A Duncan local attorney has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against Halliburton Company and Halliburton Energy Services, in regard to the ammonium perchlorate ground contamination found in theOsage Roadand Fifth Streetarea of northDuncan. The suit names 34 plaintiffs, including minor children, and seeks damages for personal injury and property complaints. Additional individuals being added to the suit are expected. The lawsuit claimed that during operations of waste disposal of rocket parts, that water, after a reverse osmosis process in an attempt to remove contamination, was released into the City ofDuncanwater sewer system. At present, the plaintiffs in the suit are seeking $75,000 apiece, with an overall total of more than $5 million.
Toxic Torts Law deals with injuries caused by exposure to toxic substances. Toxic torts can occur in the workplace, in your home or in the environment as a result of toxic chemical spills. Toxicity in food and drugs can also lead to toxic torts claims. A tort is a civil wrong, as opposed to a criminal act, recognized by law as grounds to sue the wrongdoer for damages. These wrongs cause an injury or harm, either physical or psychological, resulting in loss by the injured party. The types of damages the injured party may recover include: loss of earnings capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium or companionship, property damage, reasonable medical expenses, costs and attorney fees. They include both present and future expected losses. The primary aim of tort law is to provide relief for the damages incurred and deter others from committing the same harm.
Liability is based upon the offender’s failure to exercise reasonable care, where such failure could foreseeably result in the harm which actually occurred to the injured party. A person may be liable for the injury caused through negligent or reckless action. Some of the defenses to liability for personal injury include intervening causes, pre-existing condition, and assumption of the risk, which asserts that the plaintiff knew that a particular activity was dangerous and thus bears all responsibility for any injury that resulted.
If anyone you know has become involved in a class action lawsuit in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Philadelphia areas, please contact the legal professionals with Kane & Silverman toll-free at 866-484-6992.