Families in Kent County File PFAS Water Contamination Suit Against Wolverine World Wide, Inc.

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Berezofsky Law Group, LLC, Sommers Schwartz, P.C., and Wexler Wallace LLP File lawsuit alleging WWW's disposal of waste containing toxic chemicals over a period of decades caused contamination of residents' private wells

Our clients' wells are contaminated with PFOA and PFOS at extremely high levels, many times the lifetime health advisory levels.

The Berezofsky Law Group, LLC based in Cherry Hill, N. J. and Philadelphia, PA, in conjunction with Sommers Schwartz, P.C. based in Southfield, MI, and Wexler Wallace LLP based in Chicago, IL, have filed claims against Wolverine World Wide (WWW) on behalf of families in the Wellington Ridge Development in Kent County, Michigan. The lawsuit alleges that WWW's disposal of waste containing toxic chemicals including PFOA and PFOS, over a period of decades, caused the contamination of the residents' private wells at levels up to 9,800 PPT, resulting in personal injuries and property damages.

The Complaint, Moen, et al. v. Wolverine World Wide, Inc., et al. (Case No. 18-01837-NI), filed on February 22, 2018 in Kent County Circuit Court, alleges that PFAS chemicals migrated from WWW dump sites into Plaintiffs' well water. Claims asserted include negligence, public nuisance, private nuisance, fraudulent concealment, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The complaint also includes claims for remediation, alternative safe water supplies, and biomedical surveillance for early diagnosis and treatment of diseases linked to exposure to these toxic chemicals.

The Complaint alleges that WWW's used Scotchgard, a 3M product containing perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in its manufacturing process, and that exposure to PFOS and PFOA has been linked to various forms of cancer, thyroid problems, and other diseases.

"Our clients' wells are contaminated with PFOA and PFOS at extremely high levels, many times the lifetime health advisory levels." says Esther Berezofsky, of the Berezofsky Law Group. Her firm also represents residents of Flint, Michigan harmed by lead contaminated drinking water, as well as PFAS contaminated water in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh, New York.

Plaintiffs also allege that Abby Construction failed to disclose that the land on which it built Plaintiffs' homes was a WWW disposal site, and that Abby failed to conduct required due diligence to ensure it was safe for human habitation.

If you are a West Michigan resident or property owner who has suffered harm because of exposure to the toxic PFAS chemicals dumped by WWW, you may have a legal claim. Please contact Esther Berezofsky of the Berezofsky Law Group, LLC at eberezofsky@eblawllc.com or (856) 667-0500, Sommers Schwartz, P.C. shareholder Robert B. Sickels at rsickels@sommerspc.com or (248) 355-0300, or Wexler Wallace LLP attorney Bryan D. Pasciak at bdp@wexlerwallace.com or (312) 346-2222 if you would like to discuss the Kent County groundwater contamination lawsuit, or have questions about your rights.

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Berezofsky Law Group, LLC is committed to protecting citizens affected by environmental toxic contamination. The firm's attorneys also represent clients in pharmaceutical and medical device product liability, consumer protection, and abusive or predatory lending practices. With offices in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the firm represents clients regionally and nationally. Contact the firm at 856-667-0500 and intake@eblawllc.com.

Sommers Schwartz, P.C., in Southfield, Michigan, represents individuals in Michigan and across the country who have been harmed as a result of fraud, medical errors, defective products, employment disputes, and other forms of negligence or intentional injury, as well as businesses involved in complex litigation matters that jeopardize their existence. Additional information about Sommers Schwartz can be found on its website: http://www.sommerspc.com.

Wexler Wallace LLP is a complex litigation law firm committed to excellence and the achievement of meaningful relief for those we serve. The firm is nationally recognized and represents clients in cases involving products liability, healthcare fraud, antitrust, mass torts, government representation, business and commercial disputes, securities fraud, whistleblower and False Claims Act cases, and consumer protection claims. Additional information about Wexler Wallace can be found on its website: http://www.wexlerwallace.com.

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