Our Chicago law firm’s class action and consumer rights lawyers predict that things are going to get worse before they get better in Flint, Mich., where multiple lawsuits have emerged in response to the city’s far-reaching water crisis.
It wasn’t even two years ago when the public first gained knowledge that residents of Flint, Mich., including somewhere between 6,000 and 12,000 children, were exposed to lead-contaminated drinking water. Some Flint residents also allege that the contaminated water sparked a Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak.
Local- and state-level investigations into the chain of events that precipitated this widespread public health crisis are ongoing — in addition to a Congressional Hearing.
Several lawsuits also have been initiated, most of which are class actions but at least one of which was filed by a family whose young daughter has tested positive for high lead levels, which can cause health and development problems.
If you or someone you love became sick after drinking contaminated water in Flint, Mich., it’s important to secure thorough information about your legal rights and options as this is developing into a complicated case involving myriad government bodies and elected officials, not to mention competing litigation.
Our Chicago class action and consumer rights attorneys would be happy to answer your questions and provide insight about your options or lawsuit prospects. To schedule your free class action or consumer rights case consultation, please contact Markoff Leinberger in Chicago online or call 1 (888) 517-9115 today.