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More lawsuits filed in Flint water crisis

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

Today, attorneys filed 10 more individual lawsuits on behalf of children allegedly exposed to lead in Flint’s drinking water.

Attorney Corey Stern specializes in cases involving lead poisoning. He works primarily in New York and New Jersey. He’s working with a team of local attorneys in Flint. They’ve now filed nearly two dozen lawsuits on behalf of 50 Flint children.

The lawsuits are seeking damages from private consulting and engineering companies (Lockwood, Andrews and Newman (LAN), Rowe Engineering and Veolia) involved in the city’s switch to the Flint River. 

There are other attorneys pursuing class action lawsuits seeking financial compensation for potentially thousands of people affected by Flint’s lead-tainted drinking water.

Stern says each child deserves their case to be judged individually. 

“Every child who is lead poisoned is affected on some level in a different way than the next child,” says Stern.

Stern says he’s represented clients in lead poisoning cases who’ve received judgments in the hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. He expects these cases may take several years before any decision is reached, meaning some of the children may be young adults by the time their cases make their way through the courts.   

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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