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Expertise in Environmental Mass Tort Law:
Los Angeles County Landfill Lawsuit

Sunshine Canyon & Chiquita Canyon Landfill Lawyers

The chemical reactions at two Southern California landfills have gone unchecked and grown to be uncontrollable, wreaking havoc due to the unbearable odors and potentially contaminated water sources in the neighborhoods and communities near Sunshine Canyon and Chiquita Canyon Landfills.

Taking Legal Action

Frantz Law Group is now initiating litigation against the operators of these Los Angeles County landfills on behalf of affected residents. This lawsuit will allege that the operators of these landfills allowed chemical reactions to spiral out of control, becoming a public nuisance and harming the health of people in nearby communities.

The ongoing lawsuit against the Sunshine Canyon and Chiquita Canyon landfills encompasses many communities impacted by their environmental negligence. If you reside in any of the following areas and have experienced health problems or other negative effects associated with the landfills, you may be eligible for compensation:

  • Porter Ranch

  • Northridge

  • Newhall

  • Granada Hills

  • Sylmar

  • Valencia

  • Chatsworth

  • Santa Clarita

  • Castaic

  • Saugus

Are you a resident that is suffering or recently suffered from:

  • headaches/migraines
  • nasal congestion
  • eye, nose, throat irritation
  • hoarseness/sore throat
  • skin rashes/irritation
  • wheezing
  • cough
  • nosebleeds
  • chest tightness
  • shortness of breath
  • respiratory issues
  • heart palpitations
  • nausea/vomiting
  • drowsiness

No Cost to You

We understand the financial burden that legal proceedings may entail. Rest assured, there is no cost for you to join this lawsuit. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay if we secure a recovery on your behalf. If there is no recovery, then you do not reimburse the firm for the lawsuit expenses we advance on your behalf.  They are repaid only if there is a recovery.  Your interests are our priority, and we are committed to achieving the compensation you deserve.

Your Right to Seek Compensation

If you or someone you know has suffered from exposure to toxic landfill conditions, you have the right to seek compensation.

In the face of ecological damage, personal injury, and damage to larger communities of people living within defined ecosystems caused by defective products, dangerous drugs, and more, the need for experienced legal representation becomes paramount. 

At Frantz Law Group, we specialize in environmental mass tort law and offer expert guidance and advocacy to victims of environmental mass tort claims. 

Call our Environmental Mass Tort attorneys at (855) 735-5945 or contact us online for a free case evaluation today.

What Are Environmental Mass Torts?

Environmental mass torts arise when a large number of individuals suffer similar injuries or damages due to environmental harm caused by the negligence or misconduct of certain entities. These entities can include pharmaceutical and public utility companies, manufacturers, or large industrial corporations. 

Environmental mass tort cases usually involve a multitude of plaintiffs seeking justice for injuries resulting from pollution, toxic exposure, groundwater contamination, and other forms of pollution or toxic environmental activities. These cases often involve catastrophic consequences that impact communities and individuals alike. 

Here are some examples to know:

  • Wildfires: Wildfire mass tort claims occur when negligence, often by utility companies or landowners, leads to or worsens a wildfire, affecting numerous plaintiffs who face personal injuries, property damage, and other losses.
  • Mudslides: Mass tort claims can arise from large-scale environmental events like mudslides, encompassing many individuals who face property damage, health issues, and various losses from the disaster.
  • Pollution and Air Quality: When industries release pollutants into the air, it can result in serious health problems for nearby residents. Cases involving air pollution may include respiratory issues, neurological disorders, and other ailments.
  • Toxic Exposure: Individuals who have been exposed to hazardous substances, whether through their occupation or residential proximity to toxic sites, may suffer from severe health complications. For example, mesothelioma results from exposure to asbestos and can also lead to long-lasting side effects, serious injuries, and sometimes even wrongful death.
  • Groundwater Contamination: Contamination of groundwater sources with hazardous chemicals or substances can lead to serious health risks for communities that rely on these water sources for drinking and daily activities.
  • Defective Products: Products that are poorly designed or manufactured using low-quality, or hazardous raw materials, can have detrimental effects on both human health and the environment. Cases involving defective products may include unsafe consumer goods, faulty medical devices, and other items that pose risks to users and the environment. This also delves into product liability.
  • Industrial Waste Disposal: Improper disposal of industrial waste can lead to soil and water contamination, impacting the environment and nearby communities.  A popularized example of this is the case led by Erin Brockovich.
  • Pharmaceutical Drugs: Defective drugs sold as common over-the-counter consumer products or otherwise for specialized health or injury cases can lead to many side effects. Some may even last a lifetime and deserve to be compensated for. 

In an environmental mass tort lawsuit, each plaintiff brings forward an individual claim for compensation rather than joining a class action lawsuit. This approach allows a far more personalized focus on each case, ensuring that the unique circumstances of each plaintiff are fully considered in pursuing rightful compensation.

Keep in mind that, unlike a class action which has multidistrict litigation, this involves more of an individual case-to-case exploration as each claim has its own settlement. A mass tort action is still structured as an individual lawsuit.

At Frantz Law Group, our experienced personal injury lawyers and environment mass tort attorneys are dedicated to advocating for your rights. With a wide range of practice areas, we understand how much these cases can damage your life and the lives of large groups of people and are committed to getting you the justice and compensation you deserve. 

Our Expertise in Environmental Mass Torts

When it comes to navigating the intricate landscape of environmental mass torts, you need lawyers with a wealth of experience and expertise. At Frantz Law Group, we bring 45 years of experience and a proven track record to the forefront, standing as a beacon of hope for individuals and communities affected by environmental harm.

Our firm’s history goes hand in hand with a legacy of success in environmental mass tort litigation. We have represented countless clients in complex cases, securing favorable outcomes and just compensation for victims of environmental damage. 

Led by a legal team of seasoned environmental mass tort lawyers, Frantz Law Group stands as a testament to legal excellence. Our team’s qualifications, certifications, and specialized expertise position us as leaders in this field. 

Of course, at the heart of our practice is the client-centric approach that places your needs, concerns, and well-being as our priority. We understand that environmental mass tort cases impact not only individuals but entire communities. 

Our commitment to personalized service ensures that your case is given the attention it deserves and your voice is heard throughout the entire legal process.

How We Can Help You

Navigating the maze of legal complexities within environmental mass torts requires a strategic and comprehensive approach. We’ll provide you with the excerpt guidance and unwavering support needed to navigate each stage of the legal process.

This includes various stages, from case assessment and investigation to negotiation and litigation, depending on the opposite party’s responses. We have trial lawyers ready as well to help you through the stressful process of appearing at court if it gets there, ensuring you understand the nuances of your case and the potential paths forward.

We recognize that no two environmental mass tort cases are alike. That’s why our approach is grounded in offering personalized services tailored to your unique circumstances. From the moment you reach out to us for your free case evaluation, we work diligently to understand the details of your situation, assess the extent of the harm suffered, and develop a strategic plan to pursue justice and compensation.

You need advocacy that counts. At Frantz Law Group, we’ll stand by your side from start to finish, handling all the aspects of your case. 

Our goal is not only to seek compensation for you but also to hold accountable those responsible for such environmental harm in the first place.

To set up a free initial consultation with an attorney at our firm, contact Frantz Law Group. We serve clients throughout California and nationwide from our offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, and Riverside.

Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation

If you or your community have been affected by environmental harm, don’t hesitate to take action. The first thing to do to seek justice and hold those responsible begins with a free consultation at our law firm.

Our team of experienced environmental mass tort lawyers is ready to listen to your story, understand your circumstances, and provide you with the roadmap you need to move forward clearly.

To schedule your free consultation, reach out to us at our toll-free number at 855-735-5945. You can also fill out our online form and request a callback from our team. 

Your journey toward justice starts today with you taking action — and we’re here to stand by your side every step of the way. 

Get started now! 



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