Category Archives: Toxic Torts
Did Flame Retardant Materials Give Firefighters Cancer?
Former employees of Florida State have joined a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturers of flame-retardant chemicals that they claim cause cancer. The lawsuit states that the area around the Florida State Fire College showed elevated levels of these chemicals in topsoil, three wells, groundwater, and the air in areas immediately surrounding the campus. According… Read More »
Natural Gas Explosion Levels Pennsylvania Home
The wife of a Pennsylvania utility worker has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Honeywell International among other defendants. A Pennsylvania homeowner reported an odd smell coming from his home and sought the aid of the gas company to come and look at it. What resulted was a tragedy that not only cost a… Read More »
Monsanto Targeted in Glyphosate Lawsuit
A federal judge is currently deciding on what evidence to allow in an ongoing product liability lawsuit against Monsanto concerning their Roundup weed killer. The main ingredient, glyphosate, is used in weed killers all over the world. For years, it was believed to be relatively safe, but new studies have shown that there may… Read More »
Is A Private Company To Blame For High Rate Of Brain Cancer?
When the children of the Acreage in Florida, just outside of West Palm Beach, began getting ill from a confounding set of symptoms, parents weren’t sure what was happening. Their children suddenly began experiencing frequent headaches and a loss of energy. Nausea and vertigo were common. In some instances, their behavior became aberrant and… Read More »
Toxic Tort Litigation in Florida
Environmental activism has been a major part of recent political platforms, news stories, and even legal issues in recent years. The United States had its first wave of toxic tort litigation in the 1970s when researchers learned of the negative effects of asbestos, leading to mesothelioma. Since then, concerns about chemicals from factories, groundwater… Read More »