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Lawyers Fighting Back Against Landfill Pollution in LA County

The two largest landfills in Los Angeles County have been releasing toxic chemicals and foul odors into the air. These odors have been making residents in nearby cities and towns sick. 

KJT Law Group is ready to help community members affected by pollution at these landfills. If you or a loved one has suffered ill effects from these landfill odors, talk to our team about the LA County landfill pollution lawsuit. Our lawyers are fighting back against landfill pollution in LA County. Let us help you, too. 

Our Environmental Lawyers in LA County Are Fighting for Healthier Air Quality

Landfill pollution has been a problem in Los Angeles County for decades. However, over the past several months, the chemical reactions at two landfills have significantly disrupted the lives of residents in the area. 

The smells from this pollution have made it impossible for some to leave their homes without experiencing symptoms like headaches, weakness, eye irritation, and more. Residents have been told to leave their windows closed to avoid letting in the odors. This has led to a reduced quality of life and higher electric bills. This is not fair. 

You shouldn’t be trapped in your own homes. You shouldn’t need to wear a gas mask when you go outside. Your kids should be able to play outside without becoming sick.  

We’re doing something about it. We’re fighting for change by holding negligent landfill operators liable for the havoc their lack of regard for community members has caused.

What Our Team Can Do for You

There are pending mass tort actions against Chiquita Canyon and Sunshine Canyon landfills, the two largest landfills in LA County. These lawsuits allege that the noxious odors in the air have disrupted lives and caused adverse health effects for miles surrounding these landfills. 

If you or a loved one was affected by toxic landfill exposure, you may have legal options. Talk to us about the landfill lawsuit and learn how we can help. Our team will: 

  • Learn your story
  • Investigate the ill effects you’ve experienced
  • Gather evidence
  • Determine the best option for your case

We believe that no one should have to pay upfront to seek justice. Our team handles these cases on a contingency-fee basis. That means you pay us no upfront fees and only pay us when we win your case.

We are dedicated to fighting for your family so you get justice and recover every dollar you deserve. 

Health Concerns from Landfill Exposure

The chemicals and odors from the landfills have caused many to experience adverse health symptoms. Even with doors and windows closed, the smell from the chemical reactions at the landfills has permeated nearby houses and caused people to be miserable and sick in their own homes. 

Chemical reactions are causing the problem at the landfills, leading to releases of toxic chemicals like carbon tetrachloride, methane, hydrogen sulfide, and benzene. According to LA County Public Health, short-term symptoms from exposure to the odors around the Chiquita Canyon landfill could include:

  • Headache
  • Nasal congestion
  • Eye, nose, and throat irritation
  • Hoarseness and sore throat
  • Cough
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Mental depression

The release states that the short-term effects will not have long-term consequences, but some residents take exception with the report, saying it did not reflect the real-world experience of living near the landfills. 

If you are adversely affected by the foul smells around the Chiquita Canyon or Sunshine Canyon landfill, you may qualify for a mass tort action.

The LA County Environmental Lawyers at KJT Law Group Are Here for You

If you live in or around Castaic, Granada Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Santa Clarita, Sylmar, or Valencia and have experienced ill effects from noxious odors, we want to help you. We will investigate your case to determine the best action and fight for every dollar you deserve.Call KJT Law Group today for a free consultation: (818) 507-8525.

We Will Fight For You

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