Baltimore Environmental Torts Attorneys
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy has always been an agent for social justice and this includes our work in environmental cases. Our firm has brought forward some of the most important environmental cases in the country, to include the Flint, Michigan class action suit.
Environmental tort cases can involve air or water contamination, exposure to lead paint or other toxins, as well as other environmental issues. Often, when contaminant levels are high in areas where people frequent, they can have dangerous effects. This can be from one large accident, such as a chemical spill, or long-term undetected exposure, as was the case with asbestos.
There are many different parties that can be responsible for environmental hazards, including corporations, government entities, or private companies. As a society, we must hold these parties accountable to protect the innocent and prevent such atrocities in the future.
Environmental Tort Substances
Tort claims can come from a variety of different environmental factors, including:
- Tainted drinking water
- Asbestos use
- Airborne pollutants
- Chemical or biological accidents
- Oil spills
While not a comprehensive list of possible claims, these are some of the most common environmental tort lawsuits in the country. If any of these situations has negatively affected you or your family, it is important to know your rights.
There are often accidents or slow toxic releases that many times no one will want to take responsibility for. It is our duty as a respected law firm to ensure that these entities pay for the damages they’ve done to victims’ lives and to the community in which we live.
Constellation Power Generation
From 2006-2007, dozens of drinking water wells near Baltimore tested positive for contamination of arsenic, lead, and aluminum, as well as other toxins. After researching the case, scientists found the toxins resulted from a nearby coal ash disposal site. Murphy, Falcon & Murphy then proceeded to file a class action lawsuit against Constellation Power Generation on behalf of the town’s residents.
After months of litigation, the firm obtained a $54 million settlement for the residents of the community for damages and loss of home value. The settlement helped ensure the responsible party, Constellation Power, paid for burden of loss. This landmark case was one of the largest in Maryland history.
What to Do If You’ve Suffered from Environmental Pollutants
If you or a family member has suffered due to negligent environmental pollution, call our firm today for a free consultation. We can help you evaluate your situation and help determine if there is a case for possible litigation.
Some environmental pollutants can cause a lifetime of side effects that require medical attention, result in lost income, or create a long-term loss in assets. If you find yourself in this situation, Murphy, Falcon & Murphy can help. Our firm has the resources available to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your case. We can help your community seek justice after corporations have created environmental damages that led to suffering.