After decades of dumping toxic waste, PG&E had created a health hazard. Groundwater poisoned by chromium 6 was causing cancer in residents near Pacific Gas & Electric’s plant. The company had known since the 1920s that the chemical was dangerous, but they dumped 350 million gallons of chromium 6. It was cheaper to dump the hazardous chemicals than to protect people and the environment.
Known as the Erin Brockovich case, the toxic tort case outgrew the small firm headed by her employer, attorney Edward Masry, and he brought in Girardi | Keese and another firm. That case and another one known as Erin Brockovich II forced PG&E to pay compensation to victims of their toxic dumping.
When big companies increase their profits at the expense of people’s health and welfare, our personal injury lawyers fight back with toxic tort lawsuits that hold the companies accountable for what they have done.
Corporate greed can make people sick and kill innocent victims. Too many companies are making money at the expense of their employees and their neighbors. Our attorneys work hard to investigate and litigate toxic tort cases.
We welcome calls about toxic chemicals that are dumped into the environment or that are used in the manufacturing process without proper protections. Contact us. We represent clients in California and nationwide.