Flint, Michigan (PRWEB) March 04, 2016
Today Lee-Anne Walters filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Genesee County in Flint, Michigan (Case Number 16-106326-NO), on behalf of her four children who were lead poisoned by water in Michigan’s 7th largest City. Mrs. Walters is known for her role in helping expose lead contamination in the Flint water system. According to the Centers for Disease Control: “No safe blood lead level in children has been identified … [and] [l]ead exposure can affect nearly every system in the body.”* Unlike nearly all of the cases filed stemming from the Flint Water Crisis to date, Mrs. Walters, represented by the New York-based law firm Levy Konigsberg LLP, and the Flint-based Robinson Carter & Crawford PLLC, filed an individual lawsuit on behalf of her four children based on their own personal injuries.
At the same time Mrs. Walters’ case was filed, the same two law firms simultaneously filed 8 other lawsuits for other Flint parents on behalf of their individual children who were also lead poisoned (Case Numbers 16-106327-NO, 16-106330-NO, 16-106331-NO, 16-106336-NO, 16-106337-NO, 16-106338-NO, 16-106339-NO, and 16-106340-NO filed in the Circuit Court of Genesee County in Flint, Michigan). The 9 complaints, each 40 pages in length, name six corporate entities that had various responsibilities with respect to the treatment, monitoring, and safety of the Flint water prior to and during the Flint Water Crisis. The lawsuits also name 3 individual government, or former government, employees who played significant roles in the misconduct that led to the poisoning of thousands of children in Flint. The firms representing the Plaintiffs are preparing additional filings on behalf of other parents of children in Flint who have been lead-poisoned.
Corey Stern, a lead poisoning attorney at Levy Konigsberg LLP, has spent much of the last 6 weeks shuttling back-and-forth between Flint and his New York City office, meeting with Flint parents, community leaders and members of the clergy. Stern and his firm have been working closely with Robinson Carter & Crawford in evaluating hundreds of cases of children lead poisoned in Flint.