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Weitz & Luxenberg announced today it will hold an emergency community meeting in Hoosick Falls, NY to discuss the dangerous levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) found in residents’ blood samples, as initial results from blood tests taken by the state have shown levels that far exceed the national average.
”These blood test results confirm what residents had feared — that the contaminated water they were drinking and cooking with has already left its mark,” said Robin Greenwald, head of the Environmental and Consumer Protection Unit at Weitz & Luxenberg. ”We have heard from more than 50 people who all have blood test results that show they have PFOA levels above the national average, and many well above the national average. One of these residents has 130 times the national average of PFOA in her bloodstream while one 16 year old shows levels 22 times the national average. This is just an early sampling of the results relayed to us by our clients thus far.”
Based on test results Weitz & Luxenberg has received, the company is expanding the complaint it has filed on behalf of Hoosick Falls residents against Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. and Honeywell International Inc. The law firm will seek medical monitoring remedies for Hoosick Falls residents to address this issue.
”Residents are understandably alarmed and upset by the test results they have received. We are holding an emergency meeting to discuss the results and how we will expand our class-action complaint,” added Greenwald.
Attorneys from Weitz & Luxenberg will be at the North Hoosick Falls Fire House, 22106 State Route 22, Hoosick falls, NY 12090 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, June 10 to meet with Weitz & Luxenberg clients and other residents interested in learning about the lawsuit who are not represented by counsel. The meeting is open to the public.