Thousands of families in Flint, Michigan may have ingested dangerous toxins and bacteria through their tap water. These hard-working families continue to wrestle with government and health officials over the safety of their drinking water.
The lead poisoning attorneys at The Barnes Firm are holding those responsible for the Flint water crisis accountable for their negligent actions. Our attorneys are proud to represent Michigan families and join their fight for justice.
Our legal investigations have found that some Flint residents had toxic levels of lead in their bloodstreams after consuming the tainted water that was drawn from the Flint River. Some victims claim the water has caused skin irritation after showers, and in some cases, individuals say the water has made their hair fall out.
Dangerous bacteria called Legionella was also discovered in the water supply. This microscopic bacteria has been known to cause Legionnaires’ disease and other illnesses. Testing of the water supply also discovered evidence of E Coli and high levels of foreign chemicals.
If you believe you or your family has been affected by the Flint water crisis, contact a lead poisoning attorney at The Barnes Firm for a FREE case evaluation. You may be entitled to significant compensation.
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The Timeline of Events
April 25, 2014
City of Flint turns-off water supplied by Detroit and begins using water from the Flint River to save money.
Coliform bacteria are found in the city’s tap water; boil-water advisories are issued.
General Motors plant claims the city’s tap water corrodes car parts; state allows the company to switch water providers
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department offers to supply fresh water supply to Flint, but city officials decline the offer.
Officials claim the water is “not an imminent threat to public health.”
Lab tests detect high levels of lead in drinking water; in some cases, more than 26 times the legal limit
Blood tests find high levels of lead in children. Doctors urge city officials to stop using water from the Flint River
Flint officials ask residents to stop drinking the water, and Michigan Gov. Snyder orders testing of area water filters
October 16, 2015
Flint reconnects to Detroit’s water supply, but piping has already corroded. Residents are urged to use filters for all purposes including drinking, cooking and bathing
December 14, 205
Flint declares the situation an emergency
December 29, 2015
Some City and state officials connected to the crisis resign
January 5, 2016
Gov. Snyder declares a state of Emergency
January 16, 2016
President Obama declares a state of emergency, giving FEMA the authority to provide financial relief
January 20, 2016
Michigan lawmakers approve $28 million to help the residents of Flint
Gov. Snyder releases e-mails that recognized the water crisis as an “urgent matter” back in 2014
How You Can Take Legal Action
Hundreds of families in Flint have become sick, and property values have significantly dropped since this incident gained national attention.
If you or loved one has suffered physical illness or financial loss as the result of the Flint water crisis, contact a lead poisoning lawyer at The Barnes Firm today.
The Barnes Firm 1-(800) 800-0000