Napoli Shkolnik PLLC Files A Class Action Lawsuit For Love Canal, New York

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – February 16, 2018) – Napoli Shkolnik has filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Niagara Falls, the Niagara Falls Water Board, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (the former Hooker Chemical Corp.), and other defendants, for injuries related to toxic waste released from the Love Canal hazardous waste site.

Love Canal, an area synonymous with hazardous waste and public health impacts, is the site of a toxic waste dump created by Hooker that caused a public health emergency in the late 1970s. Much of the hazardous waste that caused this historic health and environmental crisis remains at the site to this day. The suit alleges that chemicals leaking from the site migrate throughout the area through groundwater, leaky sewer pipes, and through the air, exposing the public to the same chemicals that required a full-scale evacuation of the area almost four decades ago.

Occidental has failed to properly manage and contain its waste to ensure that the public and the environment are protected, and the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Water Board have failed to stop this hazardous waste from migration through and out of its storm water and sewer systems, resulting in impacts to public health and property.

“It is inexcusable that the City and companies involved have turned a blind eye to the suffering their negligence has caused,” said Napoli Shkolnik partner Louise Caro. “The level of suffering the Love Canal community has experienced has had serious, long term and in some cases, permanent consequences,” she added.

The lawsuit seeks to address injuries to persons who were exposed to Love Canal chemicals that leached from the landfill and were carried by the City’s sewer system to residential properties. Health impacts proven to be caused by Love Canal chemicals include: birth defects, nervous disorders and cancer (bladder cancer, kidney cancer, respiratory cancers).

If you own property or live in the Love Canal area, and you are shown to have been injured by Love Canal chemicals, you may be able to recover damages. Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is ready to seek justice on behalf of those exposed to Love Canal contaminants.

About the firm
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is a national litigation firm providing representation to persons in class action lawsuits and complex commercial cases, as well as victims of environmental contamination disasters, aviation accidents, defective prescriptions drugs and medical devices, asbestos-related illnesses, and other serious personal injury matters.

With their principal offices in New York City and additional offices in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas, as well as affiliates throughout the United States, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is readily available to clients.

There are no upfront legal fees and we only recover money if we win your case.

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Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC
Louise Caro, Partner
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