Langrock Sperry & Wool attorneys Emily Joselson and James Swift, together with a team of experienced trial lawyers, are representing residents in and around North Bennington, Vermont, in claims resulting from PFOA contamination. Evidence indicates that past practices of Saint-Gobain, and its predecessor, ChemFab, contaminated residents’ properties and wells with the toxic chemical, also known as Perfluorooctanoic acid, or C8.
Although the State is seeking to hold these companies responsible for obtaining clean water for affected residents, property owners have suffered harms and losses that go well beyond the loss of drinking water. Clients are also concerned about health effects for themselves and their families from drinking PFOA for many years, bathing in contaminated water, and eating affected produce, eggs and livestock. Residents have likely suffered reduced property values, as well as the annoyance, upset and uncertainties of living with the contamination.
Joselson and Swift are working with an outstanding legal team, including attorneys from the Bennington law firm Barr Sternberg Moss Silver & Munson, PC, the Manchester law firm Witten, Woolmington, Campbell & Bernal, PC, and the North Carolina law firm Davis & Whitlock, PC. Together they have decades of experience representing those injured by the pollution practices of industrial neighbors.
The intent in pursuing these legal claims is to seek remediation for residents, as well as fair compensation for their losses. We intend to cooperate, and work as closely as possible, with the State of Vermont in its efforts to redress the harmful impacts of PFOA contamination.