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Environmental “pollution is the introduction of harmful materials into the environment.” Examples of environmental pollution include: (1)
Environmental pollution laws are enforced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and similar state-level agencies. Here are a few: (2)
At Weitz & Luxenberg, we believe everyone is entitled to safe air, land, and water. Our attorneys go whenever and wherever communities are struggling. The effect of environmental pollution is enormous on the daily life and long-term health of people across our nation.
Weitz & Luxenberg has a team dedicated to litigation concerning environmental pollution. Our attorneys on that team have a firm commitment — both professionally and personally — to protecting our environment.
“We have been standing up to corporate offenders for years. We are committed to protecting communities across the country from environmental degradation and its impact on human health,” says Robin Greenwald, a W&L partner and co-chair of our Environmental, Toxic Tort & Consumer Protection group.
“Our firm is ahead of the game in going after environmental violators. We have a proven track record of going up against huge corporations and winning. And we are prepared to do so again and again, to protect victims of environmental pollution,” adds attorney James Bilsborrow, a fellow partner and co-chair of the practice area group.
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Unfortunately, environmental pollution is a large problem across the globe. It negatively affects people and communities around the world.
Roughly 66 million tons of pollutants were released into our atmosphere in 2022. And roughly 85 million people lived in counties with environmental pollution levels that were higher than primary air quality standards. (3)
Environmental pollution can lead to medical problems, including: (4)
Environmental pollution can also make medical conditions worse, including: (5)
Air pollution “is associated with an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 deaths annually in the United States.” Acid rain and air contaminants can kill crops, affect the livelihood of farmers, contaminate the soil, and poison our water. (6)
There are three main types of environmental pollution: air pollution, water pollution, and land pollution: (7)
Ms. Greenwald has been representing victims harmed by environmental pollution for decades. She played an integral role in holding BP accountable for the 2010 catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. She also successfully represented victims of petroleum companies that contaminated groundwater.
Along with Ms. Greenwald, Mr. Bilsborrow held a leading role in litigating the devastating BP oil spill of 2010. He has also represented farmers with crops harmed by herbicides, as well as property owners and residents whose water was contaminated with the toxic chemicals PFOA and PFOS.
Many W&L litigations result in significant financial compensation for our clients. This regularly includes medical monitoring, awards for personal injuries, and damages for loss of property value.
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Weitz & Luxenberg has worked to improve our environment for decades. Our lawsuits involving environmental pollution include:
W&L has won awards of $19 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. This includes billions of dollars for victims of environmental pollution.
If you and others in your community have been harmed by environmental pollution, you may be entitled to compensation for:
Weitz & Luxenberg is dedicated to helping people harmed by the negligent actions of corporate giants. If you become one of our clients, you get these advantages:
Reach out today and see how we can help you if you are facing environmental pollution.