Baron & Budd, Gomez Trial Attorneys to Represent Long Beach, CA in PCB Lawsuit

May 23, 2016  |  Environmental

Yet another city has enlisted the team of Baron & Budd and Gomez Trial Attorneys to represent it in a PCB contamination lawsuit against Monsanto. Long Beach, CA joins Berkeley, CA, Oakland, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle and Spokane, WA in filing a lawsuit against the company.

A History of Toxic Contamination

PCBs or polychlorinated biphenyls, are man-made chemical compounds that were manufactured by Monsanto for nearly five decades. The toxic chemicals were used in many different commercial and industrial applications and products, such as power transformers, paints, caulks and many others. The U.S. Congress finally banned the use of PCBs in 1979.

These chemicals have found their way into lakes, rivers, bays and other types of waterways throughout the U.S., particularly on the West Coast. They have also escaped into the soil as well as the air. As a result, fish and wildlife habitats have been severely damaged – and, in some cases, completely destroyed.

The municipalities teaming with Baron & Budd and Gomez Trial Attorneys are suing Monsanto for costs associated with PCB cleanup, which can easily reach into the millions of dollars. We feel very strongly that Monsanto – and not a city’s taxpayers – should be held accountable for the damage that has been caused by this extremely toxic material. Court documents clearly show that Monsanto was aware PCBs are a global contaminant, yet continued to manufacture them in order to maximize profits.

Not only have PCBs been found in water and plants, but also in the tissues of wildlife, fish and even humans. They have been linked to a wide range of illnesses, including cancer.

Standing Up for the Environment

Baron & Budd has a long history of fighting those who harm the environment – not only in the area of PCBs, but many other areas as well. We have many years of experience in helping public entities hold corporations responsible for contaminating waterways, soil and the air with chemicals, and we could possibly help your municipality as well. Please complete our contact form or call 866-364-6376 for more information.

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