The Water Authority is working with the Rhode Island based Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm and a consortium of other experienced water contamination law firms including Law Office of Kevin Madonna and the SL Environmental Law Group to sue 3M Company, DuPont, and other companies for their involvement in PFAS manufacturing that lead to contamination of the Authority’s drinking water. KENT COUNTY, R.I., August 03, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Kent County Water Authority has retained a consortium of experienced water contamination law firms, including the local law firm of Marin, Barrett, and Murphy, to represent them in litigation and settlement of claims against the 3M Company, E.I. Dupont, and other manufacturers of toxic PFAS chemicals with a focus on the use of PFAS in firefighting foam (AFFF). These toxic chemicals were used for decades throughout Kent County and have contaminated the drinking water supply and water sources utilized by the Kent County Water Authority. The costs to remove of these toxic ‘forever chemicals’ has created a financial burden for the Kent County Water Authority and initiation of this litigation and the terms of the proposed settlement will allow KCWA to hold the PFAS manufacturers financially accountable for the costs, expenses, and impacts caused by...Continue reading
Over the past decade, our families at Marin, Barrett, & Murphy have been very focused on how to remove as many chemicals as we can from our family and work environments. Can you blame us? In our line of work, we can't help but be very active when it comes to being as vigilant as possible when it comes to avoiding as many chemicals as possible. But the one chemical that really blows our minds is PFAS or what is known as a forever chemical. “According to a 2015 report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, an astonishing 97 percent of Americans have at least some forever chemicals in their blood” Or in other words, while we have all been enjoying cooking our scrambled eggs with an easy post clean up - we were all ingesting a little bit of the chemical in Teflon known as PFAS, short for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances. And it’s not just our favorite non-stick pans. PFAS have found their way into an extensive range of consumer products and commercial uses, causing widespread contamination of water, soil, and even...Continue reading
Written by: Attorney Kensley BarrettPublished on: June 2, 2023Uterine cancer, recognized as the most prevalent cancer within the female reproductive system, warrants our undivided attention. At the Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm, we're committed to spreading awareness about this significant health concern. One of the most crucial steps we can take in the fight against this disease is to understand and underscore the vital role of early detection. Understanding Uterine Cancer: It's human nature to flinch upon hearing the word 'cancer.' Nevertheless, when it comes to uterine cancer, a swift diagnosis can dramatically improve outcomes. This disease originates within the uterus, a pear-shaped organ nestled in a woman's pelvis. This is the place where life blossoms when a woman is expecting. Uterine cancer is generally a post-menopausal occurrence but can manifest earlier under specific circumstances. Recent scientific investigations have exposed an unsettling link between the use of hair relaxer products and an increased risk of uterine cancer. Our responsibility to our community demands that we relay this crucial information, encouraging awareness and caution. The Imperative of Early Detection: Why does an early diagnosis make such a substantial difference in the context of uterine cancer? Here are some of the...Continue reading
BREAKING NEWS AND CURRENT CASES
MAY 12th, 2023: CHICAGO TO BE CENTER OF MASSIVE CLASS-ACTION HAIR RELAXER LAWSUIT
In a major legal development, Chicago is set to become the focal point of a massive class-action lawsuit concerning hair relaxer products. The lawsuit alleges that these products have caused severe health issues and permanent hair loss for numerous individuals who have used them.
The lawsuit, which is being filed against several prominent hair relaxer manufacturers, claims that the products contain harmful chemicals that were not adequately disclosed to consumers. These chemicals are believed to have led to a range of health problems, including scalp burns, hair breakage, and allergic reactions.
If you or someone you know has experienced health problems or hair loss as a result of using hair relaxer products, it is crucial to stay informed about this developing case. Keep an eye on further updates as the lawsuit progresses and consult with legal professionals specializing in product liability to understand your rights and options.
We will continue to monitor this class-action lawsuit closely and provide updates on our website as new information becomes available.