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Water pollution is on the rise in the U.S. Even before the BP Oil Spill, the EPA’s National Water Quality Inventory found that more than 40% of rivers and 60% of lakes are overly polluted and cannot be used activities such as swimming, fishing, or drinking. Toxic substances can persist for generations, causing irreparable injury to the environment and human health.
At Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko, our Albany contaminated water litigation lawyers fight for individuals, municipalities, community associations, and other organizations’ right to clean water. Our team is experienced at litigating complex federal and state environmental claims related to contaminated property, groundwater, and drinking water supplies, including individuals who have suffered personal injury because of exposure to water pollutants such as PCBs.
Protecting Your Rights to Clean Water
If you have suffered injury or illness from pollution or exposure to water contaminants, you want an experienced Albany contaminated water litigation lawyer to help you get full and fair compensation for your losses, and who fully understands the federal and state environmental laws enacted to protect your property, health, and safety.
You also want an attorney who understands pollution insurance coverage for personal injury, property damage, and business loss claims. Whether you are a homeowner with a private well, farmer irrigating crops or feeding livestock, commercial fisherman, waterfront business owner, or public water user, our Albany litigation attorneys will help you to understand your legal rights, including those available under the following statutory and common law remedies:
- Clean Water Act (CWA)
- Superfund law (CERCLA)
- Oil Pollution Act
- Navigation Law
- Riparian Rights
- Private Nuisance
- Public Nuisance
- Medical Monitoring
PCB Contamination Claims
Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko is on the forefront of litigating PCB personal injury, property damage, and water supply contamination claims. These cases involve complex issues of liability, causation, and damages related to industrial PCB use, handling and disposal practices; fate and transport modeling; Aroclor analysis and testing methods; PCB congener toxicity; environmental and human health effects; medical monitoring; and remedial investigation and cleanup.
We have experience working with leading PCB experts and consultants in prosecuting claims against major U.S. companies, including the following representative cases:
- George et al. v. General Motors Corporation and Alcoa, Inc., N.D.N.Y., 05-CV-1482. Prosecuted and settled a mass toxic tort action against General Motors and Alcoa on behalf of hundreds of individuals claiming personal injuries caused by exposure to PCBs from eating contaminated fish in the St. Lawrence River.
- Village of Stillwater et al v. General Electric Company et al., N.D.N.Y., 09-cv-228. Presently prosecuting a lawsuit on behalf of several Hudson River communities against General Electric Company for the PCB contamination of their public water supplies.
Contact Our Office
Due to the complexity of environmental and toxic exposure cases, like water pollution, if you believe that you or your family have been injured by toxic contaminants, it is important to contact an experienced, knowledgeable Albany contaminated water litigation lawyer to protect your rights and ensure that you receive just compensation.