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Environmental and Toxic Torts

Protecting the Environment and Victims of Environmental Harm Nationwide

The discharge of toxic chemicals, dangerous pesticides, and hazardous materials into the environment can have a devastating effect on the health, livelihood, and property values of those in the surrounding areas. Axler Goldich is committed to protecting the environment and individuals and entities that have been harmed by environmental pollution.

Environmental pollution may occur over an extended period of time, such as the slow leakage of industrial pollutants into groundwater supplies used by communities for drinking water, or swiftly and catastrophically from oil spills, or disasters at coal plants, refineries, and other industrial facilities. Unfortunately, those affected by a toxic exposure may be unaware of the problem until a significant financial or health event has occurred.

Companies that neglect to address the issue need to be held accountable. At Axler Goldich, we possess the experience to thoroughly investigate environmental cases and hold the defendants accountable. We routinely prosecute cases against many of the world’s most powerful corporations to obtain compensation for families and property owners harmed by toxic environmental exposures.

Illnesses from Chemicals

When an individual or group of people is exposed to environmental or toxic chemicals, there is the potential for widespread and very serious consequences. Corporations that dump chemical waste into local water supplies can cause many in a community to develop debilitating and sometimes life-threatening illnesses. If corporations conceal business practices that jeopardize the health of our environment or residents – they should bear the cost.

At Axler Goldich, we help those injured by environmental and toxic exposure. We work diligently to help our clients hold companies accountable.

Water Contamination in Pennsylvania and Nationwide

Improper waste disposal and lead pipe contamination have been front and center in the news given the catastrophe in Flint, Michigan. Similar instances of water contamination have been reported throughout Pennsylvania and in Philadelphia.

Harmful Toxins and Illnesses

There are a host of harmful toxins in our environment, our workplaces, and our homes. Some of the most harmful toxins include mercury, asbestos, benzene, beryllium, manganese, pesticides, silica, and chromium oxide. Long-term exposure to these elements and products can result in many illnesses such as aplastic anemia, Hodgkins disease, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, sarcoidosis, and various lung diseases.

You have a right to be informed of possible exposure to toxic chemicals. When injury, illness, or death result from exposure to toxins, those responsible for their manufacture and distribution should be held liable.

Legal Options for Those Affected by Environmental Harm and Exposure to Toxic Substances

Our team can successfully handle complex environmental litigation both at the state and federal level and will fight corporate greed to protect the environment and obtain compensation for those who are harmed by environmental pollution.

Most recently, Axler Goldich has been representing named plaintiffs who have brought claims under the Clean Air Act (“CAA”), the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (“RCRA”), and state law due to years of pollution by a coal-fired power plant operated by Defendants in Louisville, Kentucky, which has subjected surrounding neighborhoods to repeated coal ash deposition and noxious odors related to the storage of coal ash on the site.

If you or someone you know has suffered property loss, economic injury, personal injury, illness, or death as a result of exposure to toxic substances, you may be entitled to compensation. Our experienced and knowledgeable lawyers will review the details of your case and determine the best legal strategy available.

Call us at 866-207-2920, or contact us online to schedule a consultation today. Our offices are located in Center City Philadelphia, and we serve clients nationwide.