Ohio Environmental Lawyer Reviewing Property Contamination Lawsuits for plaintiffs nationwide

Long-term health concerns and property damage can lead to property contamination lawsuits against those responsible for the pollutants. In Ohio and around the nation, companies may prioritize profitability over environmental protection and must be held accountable.

Environmental property damage claims relate to air, water and land pollution, resulting from negligent waste management, corporate negligence, and the use of toxic chemicals. Chemical run-off and fracking spillage can contaminate large areas of private property.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio Environmental Attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in property contamination lawsuits and toxic tort claims.

Contact The Lyon Firm if you suspect a nearby company has contaminated your property. EPA experts will be able to determine the root cause of contamination.

Environmental Litigation & Ohio Property Contamination

If land or facilities are contaminated with toxins or pollution due to the negligence of a nearby corporation, the home and property owner may be entitled to compensation for damages to personal property, public nuisance and any injury resulting from exposure to hazardous substances. Contact an Ohio property contamination lawyer to investigate the root cause of pollution.

Recent lawsuits and settlements have targeted oil and gas companies, government land operators, miners, and other manufactures for contaminating the environment, private property, and endangering the health and lives of thousands of American citizens.

Air, land and water pollution have been serious issues in areas with drilling rigs, fracking equipment, pipelines, and underground tanks, contaminating and poisoning much of the soil and ground water. Property contamination claims involve dangerous substances that include harmful metals, hydrocarbons, radon, asbestos, benzene, lead and toxic waste.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Toxic Tort Attorney and Ohio property contamination lawyer, representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of civil litigation and environmental damage claims.  

Common Targets of Environmental Damage Lawsuits

The gulf coast oil spill highlighted how dangerous large corporations can be to the environment, but that incident is only one of many that occur all too often.

Oil companies are among the largest offenders of failing to uphold environmental integrity, though many other companies and industries in the United States regularly pollute private properties, causing major damage to land, homes and the health of Americans. The following entities have recently been named in property damage claims:

•    Municipal Landfills
•    Military Installations
•    Steel Plants
•    Industrial Farms
•    Fertilizer Companies
•    Oil Processing Plants
•    Local Gas Filling Stations
•    Dry Cleaners
•    Fracking Companies
•    Oil and Gas Companies
•    Injection Wells

Industrial Toxins & Ohio Property Contamination

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Ohio Property Contamination Lawsuits

Following land and water contamination, clean-up cost is often very expensive, and will require property contamination lawsuits and legal claims to recover compensation for the property damage.

Lawsuits may be able to recover not only property values but also any damages related to adverse health reactions to contamination and the following:

  • Loss of Land Value
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Cost of Remediation
  • Medical Expenses related to illness

Ohio Property Contamination

Environmental pollutants that cause harm to personal health include fertilizers and pesticides, sewage, lead, heavy metals, chemicals, asbestos, and petroleum-based substances.

Due to the large amount of contamination the U.S., it is difficult to know how many properties and residents are affected, though current legal and medical records suggest the problem is more widespread than previously thought.

Because the contaminants include a range of substances, health complications can vary widely. Some contaminants cause property damage and little discomfort, while others may be potentially life-threatening. Common injuries and illnesses caused by environmental contamination may include:

•    Heart disease
•    Severe allergic reactions
•    Certain forms of cancer
•    Immune deficiency
•    Nerve damage
•    Lymphoma
•    Heavy metal poisoning
•    Neurological problems
•    Developmental disabilities
•    Reproductive damage—birth defects

Camp Lejeune Injuries

One of the most devastating cases of recent property contamination occurred at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Many military veterans and civilians were exposed to contaminated drinking water, and suffered related illnesses.

Health officials concluded the contaminants in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune likely increased the risk of cancers, adverse birth outcomes, and other dangerous conditions. Victims are able to receive government disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion.

Environmental Litigation & Toxic Exposure

Oil and gas companies, and other major polluters in the United States, must be held responsible for their negligent actions that damage property, and potentially harms thousands of innocent people each year.

The objective of any property contamination claim is to restore the land, compensate the property owners, and penalize the reckless, negligent corporation who was responsible for the damage.

The contamination of surface water, groundwater, and soil is a serious matter, and involves environmental experts to properly assess the situation and create a cleanup and remediation plan. Quick reaction to environmental damage is necessary to control the risks, and begin legal action against the responsible parties.

If you or a loved one has suffered an illness or have an environmental property damage claim due and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding property contamination.