Merrimack Water Contamination Lawsuit

Merrimack, New Hampshire’s water has been contaminated and isn’t safe. A toxic chemical, perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA, has been found in the water. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is responsible. The company has polluted water supplies throughout the district. And people are at risk of getting seriously sick.
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PFOA Water Contamination Lawsuit: Merrimack, New Hampshire

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is investigating the sources and consequences of PFOA water contamination in Merrimack, New Hampshire.  

This chemical makes people sick; it is dangerous. If you live or work in this vicinity, your water may be affected. 

For a free consultation and more information about your legal options, please contact us today.

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PFOA is a toxic chemical used in manufacturing. A synthetic acid and surfactant, PFOA is used in nonstick pots and pans, dental floss, floor wax and strippers, and treatments to make clothing and upholstery resistant to spills and stains. PFOA remains in the environment long after its disposal, continuing to cause harm.

Erin Brockovich, whose life was featured in a major motion picture, has long been a consumer advocate. Ms. Brockovich has teamed up with Weitz & Luxenberg, demanding that companies who created the pollution take responsibility for their actions.

Ms. Brockovich urges, “If your water has been contaminated, you should demand that the company responsible rid the water of the chemicals and compensate you for your injuries. Be part of the solution.”

Weitz & Luxenberg Wins Millions in Water Contamination Case

Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys advocate for communities across the United States who have suffered harm from the actions of big companies who pollute the environment. One such case, against powerful oil companies, settled for $423 million. Weitz & Luxenberg not only helped clients gain compensation, but also helped ensure cleanup and repair of the environmental damage that was done.

Robin Greenwald, Practice Group Chair of Weitz & Luxenberg’s Environmental Pollution team, says, “Be assured that our legal system can work for you. With the right representation you can receive the compensation you deserve.”

She adds, “We will not allow the parties responsible for contaminating your water to get away with their injurious actions. The Environmental Unit at Weitz & Luxenberg is staffed with attorneys who are familiar with litigating against large companies, have experience with water contamination cases, and will fight on your behalf to see that justice is done.”

Corporate Polluters Sued by Weitz & Luxenberg

Merrimack is not alone. Weitz & Luxenberg has already filed a water contamination class action lawsuit on behalf of residents of Hoosick Falls, New York.  Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International are the sources of the PFOA water contamination there.

W&L is suing these firms on behalf of the residents who are suffering from medical complications and loss of property value.  Our attorneys are fighting for the compensation our clients deserve for any pain and suffering they are going through and for medical monitoring in the future.

A similar situation is happening in Petersburgh, New York. Weitz & Luxenberg has already filed a water contamination class action lawsuit on behalf of sick residents against Taconic Plastics.

Weitz & Luxenberg Merrimack PFOA water contamination lawyers are ready to assist residents of Merrimack in exercising their legal options as well. Our firm has an experienced legal team dedicated to holding the responsible companies accountable for damage you suffered due to the contamination of your water supply. If you or a family member has been injured by unsafe environmental business practices, we would like to hear from you.

Saint-Gobain Exposed Communities to Toxic PFOA

Doug Alden of the New Hampshire Union Leader reported in March 2016 that samples from the Water District had PFOA levels that were between 17 and 90 parts per trillion.(1) More than a quarter of the wells tested by late June 2016 that are within 1.5 miles of the current Saint-Gobain plant had PFOA levels higher than the recommended federal standard.(2) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Provisional Health Advisory for PFOA is 70 parts per trillion.(3)

An October 2017 New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services report has revealed results from a first round of blood testing. The results indicate that Merrimack residents have been exposed to PFOA through their drinking water.(4) The report finds, “Customers on public water in Merrimack and Bedford, NH, have been exposed to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) at higher levels than the general U.S. population….”(5)

Waste from Chemfab was dumped in a landfill in Shaftsbury, Vermont.(6) The attorneys at Weitz & Luxenberg suspect that landfill is a high source of PFOA contamination.

We would feel privileged to assist you. For a free consultation and more information about your legal options, please contact us today.
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Merrimack PFOA Water Contamination Lawyers

“We have determined who should be held accountable,” says Erin Brockovich, “and Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys plan to take the necessary measures to seek full compensation for injuries suffered.”

Possible compensation may include:

  • Reimbursement for pain and suffering
  • Reimbursement for medical treatments and procedures
  • Reimbursement for lost wages

The attorneys at Weitz & Luxenberg are experienced, caring advocates who fight the legal battles on your behalf. As a knowledgeable, compassionate legal team, they plan to pursue a Merrimack PFOA water contamination lawsuit for you, your family members, your friends, and your neighbors to see that justice is done and that remedies are put into place. 

If you are a victim who has been made ill by your water, you are in need of our Merrimack PFOA water contamination lawyers. Contact W&L for a free consultation as soon as possible. Become a part of the Merrimack solution.

PFOA Exposure Tied to Cancer and Other Diseases

PFOA is a toxin and known carcinogen, according to the American Cancer Society. Individuals who ingest PFOA may face a greater risk of developing numerous types of cancer, including cancer of the:

  • Pancreas
  • Kidneys
  • Testicles
  • Mammary glands
  • Liver(7)

Long-term exposure to high levels of PFOA is associated with a number of illnesses. At a level of just 0.5 parts per trillion or more, PFOA may damage the thyroid gland, digestive tract, and reproductive systems, as well as raise a person’s cholesterol level.

PFOA can be especially harmful for infants and unborn children. PFOA-linked developmental issues include:

  • Low birth weight
  • Accelerated puberty
  • Skeletal variations(8)

PFOA-linked conditions in adults include:

  • Obesity(9)
  • Endocrine disruption(10)
  • Osteoporosis(11)
  • Osteoarthritis(12)
  • Ulcerative colitis(13)

These are the types of harms that may entitle you to compensation. You are not responsible for the harm being done to you. Holding the responsible company accountable is the fair thing to do.

“Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys work through the legal system on your behalf to assure you are justly compensated for injuries you have suffered. We will force responsible companies to clean up their mess and ensure that the water you drink is safe and free of PFOA,” says Ms. Greenwald.

Eligibility for Lawsuit in Merrimack, New Hampshire

You may be eligible to participate in a lawsuit, depending upon your particular circumstances. An evaluation of your situation depends upon a number of criteria such as:

  • Health conditions possibly related to PFOA contaminated water
  • Water source for residence
  • Results of testing of water
  • Number of people in household
  • If any household member was pregnant
  • Duration of time you lived or worked in Merrimack

After you consider these criteria, if you or a family member feel you have been harmed by PFOA contaminated water, contact Weitz & Luxenberg for a free consultation. 

Merrimack PFOA Water Contamination Lawsuit

Erin Brockovich stresses, “PFOA is poisonous. It seems one community after another has been threatened by environmental contamination. This is inexcusable and intolerable. People’s lives are at stake. We have a responsibility to the thousands of Merrimack residents to ensure their water is safe to drink and fix whatever damage has been done.”

Weitz & Luxenberg knows that the best way to accomplish this is with a lawsuit. A Merrimack PFOA water contamination lawsuit assists residents in attempting to claim monetary compensation for personal injury, depending on their personal circumstances.

Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys have proved successful as water contamination attorneys in other cases. We know how to use the court system to seek the relief you deserve. Please complete the form provided or phone us at (800) 476-6070.

Let Weitz & Luxenberg fight for you.

James Bilsborrow, a Weitz & Luxenberg attorney who works on many of our PFOA water contamination cases, insists, “PFOA-contaminated water makes people sick now, and who knows what the long term effects will be? Our clients deserve to know that they will get the compensation they deserve for this threat to their physical well-being.”

  1. Alden, D., New Hampshire Union Leader. (2016, March 19). Merrimack water: Families anxious over well contamination. Retrieved from
  2. New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. (2016, June 29). Southern New Hampshire PFOA Investigation: Public Meeting in Merrimack, NH. Retrieved from
  3. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016, November). Fact Sheet. PFOA & PFOS Drinking Water Health Advisories. Retrieved from
  4. New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. (2017, October 10). New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Releases Merrimack Village District PFC Blood Testing Assessment Findings. Retrieved from
  5. Ibid.
  6. Carson, D., (2016, August 3). Shaftsbury: Not fair to blame town for PFOA. Retrieved from,112521?
  7. American Cancer Society. (2016, January 5). Teflon and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA). Retrieved from
  8. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (n.d.). Ground Water and Drinking Water. Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS. Retrieved from
  9. Hu, X.C., et al. (2016, August 9). Detection of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in U.S. Drinking Water Linked to Industrial Sites, Military Fire Training Areas, and Wastewater Treatment Plants. Retrieved from
  10. Ibid.
  11. Khalil, N., et al. (2015, June 9). Association of Perfluoroalkyl Substances, Bone Mineral Density, and Osteoporosis in the U.S. Population in NHANES 2009-2010. Retrieved from
  12. Uhl, S.A., et al. (2013, April). Association of Osteoarthritis with Perfluorooctanoate and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate in NHANES 2003–2008. Retrieved from
  13. Steenland, K., et al. (2013, August). Ulcerative Colitis and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) in a Highly Exposed Population of Community Residents and Workers in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Retrieved from

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