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
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.