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Community Contamination in West Virginia

Class action lawsuits to recover damages for health and property

Pollution is a silent killer. A corporation can dump contaminants into the environment for years or even decades before their actions are discovered. During that time, the company profits while your property declines in value and your health deteriorates. The Calwell Practice, LC helps West Virginia communities recover compensation for the negligent actions or outright abuses of corporations that introduced devastating toxins into your environment.

Contaminants that can affect a community’s health

West Virginia supports several important industries that provide energy, food and products throughout our region. Unfortunately, government regulators and legislators often put the economy ahead of the well-being of residents who live in the areas of operation. Your health and property should not be sacrificed to bolster a company’s growth. Community contamination can stem from:

  • Chemical plants
  • Creosote wood treatment plants
  • Medical waste incineration
  • Recycling centers
  • Natural gas fracking
  • Coal mining
  • Power stations
  • Agricultural activities

Our goal is to prevent these companies from polluting our environment in the future. However, when contamination has already occurred, we hold them responsible for property remediation and personal injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered from exposure to arsenic bisphenol A (BPA), DDT, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, PBDEs, PCBs, pesticides and other toxic substances, let us investigate if others in your community have also been affected.

Fighting large corporations

Companies fight hard to avoid having their harmful techniques used in mining and manufacturing processes exposed. Corporate counselors know that if the information is made public, they may have to pay for cleanup of the contaminated sites, compensate individuals for harm to their health and halt profitable operations. The Calwell Practice in Charleston has a long history of investigating the origins of community contamination and litigating against some of the most powerful chemical companies in the world. Because we believe you have the right to know what is in your water, soil and air, we demand transparency.

Class action lawsuits

Usually, toxic contamination cannot be seen with the naked eye. The only way to determine if your property and drinking water have been contaminated is through expensive testing and sampling. This is just one of the extraordinary costs involved in holding a corporation responsible and in stopping further contamination. In addition, corporations typically employ unfair trial tactics, including forcing the plaintiffs to make costly and time-consuming motions for the right to test for contamination. A class action lawsuit lessens litigation expenses, expedites the legal process and increases the power of each injured citizen when fighting a large corporation. If you suspect that toxins have adversely-affected your property or your health, The Calwell Practice has the necessary resources to investigate and evaluate your circumstances and get you the answers you deserve.

Consult our class action lawsuit lawyers about community contamination

For more information about community contamination liability claims, call The Calwell Practice in Charleston at 304.400.6558 or contact our Charleston law firm online to schedule an appointment.