On February 5, 2019, attorney Robert Teel and the law firms Edelson P.C. and Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC sued five corporations that designed, produced, and distributed a firefighting foam call Aqueous Film Forming Foam (or AFFF) allegedly used at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and at the Naval Outlying Landing Field Coupeville on Whidbey Island. The AFFF produced and sold by the defendants is alleged to contain toxic chemicals called PFAS—perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances—which have been identified on Whidbey Island in concentrations above acceptable exposure levels.
As a result, the lawsuit alleges, significant portions of the water supply and soil lawsuit on Whidbey Island are contaminated with PFASs, exposing residents to significant health risks and devaluing their properties. The lawsuit accuses the companies of producing and selling their AFFF products knowing they contained highly toxic PFAS that would inevitably reach the water supply and cause harm. Read a copy of the complaint here.
If you are a current or former Whidbey Island resident, your health and property value may be adversely affected as a result of PFAS contamination. You may be eligible to recover damages. The attorneys who filed the class action lawsuit are seeking to file individual cases as well. Whidbey Island residents are urged to contact them for a free case consultation. To learn more visit http://www.whidbeyislandpfas.com/ or www.universaljustice.org.