Category Archives: Environmental Injury
IN THE NEWS – TWO CORPORATIONS PUNISHED FOR FAILURE TO WARN
In just the past two weeks, two corporations were ordered to pay big settlements to former employees for failing to warn them of dangerous exposure to asbestos at the worksite. Both former employees, one in Nevada, the other in Washington State, are now victims of mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lining surrounding internal… Read More »
IN THE NEWS: FRANKLIN, INDIANA CONTINUES TO FACE TOXIC WASTE PROBLEM
The 2019 calendar year began with news about environmental pollution in Franklin, Indiana, and now, towards year-end, a second source of toxins has been found there. State officials are referring to the source of contamination as a “plume”, a flow of cancer-causing chemicals underneath Franklin. This plume is less than a quarter mile from… Read More »
ERIN BROCKOVICH VISIT BRINGS POLLUTION TO TOP-OF-MIND
“I hope we wake up to the things we’re doing,” said environmental advocate Erin Brockovich, upon arriving in Indianapolis earlier this month to speak at the Indiana Convention for Women. Interesting – right here in Franklin, Indiana, testing has confirmed the presence of cancer-causing chemicals hundreds of times higher than the “safe limits” set… Read More »
FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT FOR THE ENVIRONMENTALLY INJURED
A terrifying new discovery has been made in Johnson County, Indiana. The very systems approved by state regulators to treat contaminated sites appear to be pumping toxic chemicals straight into the air. Environmental engineers from Mundell & Associates believe the very pumping systems installed to treat metal sludge and solvents contaminating the groundwater are… Read More »
IS IT WORTH FILING FOR MESOTHELIOMA COMPENSATION? YES!
“For years, asbestos companies knowingly allowed countless employees to work closely with asbestos products and face health risks from exposure. Thousands of people are diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases every year as a result of such negligence,” the Mesothelioma Asbestos Awareness Center informs readers. Mesothelioma victims and others facing asbestos-caused illnesses have… Read More »
IS THE SOURCE OF YOUR HEALTH PROBLEMS THE WATER SUPPLY?
If you suspect the health of your family has suffered damage after being exposed to toxic substances in the environment, you may just be right. In particular, Indiana residents who rely on wells for water have reason to be concerned. Major amendments made to the Clean Air Act in 1970 forced power plants to… Read More »
WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS CAN HURT YOUR CHILD
According to a recent CBS news report, children age 6 and under whose blood was tested for lead using the Magellan LeadCare Testing Systems may not have received accurate results; pregnant and nursing moms who received the test may also need to be retested, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Lead is a… Read More »
HARMED BY ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS? THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW – THERE IS!
“There oughta be a law” when millions of people suffer accidental poisoning every year in the United States. Well, there is such a law, known as CERCLA or Superfund. Under this law, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the power to assess liability for cleanup of hazardous substances at any site. Insurance companies know… Read More »
CHILDREN AT EXTRA RISK FROM EXPOSURE TO ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS
“Since 2010, 42 children in Johnson County have been diagnosed with cancer, far higher than the national average. Ours were two of those children, and cancer took one of their lives,” Stacia Davidson and Kari Rhinehart share in last month’s Indianapolis Star. The two moms have formed a grass roots campaign to identify the… Read More »