Mainframe Manufacturer Made Woe for Upstate NY Communities
Residents of Endicott and Union, New York have filed a suit against IBM for allegedly dumping toxic chemicals into the environment around the company’s Endicott location. 90 plaintiffs involved in the toxic tort alleged that IBM discharged a number of dangerous chemicals, including trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethane (TCA), and benzene, into the air and groundwater. The group is seeking unspecified damages for continued suffering of permanent physical injuries, developmental injuries for children, present and future loss of income, and diminished quality of life in addition to the devaluation of their properties. In addition, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health is undertaking a $3.2 million study of cancer rates among employees at the plant.
Unfortunately, suits of this type are very difficult to prove, and it is often necessary to work for many years with an experienced toxic torts lawyer to make companies take responsibility for their reckless disregard of the communities around them. If your community has suffered as a result of toxic expulsions from a nearby industry, contact PersonalInjury.com today to get in touch with a local toxic torts lawyer who can stand up and protect your family and your home.