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How does nuclear contamination affect you and your family? Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC and Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik & Associates, LLP are reviewing potential cases on behalf of area residents who allege that radioactive contamination from industrial activities in North St. Louis County resulted in personal injury, property damage and/or wrongful death. North St. Louis County Sites The processing of uranium ore began in downtown St. Louis in 1942 at the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works and continued through 1957 under contracts with the Manhattan Engineering District (MED) and, later, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). When Mallinckrodt’s downtown site ran out of space to store its radioactive waste, it was transported to a site at Lambert International Airport to be stored in bulk on the open ground. Thereafter, the Radioactive Contamination Radioactive contamination in Coldwater Creek radioactive waste was transported from the continues to represent a potential health hazard to Airport site to another site on Latty Avenue. the general public. In response, St. Louis City and St. The storage, handling and transportation Louis County formed a radioactive waste oversight commission to evaluate impacts on Coldwater Creek spread the radioactive waste along the resulting from radioactive contamination present at the haul routes, contaminating the nearby Airport site. Based on a review of the existing data, the panel concluded that both Coldwater Creek and properties. Radioactive material has also shallow groundwater quality have been affected by migrated via wind and water into Coldwater contamination at the Airport site. The panel also found Creek and onto adjacent properties. that storm water runoff and erosion of the stream bank adjacent to the Airport site continue to contribute Today, residents of communities radionuclides into Coldwater Creek. bordering along Coldwater Creek, including Exposure to radioactive contamination can occur through the air and through the consumption of water Florissant, Hazelwood, Black Jack, Spanish flowing through or plants grown in contaminated soil. Lake, St. Ann, Berkeley and Ferguson, The health effects to exposure vary but can potentially are suffering from chronic and rare be severe and even life threatening. Exposure to contamination increases the likelihood of developing forms of cancer possibly resulting from numerous cancers, including but not limited to cancer their proximity to the contamination of the following: from the Airport and Latty Avenue sites. Adrenal Glands Colon Prostate Residents have reported serious illnesses Appendix Esophagus Rectum that may have been caused by exposure Bladder Kidney Thyroid to radioactive contamination as a result Bone Lung Skin of negligence and improper chemical and Brain Ovaries Stomach radioactive waste disposal. Breast Pancreas Testes Cervix Parathyroid Uterus Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik & Associates LLP Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb LLC Marc J. Bern Eric J. Carlson Marc is a founding and Senior partner of Mr. Eric Carlson has successful trial napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik & Associates experience in cases involving wrongful LLp. His legal career spans more than death, medical malpractice, products three decades, in which time he has liability, automobile accidents and FELA tried more than 100 cases to jury verdict matters. He has tried cases in State and and has settled hundreds of cases in excess of $1M for Federal Courts in Illinois and Missouri. In September his clients. His practice focuses on complex litigation and november 2010, Eric and Jon Carlson, of Counsel that includes environmental contamination, personal at Byron Carlson petri & Kalb, received verdicts of $2.5 injury and wrongful death cases. Marc also represents million and $3.3 million in back to back catastrophic injury clients in litigation involving medical malpractice, motor cases at the Madison County, Illinois courthouse. The vehicle accidents, securities arbitration, product liability, Honorable nicholas Bryon, of Counsel at Byron Carlson labor law and defective prescription drugs. A member of petri & Kalb, also assisted in the railroad crossing verdict numerous bar associations, Marc has been interviewed on of $2.5 million. notably, Eric was intricately involved in numerous television shows, in newspaper and magazine the cases that successfully challenged the Illinois Tort articles and is sought after speaker in the area of mass Reform Act of 1995 in the landmark decision of Best v. tort, malpractice and liability issues. He is a member of the Taylor Machine Works, Inc., 179 Ill.2d 367, 689 n.E.2d Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has also been named 1057 (Ill. 1997). As a result of the work performed in Best, by Fortune Magazine as of “America’s premier Lawyers.” Mr. Eric Carlson was recognized by the Trial Lawyers for public Justice as a 1998 Trial Lawyer of the Year finalist. Kevin J. Lawner Christopher W. Byron Kevin is an Associate in the Environmental Mr. Christopher Byron has extensive Litigation Department of the firm. His litigation experience, having tired more practice in state and federal court than 50 personal injury cases. His focuses on plaintiffs’ mass tort litigation, experience includes prosecution and concentrating on helping people, corporate defense of all types of general business entities and municipalities harmed by chemical and litigation, including contract disputes, real estate, Agri- petroleum spills and exposure to hazardous water and air business, trademark/copyright/trade secret disputes, contaminants. Before joining the firm, Kevin represented product liability, property damage claims, and prosecution corporate clients and municipalities in environmental of claims against governmental agencies. Chris also has disputes, transactions and regulatory enforcement experience in a broad range of insurance litigation matters, proceedings. Kevin also worked as Managing Editor of including coverage, environmental, mass tort, general the Bloomberg Environmental Law Reporter, where he liability, employment, health, life/annuity, disability, was responsible for drafting and editing scholarly articles malpractice, errors and omissions, directors and officers for publication on a wide array of environmental issues.” and title. Regarding Your Rights, CONTACT US Potential Claim or Legal Action Napoli Bern Byron Carlson Petri Ripka Shkolnik & & Kalb, LLC Associates LLP 411 St. Louis Street 241 north Main Street Edwardsville, Illinois 62025 Edwardsville, Illinois 62025 (618) 655-0600 (888) 529-4669 www.byroncarlson.com www.NapoliBern.com Advertising Material. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. prior Results Do not Guarantee Similar outcomes.
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