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May 20, 2013
Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation has been named as a defendant in another Ohio Class Action Lawsuit stemming from environmental pollution the company allegedly caused that is believed to have sickened and killed hundreds of citizens. The latest suit adds another 24 names to the list of those that have been negatively affected by the pollutants.
The case stems from the former site of a Whirlpool manufacturing plant that was located in the town of Clyde, Ohio. While the plant was in operation, it burned certain waste products that released a deadly chemical, known as bezaldehyde, into the town’s environment. Since that time, numerous citizens have reported developing conditions ranging from Crohn’s disease to cancer.
Evidence tends to point to the chemical as a common factor between the plant and those who have become ill. According to an article from The Advertiser-Tribune, testing conducted in the homes of those who filed the most recent suit showed extremely high levels of the chemical that are deemed unacceptable by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The suits claim the company was negligent in its disposal of waste and is seeking more than $5 million in damages.
The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy acknowledge how dangerous bezaldehyde can be. That's why the firm is hopeful a decision in the case will help get those who have been harmed the compensation they deserve.
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