Ever so slowly, toxic chemical pollution ruins our water, land and air. The Environmental Division of Janet, Jenner & Suggs advocates for individuals, communities and governments affected by this type of pollution. Our attorneys and staff have handled cases dealing with environmental hazards and the medical and property damage it causes. If you feel you have been affected by toxic pollution, fill out our brief questionnaire. Our environmental hazards attorneys will review your case and determine if you have a legitimate claim or can become part of a class action.
Toxic materials—like poisonous gases, chemicals and waste—can be contaminating the ground, water and air for years before residents realize the damage to their health and property. Our environmental experts have been able to identify the causes and the responsible corporations. With our decades of experience in handling cases involving complex medical issues, we are better able to identify current and future health problems that could be caused by these pollutants. A key part in toxic hazard cases is to find as many people as possible who could have been hurt by the pollution so they can be monitored for health risks. Unfortunately, some people move away from the contaminated site and never suspect they are at risk of many health problems including:
Our skills and expertise at the negotiating table and in the courtroom help our clients because we understand the problems they face today and in the future. We know how to effectively tell our clients’ stories to jurors. Juries and courts can then make the final decision and provide the results our clients deserve for health and property damages.
Bringing their expertise in medical and legal issues to the Toxic Tort Division are Howard Janet, Robert Jenner, and Ken Suggs. Each also has extensive experience in jury trials and obtaining record breaking verdicts or settlements for their clients in medical error cases.
A lead attorney in our Toxic Tort Division is Steve German, who worked with the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New Jersey Superfund Branch. Among his cases were trial and appellate victories (Interfaith Community Organization v. Honeywell International, Inc) in Jersey City, NJ, which resulted in one of the nation’s largest environmental cleanups. One million tons of chromium waste was excavated and removed from contaminated groundwater and sediments in the Hackensack River.
Joel Rubenstein is another attorney in our Toxic Tort Division. He has represented plaintiffs in an environmental class action lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of property owners and individuals who have been exposed to contaminants such as trichloroethylene, vinyl chloride and 1,4-dioxane through groundwater contamination from a Raytheon plant in St. Petersburg, Florida.