Environmental Contamination

Every year, thousands of homeowners across the United States learn that their home sits on an environmental hazard put there by a company that will not accept responsibility. It’s difficult to know where to turn. Government authorities have some powers, but generally do not have the power to compensate homeowners for lost property value or expenses related to monitoring residents’ health. These cases also present complex legal questions and theories regarding the loss of use and value of property, and potential long term health effects of toxic exposure. Fighting the polluters also means fighting some of the largest corporations in the United States. The lawyers of Stueve Siegel Hanson have extensive experience representing individuals and communities in these cases, and have the resources to fight corporate polluters. Current cases include:

  • Henry et al. v. Dow Chemical Corporation: Stueve Siegel Hanson represents residents of Saginaw, Michigan in a case against Dow Chemical. Plaintiffs accuse Dow of exposing property and residents to toxic Dioxin, and are seeking property and medical monitoring damages.
  • Sparks et al. v. Premcor Refining, et al.: Firm lawyers represent residents of Hartford, Illinois in a putative class action against several petroleum companies accused of negligently contributing gigantic gas plume that sits underneath the town. Claims for property damage, as well as medical monitoring, are pending. UPDATE: Stueve Siegel Hanson secures $39.5 million in settlements from the defendants in the case.

If your community has suffered at the hands of corporate polluters, contact us to discuss your case by calling 816-714-7100.

Why Stueve Siegel Hanson?

Stueve Siegel Hanson is a national litigation firm specializing in complex business litigation and multi-party actions, and dangerous products and personal injury cases. We have obtained substantial results for our clients in all types of litigation across the country, and have collectively been honored with dozens of awards and designations, for both our trial successes, and case results.

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