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Slow Moving In State/Federal Courts: PA Counties Water Cases

March 13, 2018

Source: Bucks County Courier

The suits represent more than a thousand area residents who were presumably exposed to unregulated perfluorinated chemicals in their drinking water, which are believed to have originated from firefighting foam used at military bases near the counties’ shared border. The suits seek myriad remedies, including blood testing, health screenings, and monetary damages related to health conditions, property values and other related costs. If successful, the class-action suit means that any of the tens of thousands of residents meeting certain criteria for their exposure to the chemicals would be eligible for awards, including a medical monitoring program to screen for potential illnesses, a blood testing program and certain monetary damages. Napoli Shkolnik is part of the consolidated class-action lawsuit representing residents.

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