Upstate NY Water Contamination
Faraci Lange, Williams Cuker Berezofsky, and Chaffin Luhana are currently investigating bringing a lawsuit against the companies believed to be responsible for the cancers and other serious illnesses caused by the PFOA water contamination in Upstate NY towns, such as Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh.
Hoosick Falls PFOA Water Contamination
Faraci Lange, Williams Cuker Berezofsky, and Chaffin Luhana are working together to investigate bringing a lawsuit against one or more companies believed to be responsible for certain cancers and other serious illnesses caused by the Hoosick Falls water contamination, where residents have unknowingly been drinking water contaminated with PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid).
Hoosick is a town in central Upstate New York, with over 6,500 residents. Most adversely affected by the water contamination have been residents of the Hoosick Falls section of town, where more than half of the population lives. The potential lawsuit would seek compensation for the residents in the area that may have been harmed by the Hoosick Falls water contamination.
PFOA is a manmade chemical used to make non-stick and other household and commercial products that are heat-resistant and repel grease and water. Under a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency, major PFOA makers began phasing out its use in 2006.
PFOA exposure has been linked to increased health effects, including testicular cancer, kidney cancer, thyroid disease, bone density reduction, osteoporosis, high cholesterol, ulcerative colitis and pregnancy-induced hypertension.
Hoosick Falls Water Contamination Lawsuit
A PFOA water contamination lawsuit will likely include demands for ongoing medical monitoring of Hoosick residents in addition to compensation for nuisance, diminution in the value of their real property and, for those sickened, the costs of medical treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Faraci Lange, Williams Cuker Berezofsky, and Chaffin Luhana attorneys have fought some of the world’s largest corporations to obtain the most compensation possible for innocent victims of toxic contamination and corporate irresponsibility. Our acclaimed trial attorneys, qualified staff of nurses and paralegals, as well as our extensive experience in these types of cases make us uniquely suited to successfully take on the most complex toxic exposure cases.