Environmental Hazards

People who were diagnosed with cancer or other serious illnesses after being exposed to asbestos or other environmental hazards may be able to take legal action. While these cases are usually handled on an individual basis – not as class action lawsuits – they can still provide people the chance to recover compensation for medical bills related to their diagnoses. (You can learn more about the differences between class action and individual lawsuits here.)

If you or a loved one has been exposed to an environmental hazard at home, school or in the workplace, get in touch with us today and tell us your story.

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Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating healthcare facilities across the country to ensure they have the proper policies, equipment and procedures in place to ensure equal access for mobility-disabled, deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

A law has passed in New York that gives those who were sexually abused as minors one year to file lawsuits for the harm they suffered regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred.

The NCAA is facing a number of lawsuits that allege it didn’t take the proper steps to protect college athletes from the risk of “later-in-life” degenerative brain disease.

A handful of class action lawsuits have been filed against the owners and operators of the dams alleging that the May 2020 breach was entirely preventable. Now, Michigan residents are suing, claiming that the companies are responsible for the damage done to their properties and livelihoods as a result of the dams’ failure.

Attorneys have reason to suspect that certain feminine wipes may contain chemicals known as “PFAS.” They are now looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of consumers who purchased the wipes in question.

Lawsuits are being filed alleging AFFF manufacturers knowingly sold toxic firefighting foam and should be responsible for the harm firefighters suffered as a result.

Scientific studies have found that hair straighteners and relaxers have been linked to cancer and negative reproductive effects, and it’s possible that the makers of these products knew about and failed to warn consumers of the health risks. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now investigating whether lawsuits can be filed on behalf of users who were diagnosed with cancer or other health problems.

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DuPont, 3M and other companies that made firefighting foams used in military base training exercises are being sued over claims that, knowing their products contained PFAS chemicals that could contaminate local groundwater and cause serious health effects, they failed to take the steps necessary to protect the public.

Attorneys are looking into whether certain Native products contain toxic “forever” chemicals known as PFAS despite claims that they’re made with “naturally derived” and “simple” ingredients.

Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak to anyone who was exposed to the pesticide paraquat dichloride at work or in their community and was later diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Attorneys have reason to believe that certain cookware advertised as “PFOA free” does, in fact, contain the toxic chemical PFOA. Now, they’re looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed.

Lawsuits have been filed alleging that the popular herbicide Roundup can cause cancer – and that the manufacturer didn't do enough to warn people about the risk. In light of these allegations, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are speaking with farm and agricultural workers who used Roundup.

Silicosis is a type of lung disease that’s caused by breathing in small bits of silica, which can also be referred to as quartz dust. It’s a disease typically seen in miners, but has become increasingly common in those who work with countertops made of quartz, also referred to as “engineered” or “artificial” stone.

Attorneys are investigating whether lawsuits can be filed on behalf of people injured at a Sky Zone indoor trampoline park to recover compensation for medical bills and other damages.

Attorneys have reason to believe Tom’s of Maine’s Natural Wicked Fresh! Mouthwash contains toxic PFAS chemicals and are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of consumers.

Attorneys are investigating whether the NCAA put female lacrosse players in harm’s way by not requiring them to wear protective helmets, which are mandatory in the men’s game.