Class Action Suit Affecting All Residents Of Pineville, WV
Pineville Municipal Water Cited for Lack of Testing / High Levels of Carcinogens
On June 16, 2018 the WV Department of Health and Human Resources issued the following statement:
“Reporting is required to be completed within certain time periods as well as submitted to the West Virginia DHHR, Bureau for Public Health (BPH) within certain time periods. The sample results were not received by the BPH by the required date. When this happens, there is a reporting violation issued and depending on what is being tested, there can be a requirement to do a Public Notice. That is what happened in this instance. The sample results were not received within the required time period.”
Pineville Municipal Water company admits to violating monitoring requirements.
In a letter dated June 14, 2018, the Pineville Municipal Water company told customers “our water system violated drinking water monitoring requirements within the last year(s). Even though these were not emergencies, you, as our customers, have the right to know what happened and what we did to correct the situation.”
“…we are required to monitor your water on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During periods listed in the table below, we did not monitor or test as required and therefore cannot be sure of the water quality during that time. Also, test results show that our system exceeded the standard or maximum containment level of MCL for total Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids…some people who drink water containing Total Trihalomethenes (TTHM) and/or Haloacetic Acids in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of cancer.”
Taylor & Hinkle Attorneys at Law, and The Law Office of Stephen P. New have jointly filed a class action lawsuit.
If you or anyone you know are residents of Pineville, WV – and have suffered from adverse health conditions; or if you have been put at risk for adverse health conditions due to contaminated water, you may have a claim. Please contact our offices immediately to be added to the suit, and ensure your medical expenses are covered.
What Can I Expect When I Join The Suit?
How Do I Know If I Can Join The Suit?
People living in and around Pineville, WV – all customers of the Pineville Municipal Water Company – have already been exposed to chemicals that potentially cause adverse health conditions.
What Damages Will Taylor & Hinkle Seek In The Class Action Lawsuit Against Pineville Municipal Water?
We’re looking for two different types of awards from the Court:
- For members who have suffered, or are currently suffering health problems that can be related back to the unsafe water, we’re requesting monetary damages stemming from their health problems and treatment.
- For members who appear to be healthy but live in the affected area, we’re seeking to establish a fund whereby they can receive medical monitoring catered for early detection of any health problems (cancers, etc.) that might spring up due to the water issues.