most up-to-date regulatory changes and environmental laws and hire trained and experienced environmental experts to work as expert witnesses and consultants on your cases. We will evaluate your injury and claim and research the relevant statute of limitations applicable to your case. Whether it is to review medical bills and resource laws or know state agencies and governmental agencies and how they operate, we work to locate and utilize the best expert witnesses across the country who are experienced in all the relevant state laws.
Free Consultation on your case with Chicago-based water contamination lawyers
The water contamination attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin have proven success in these types of cases. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or wrongful death, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-458-1000 or click here for a free evaluation of your case. There is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries at the end of the case.
Disclaimer: The content found on this page is not legal assistance and contacting the environmental and toxic tort lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin’s law office for a free consultation regarding personal injury cases and water contamination claims does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.
Mass Tort & Class Actions
In the News
- 'I was slowly poisoned:' The CBS 2 Investigators dig into a growing number of cancer cases in a suburban villageCBS 2 Chicago, October 18, 2022
- Editorial: Lessons from the Sterigenics case. Why allow harmful emissions so close to homes and schools?Chicago Tribune, September 27, 2022
- WGN Radio, May 2, 2022
- CBS 2 Chicago, April 29, 2022
- Romanucci & Blandin Blog, July 30, 2021
- October 24, 2023
Dave Savini and the CBS Chicago investigative team continues their coverage of this negligence and environmental tragedy in this small town.