Has the stench in Carson, California, given you headaches, made you nauseous, given you a cough that won’t go away, irritated your throat, ears, eyes, or any similar ailment? If you’ve been harmed by the foul stench in Carson, our personal injury law firm can help. Specifically, we can help you to receive the compensation you deserve from all of the parties responsible.
The stench comes from the Dominguez Channel. There, a horrid hydrogen sulfide gas has come from a build-up of decaying vegetation and marine life. A local “state of emergency” was declared on October 25th, thus opening up funds for air filters and hotel rooms for those affected. However, that’s not enough to make up for the pain and suffering.
Lawsuits have already been brought against a warehouse owner and lessee who may have dumped materials into the channel. If you were harmed by this stench, we may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
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Why Does the Air in Carson CA Smell so Bad?
The bad smell is believed to be hydrogen sulfide coming from the Dominguez Channel.
What Problems Does This Generate in People?
Physical problems from the stench include headaches, nausea, bloody noses, rashes, eye irritation, earaches, sore throats, hair loss, persistent coughing, watery eyes, and many other ailments.
However, it’s done more than just cause damage to peoples’ bodies. It’s changed their lives for the worse: making it so that people have to relocate, leave the homes that they’ve paid for, be unable to safely go outside with their kids, and so forth. If you’ve experienced anything like this, you very well may have a case.
Is This a Personal Injury Case?
It may seem unlikely to you that a stench from a nearby channel leading to health problems for you or someone you love could be a personal injury case, but it very well can be. These cases are referred to as “toxic torts.” Examples include cases involving asbestos, lead paint, mold, harmful gases, exposure to chemicals, radiation, contaminated groundwater, and similar.
Typically, in cases like this, a personal injury law firm has to prove two different types of causation. We have to prove that “this situation caused my injury” (referred to as “general causation”) and “the situation that the defendant caused led to my injury” (“specific causation”).
If you live in or around Carson and have been harmed by the stench, then it’s likely that your case will be able to prove both types of causation. Thus, you would have a very strong case as well as the opportunity to receive compensation for everything that you’ve been through.
Filing a Carson Mass Tort Litigation with Belal Hamideh Law
If you were harmed by the Carson stench, our personal injury law firm can help.
Declaring a state of emergency, giving people funds for hotel rooms, air filters, and more are small steps, good ideas but not enough. We will pursue your case aggressively, working tirelessly to ensure that you get the damages for all that you’ve been through.
If you believe that you may have a case, it’s always worth reaching out for a free consultation. To schedule that free consultation, call (562) 526-1224.