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Nitrate & Nitrite Drinking Water Contamination Attorneys

Nitrate and nitrite have been found at high levels in drinking water all over the country. Due to the danger of ingesting food or water with high nitrate/nitrite levels, the federal government has laws and regulations that set a limit on how much nitrate is allowable in drinking water. Despite this limit, the federal government's enforcement efforts are often ineffective, and dangerous levels of nitrates and nitrites have been found in drinking water across the country.

The environmental lawyers at The Collins Law Firm, however, can use these laws to fight on your behalf. Our lawyers represent communities and neighborhoods throughout the country that are suffering due to toxic contamination. We have recovered tens of millions in property damage on behalf of our environmental litigation clients and have successfully fought to ensure that their drinking water is safe. We have also recovered millions for people who have become seriously ill due to toxic chemical exposure.

If your neighborhood is affected by toxic nitrate and nitrite water contamination, we can help you, too. Our experienced attorneys will guide you through the complex legal issues involved in a toxic water contamination claim and fight for a fair resolution for you. Contact us for help if you have been harmed by drinking water contamination.

A Widespread Problem

High levels of nitrate, and the related compound nitrite, found in soil and groundwater are often caused by improper animal waste disposal on farms, leaking septic tanks, pesticide residue from crops, and fertilizer runoff. Besides contaminating the soil and groundwater, these compounds are also known to contaminate drinking water, especially in private wells. Consuming water or food with elevated levels of nitrate or nitrite can lead to serious health problems including:

  • Methemoglobinemia ("blue-baby syndrome")
  • Birth Defects
  • Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Thyroid Dysfunction and Cancer
Get Help From a Trusted Environmental Contamination Law Firm

When you are faced with the devastating news that toxic contamination may be threatening your health and your home, it is important to work with environmental attorneys who know how to get the best results for their clients. At The Collins Law Firm, we succeed because we have the knowledge and experience necessary to prepare and fight technically complex environmental cases. Moreover, we will not be satisfied with just getting you compensated. We will fight to make sure the people responsible for the nitrate and nitrite contamination clean up the water your family drinks and the soil on your property and in your neighborhood.

Call The Collins Law Firm at (630) 527-1595 if your family members are the victims of nitrate and nitrite drinking water contamination. Or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. We are ready to fight on your behalf.

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Shawn Collins is a very talented lawyer, as are all the attorneys on his team. I've known and worked with Shawn for more that 30 years. Not only is he a top notch technical litigator but his communication skills are second to none. If anyone I know is ever in need of an attorney, Shawn is my very first recommendation. He gives very solid advice that goes beyond the law. He is someone you can trust to tell you the truth so you are not lead astray in the complex legal world. You really can't find a better advocate. E.M.
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We were incredibly satisfied with our experience with The Collins Law Firm. We worked closely with Ed Manzke and found that he had a personal touch and truly got to know us in addition to being knowledgeable and effective in his field. The caring and individual attitude helped us tremendously throughout the entire process and we always felt like our case was in safe hands. We would highly recommend The Collins Law Firm for both its stellar work and dedicated employees. M.A.
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My father recommended The Collins Law Firm to me after watching Shawn Collins and Ed Manzke at trial representing Lisle residents against Lockformer. For years, he told us courtroom tales about Shawn and Ed, citing their incredible skill as trial lawyers and how they put the huge Lockformer legal team to shame. So when my son was the victim of a wrongful death, they were my first and only choice. I can't say enough to truly express how grateful I am to The Collin's Law Firm for all that they did for me and my family. This amazing team advocated for me in my darkest moments, surpassing my expectations in every way. I will be forever grateful to Shawn and Ed. K.D.
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