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Tetrachloroethylene And Drinking Water

By The Stanley Law Group |

Trichloroethylene, also known as perchloroethylene (PCE), is a type of organic solvent known as a chlorocarbon.  Its industrial uses include cleaning automotive brakes, and especially the dry cleaning of clothing and household linens.  Therefore, when journalists refer to dry cleaning fluid or dry-cleaning chemicals but do not specify which ones, they are usually referring… Read More »

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Trichloroethylene And Drinking Water Contamination

By The Stanley Law Group |

The federal government recently enacted the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which expands protections for people who were harmed by the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina between the 1950s and the 1980s.  One of these VOCs is trichloroethylene (TCE), a solvent… Read More »

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Living With Mesothelioma Is Exhausting, But It Doesn’t Have To Be Financially Catastrophic

By The Stanley Law Group |

One of the reasons that only a small fraction of the people who could make a strong case for being awarded damages in a personal injury lawsuit actually file lawsuits is that the injured people feel overwhelmed.  Preparing for a legal battle is stressful enough when you are physically healthy; it is even worse… Read More »

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Benzene Exposure In Drinking Water

By The Stanley Law Group |

If you fall asleep in the back seat of the car on a road trip while another member of your party is driving, you would most likely wake up immediately if you parked at a gas station, because the smell of gasoline would be strong; benzene is one of the chemicals that give gasoline… Read More »

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The Camp Lejeune Justice Act

By The Stanley Law Group |

Personal injury lawsuits are not just about traumatic injuries like broken bones or cuts that require stitches.  The laws that grant you the right to seek compensation against the person who caused a car accident in which you got injured also apply in cases where one party’s negligence caused a person to suffer a… Read More »

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Why Is It So Hard To Get A Verdict In Your Favor In A Personal Injury Case?

By The Stanley Law Group |

Most legal cases do not play out the way they appear in movies and on television.  There is almost nothing that lawyers and witnesses can say during a jury trial that will surprise the judge; before the trial, the judge has carefully reviewed all the evidence that either side plans to present and perhaps… Read More »

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Exposure To Vinyl Chloride In Drinking Water Increases Cancer Risks

By The Stanley Law Group |

Most people associate the word “vinyl” with phonograph records, imitation patent leather, or a type of material used to weatherproof the outsides of buildings, but the term refers to a whole group of molecules that can occur not only in solid form, but also as liquids or gasses.  One of these substances is vinyl… Read More »

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Do Personal Injury Lawsuits About Exposure To Carcinogens Cover Alternative Cancer Treatments?

By The Stanley Law Group |

Personal injury lawsuits are not just for people injured in car accidents or people who slipped and fell on the wet floors of supermarkets.  Any time one party’s negligence, which includes failure to maintain safe conditions in a place for which that party is responsible, causes another person’s preventable illness or injury, the injured… Read More »

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What Is Honoring The PACT Act, And How Can It Help Veterans Exposed To Contaminated Water At Camp Lejeune?

By The Stanley Law Group |

For decades, military personnel and their families who were stationed at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, both in North Carolina, were exposed to levels of environmental pollutants such as benzene, vinyl chloride, trichloroethylene (TCE), and perchloroethylene (PCE) at concentrations hundreds of times as high as what… Read More »

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Former Camp Lejeune Residents Can Seek Damage For In Utero Exposure To Contaminated Water

By The Stanley Law Group |

This month, both houses of Congress passed the Honoring Our Pact Act, which enshrines the right of military veterans and their families to seek damages if they have suffered preventable illnesses because of exposure to harmful chemicals.  The law includes provisions related to toxic fumes from burn pits, which have harmed the health of… Read More »

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