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Flint Water Crisis Likely the Cause of Deadly Legionnaires Outbreak
March 30, 2017
Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards released to CNN the unpublished…
Thousands Of Lead Water Lines Will Be Replaced In Flint
March 27, 2017
Officials in Flint, Michigan, have agreed to excavate water lines…
Federal Funding for Flint Water Crisis ‘Just a Tiny Start’
March 23, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency will immediately release $51.5 million for…

Case Updates

Update Memo to Class
April 13, 2017
We are pleased to report that on January 30, 2017,…
Favorable ruling in the Michigan Court of Claims for the people of Flint
October 26, 2016
Michigan Court of Claims Judge Mark Boonstra  rejected the State…
Federal Court Remands State Claims Back to Genesee County Judge
October 6, 2016
U.S. District Court Judge John Corbett O’Meara granted the Flint…

Lawyers Working to Get Justice for Families in Flint, Michigan

The crisis with the water in Flint can’t wait any longer. Lawsuits have already been filed, and more plaintiffs are joining daily. A group of law firms who have experience in fighting for the rights of people harmed by polluted and dangerous water are working together to help the Flint community.

The original supplier of drinking water to the people of Flint was the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. Then, in 2014, the Governor’s Emergency Manager switched the municipal water supplier, and residents’ drinking water source became the Flint River. At that time, pipes began leaching lead into the water supply.  Michigan official failed to add necessary chemicals to prevent the pipes from eroding. The water ate away at the pipes, allowing the highly corrosive water to flow into homes and drinking sources. Although the source of the water has now been changed back to Lake Huron, the damage is already done. Lead is still poisoning the water due to the corroded pipes. These pipes need to be replaced.

Lead From Pipes Poisoning Children

This case is not only about the ongoing issue of getting clean water for people to drink. It’s also about the damage already done – especially to the children. Lead poisoning is known to cause brain damage and neurological problems in young children. These are injuries they will never be able to completely overcome. That’s why there are strict governmental requirements regarding their access to lead – in paint, in products and now, apparently, in the water they drink.
Weitz & Luxenberg
 
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