Publication Archive: PFOA Water Contamination

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Former Military Base Residents Sues Foam Manufacturers

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A Florida man who lived on the former Warminster military base as a teenager and developed testicular cancer twice as an adult is suing several manufacturers of firefighting foams, used for decades at area military bases and believed to be the source the perfluorinated chemicals PFOS and PFOA found in groundwater and drinking water. The…Read the article

WBOC Quotes Louise Caro on Blades Water Contamination Suit

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The law firm Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has announced plans to file a class action lawsuit after the town of Blades’ water was found to have elevated levels of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs). Louise Caro, the firm’s environmental law department head, says they’ve had a number of people approach them with health concerns, such as thyroid issues and pregnancy complications. She says right…Read the article

PFOA/PFOS Water Contamination Lawsuit Filed in Hyannis

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The lawsuit names as defendants five manufacturers of firefighting foams containing perfluorinated chemicals PFOS and PFOA, which are believed to have contaminated wells serving residents in Hyannis, Hyannisport and West Hyannisport. The foams were previously used at the nearby Barnstable County Fire and Rescue Training Academy. The plaintiffs are seeking the establishment of a medical…Read the article

Fairchild Air Force Base Area Residents: PFOA/PFOS Issues

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Nearly 100 people who live near Fairchild Air Force Base have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against manufacturers of a firefighting foam that has contaminated the area’s water supply. The plaintiffs claim they have suffered from an array of serious health problems caused by the water contamination, which resulted from decades of foam runoff from…Read the article

Hampton Bays Water District Sues Over Contaminated Water

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Napoli Shkolnik, which has an office in Melville, filed the lawsuit in state Supreme Court against several defendants who allegedly contaminated wells in the Hampton Bays Water District. The firm previously represented the town and the water district in a federal lawsuit against the manufacturers of fuel additive MTBE that contaminated Long Island groundwater and…Read the article

Hampton Bays Water District Files Well Contamination Lawsuit

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Tate Kunkle, an attorney for the Hampton Bays Water District and Southampton Town filed a lawsuit this week against five manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams that contain the pair of chemicals that have contaminated drinking water wells in Hampton Bays. The Hampton Bays Water District is seeking to recover “substantial past and future damages” for…Read the article

The Verdict Newsletter – Winter 2017-2018

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In this issue, we discuss several new court appointments for our key attorneys: Paul Napoli’s appointment as Co-Lead Counsel in the New York Opioid Cost Recovery Litigation Hunter Shkolnik’s appointment as Co-Liaison Counsel in the Flint Water Crisis Litigation Shayna Sacks’s appointment to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the nationwide Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) Litigation Senior…Read the article

Newsday Reports: Southhampton To Hire Napoli Shkolnik PLLC

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The Southampton Town Board plans to hire Napoli Shkolnik PLLC to represent them in a PFOA/PFOS public water well contamination case. Our law firm previously represented the water district and town in groundwater contamination case involved fuel additive MTBE. The settlement from that case is now helping to filter out the PFOS from the Hampton…Read the article
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