Navigation Links
The Bell Law Firm Filing Class Action Complaints on Behalf of West Virginia Contaminated Water Victims
Date:1/10/2014

Charleston, WV (PRWEB) January 10, 2014

The Bell Law Firm, PLLC filed class action complaints today on behalf of West Virginians that have been affected by a chemical leak in the Elk River causing a state of emergency in nine counties yesterday. Up to 300,000 residents, business owners and medical facilities are estimated to be affected by contamination at the West Virginia American Water Company, as reported this afternoon by NBC News.

According to NBC’s report, yesterday morning as much as 5,000 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, a chemical used in coal processing, leaked from Freedom Industries’ Charleston facility into the Elk River and contaminated the supply of the nearby West Virginia American Water Company. This led to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declaring a state of emergency in Kanawha, Cabell, Putnam, Lincoln, Boone, Logan, Clay, Roane and Jackson Counties yesterday evening which restricted use of water to flushing toilets and tending to fire emergencies, according to a Jan. 9 report in the Charleston Gazette.

Harry F. Bell, Jr., managing partner of The Bell Law Firm, PLLC, said, "I applaud the fast actions of the EPA and FEMA in responding to Gov. Tomblin's call for help. This shows how important and critical these agencies are in protecting the public.”

Mr. Bell has already filed two class action complaints on behalf of plaintiffs today, according to documents filed in the Circuit Court of Kanawha County, West Virginia. The complaints were filed on behalf of Susan Dyer (Civil Action No. 14-C-53) and Kanawha Gourmet Sandwiches, LLC (Civil Action No. 14-C-55) respectively, against Freedom Industries and West Virginia-American Water Company.

"My preliminary discussions last night were with knowledgeable individuals, including a chemical engineer and a highly placed medical doctor - both expressed strong concerns about what has transpired,” Mr. Bell said of his investigations leading him to file the complaints.

Affected residents are being asked not to use the water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, bathing, or for any other purposes than flushing or tending to a fire emergency. Those interested in filing a class action complaint can contact The Bell Law Firm by calling toll-free 1-800-342-1701, emailing hfbell (at) belllaw (dot) com or by visiting belllaw.com.

About The Bell Law Firm
With the legal and technical resources necessary to litigate the most complex cases, The Bell Law Firm is proud to represent injury and accident victims from their office in Charleston, West Virginia. Having recovered millions of dollars for personal injury victims, the experienced attorneys at The Bell Law Firm work closely with their clients to successfully deliver justice on their behalf. For more information or for a free, no-obligation case review, visit http://www.belllaw.com or call 1-800-342-1701.

The Bell Law Firm
30 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone #: 304-345-1700
Fax #: 304-345-1715

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/wvamericanwater/classaction/prweb11479608.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Unlimited W2 and 1099 Filing, EzW2 From Halfpricesoft.com Updated For Tax Preparers
2. Bye Form 1099s and 1098s Filing Headache, Ez1099 Software Makes Year 2013 Tax Season Stress Free
3. Florida Social Security Disability Attorney Larry Disparti Says Sequester Cuts Make Filing Accurate, Complete Claims Crucial
4. Mirena IUD Lawsuits: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Filing of Mirena Class Action Lawsuit in Canada
5. Pradaxa Lawsuit Update: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Filings in Federal Pradaxa Litigation Surpass 700
6. First prospective trial shows molecular profiling timely for tailoring therapy
7. Pradaxa Lawsuits Mount, as Filings in Federal Pradaxa Side Effect Litigation Exceed 800, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
8. Stryker Hip Lawsuit News: Those Considering Filing Lawsuits Need to Heed Statutes of Limitation, Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports
9. Stryker Recall News: Filings Mount in New Jersey Litigation Established for Stryker Hip Lawsuits, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
10. DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filings in Federal Multidistrict Litigation Exceed 4,600, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
11. Robotic Surgery Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Filing of First Da Vinci Lawsuit in New Jersey
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now ... of Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... Final Cut Pro X users can now reveal the media of their split ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... A revolution is ... emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people who require these medical ... the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put forth ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A ... 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the ... history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a ... fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. ... Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include ... in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016   Bay Area Lyme Foundation , ... Center for Tick Borne Illness , Harvard Medical ... Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and the ... five finalists of Lyme Innovation , the ... 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more ... that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that ... new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in ... on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and Markets has ... Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... Diagnostics The World Market for Companion Diagnostics ... diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: