Lead-Sheathed Cables Lawsuit: Exposed Utility Lineworkers Taking Action  

Last Updated on February 6, 2024

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Anyone who worked for a utility company as a lineworker and was exposed to lead-sheathed telecommunications cables on the job.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether class action lawsuits can be filed amid reports that telecom giants including AT&T and Verizon have left behind a “sprawling network” of lead-sheathed cables that spans the United States and has reportedly put those working directly near the lines in harm’s way.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A successful lawsuit could establish a medical surveillance program funded by AT&T and Verizon. This would allow for free screenings and tests to help workers monitor the extent and effect of their lead exposure.
What Are Symptoms of Lead Poisoning?
High blood pressure; abdominal pain; gastrointestinal issues; coordination, concentration or memory problems; fatigue; trouble sleeping; muscle weakness or pain; headache; fertility problems; numbness and tingling in the extremities; metallic taste in the mouth; mood disorders; and bluish-black gums, among many others.