Air Quality Cases in the News

Girardi | Keese has won hundreds of millions of dollars in air contamination claims on behalf of consumers injured by chemical and oil companies who pollute the air, causing serious and sometimes deadly health consequences.

Girardi | Keese is currently representing residents of Kettleman City, California, who claim they have suffered birth defects and leukemia from toxins released into the air when they were dumped at a landfill 3 ½ miles outside of town. The toxins include cancer-causing PCBs which were dumped outside Kettleman City as part of the cleanup of hazardous waste at Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco. PCBs can be carried in airborne particles and dust.

Girardi | Keese is representing the residents of Merced, California, who claim they were exposed to airborne contaminants, including hexavalent chromium, generated from a plant operated by subsidiaries of Merck & Co.

Attorneys Handling Cases Involving California Air Quality Laws

As leading California consumer advocates, the attorneys of Girardi | Keese are well aware that while California air quality laws are among the most stringent in the United States - that does not mean they are obeyed by chemical companies, oil companies and manufacturers.

The lawyers of Girardi | Keese are on the front lines, monitoring enforcement activity by the state for violations of state air quality standards, and bringing its substantial resources to bear when private enforcement is required.

The firm has a long history of representing individuals residents and workers who have suffered devastating health effects and loss of property value from exposure to toxins. These include paints and coatings (sealers, lacquers and other finishes) that contain excessive levels of smog-forming ingredients and exceed volatile organic compound (VOC) limits. Excessive VOCs in the air can cause a range of health problems that include worsening asthma and other respiratory illnesses.

At Girardi | Keese, our attorneys are active participants in environmental cases throughout California and the United States. In business since 1965, our firm has developed a reputation for handling the toughest and most complex lawsuits. As courtroom lawyers, we are always prepared for trial, and our firm has the resources and experience to build the strongest possible cases.

Check this page frequently to learn about developments in air quality cases in California or contact Girardi | Keese in Los Angeles at 213-977-0211 to discuss your legal issue with an environmental lawyer. If you know of violations of California air quality regulations, we want to hear about it.