Companies and landowners in Louisiana sometimes violate federal, state and local environmental laws which regulate the discharge of toxic wastes and other pollutants into the environment. Sometimes they decide that it’s cheaper to pollute than to prevent toxic and chemical exposure to innocent people. The attorneys of Harrell & Nowak, lawyers serving New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, and areas throughout Louisiana, have spent years litigating against these negligent parties.
Dangerous Pollutants Identified by the EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified 188 separate toxic air pollutants that are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects. In addition to toxic chemicals released into the air, there are harmful chemicals that companies illegally release into the water or soil.
The EPA works with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to safeguard the environment, but it cannot always police the hundreds of illegal chemical releases that occur annually. Exposure to toxic chemicals can cause respiratory illness and injury, neurological disorders and many forms of cancer. If you have fallen ill because of toxic chemical exposure, contact the lawyers at our New Orleans firm, also serving Metairie, Kenner, and nearby communities.
Legal Representation in Toxic and Chemical Exposure Cases
Harrell & Nowak represents people who have been injured by the pollution and release of toxic chemicals in the air, soil, and water. These releases can be from explosions, leaks, spills, or fires. Eric Nowak and Shirin Harrell have been appointed by the Court as class counsel in a large environmental class action case in Orleans Parish involving the release of a toxic chemical.
Contact Our New Orleans Chemical and Toxic Exposure Lawyers
If you have been injured by exposure to an environmental hazard or dangerous chemical in the air, soil or water, contact the toxic exposure attorneys of Harrell & Nowak, serving New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, and beyond, for a free case evaluation.