OpenJurist

Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Camp Meeker California

Camp Meeker, California is an unincorporated village located on the Bohemian Highway, between Occidental and Monte Rio. It has approximately 350 homes on properties ranging from a couple thousand square feet to many acres, some flat and sunny, some on steep narrow gauge railroad type one-way streets. The population hovers around 2,461 souls. Set amidst redwoods directly on Dutch Bill Creek, it gets an average of 55 inches of rainfall spread over about 70 average days during the winter season. Camp Meeker takes its name from Melvin Cyrus Meeker, a Lumber Barron who established several mills in the area circa 1866. Located on the old North Coast Narrow Gauge Railroad (since abandoned) originating in Tiburon on San Francisco Bay, and extending to the Bohemian Grove in Monte Rio, and beyond to Duncans Mills on the Russian River, Camp Meeker was the center of logging the Great Ancient Redwoods that built and then rebuilt San Francisco after the '06 Quake. Pacific Ocean. Like many other towns in West Sonoma County, Camp Meeker was Subdivided in 1898 By Meeker after being logged out, and the lots (all 25' by 12', perfect for a tent) were sold for $75 with a one room cabin. It was mostly a vacation place for people who took the train from San Francisco around 1900. Camp Meeker is the home of St. Dorothy's Rest, a retreat center and summer camp. Fire protection is provided by the Camp Meeker Volunteer Fire Department. In 2003, the department claimed that Camp Meeker was the only place in Sonoma County which places fire hydrants every 500 ft (150 m). As of December 2001, one year class of Wild Coho Salmon have been spawning in Dutch Bill Creek. In 2002 Dutch Bill Creek has been part of the captive broadstock program and since 2006 juvenile coho have been released in DBC as a part of this program. As of November 15, 2009, Camp Meeker has just transformed its long overgrown recreational park on Dutch Bill Creek by removing the old WPA era dam and installing a beautiful bridge where the dam was. The entire area was rebuilt by PCI, Inc, under contract with the GOLD RIDGE RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT after years of study, public meetings and approvals by every agency with an acronym in the world... http://www. campmeeker. org/CMRPD/DutchBill/dutch_bill_fish_passage2008-10-23. pdf

What is toxic tort law?

Toxic Tort cases involve people who have been injured through exposure to dangerous pharmaceuticals or chemical substances in the environment, on the job, or in consumer products -- including carcinogenic agents, lead, benzene, silica, harmful solvents, hazardous waste, and pesticides to name a few.

Most toxic tort cases have arisen either from exposure to pharmaceutical drugs or occupational exposures. Most pharmaceutical toxic injury cases are mass tort cases, because drugs are consumed by thousands of people, many of whom become ill from a toxic drug. There have also been many occupational toxic tort cases, because industrial and other workers are often chronically exposed to toxic chemicals - more so than consumers and residents. Most of the law in this area arises from asbestos exposure, but thousands of toxic chemicals are used in industry and workers in these areas can experience a variety of toxic injuries. Unlike the general population, which is exposed to trace amounts of thousands of different chemicals in the environment, industrial workers are regularly exposed to much higher levels of chemicals and therefore have a greater risk of developing disease from particular chemical exposures than the general population. The home has recently become the subject of toxic tort litigation, mostly due to mold contamination, but also due to construction materials such as formaldehyde-treated wood and carpet. Toxic tort cases also arise when people are exposed to consumer products such as pesticides and suffer injury. Lastly, people can also be injured from environmental toxins in the air or in drinking water.

Answers to toxic tort law issues in California

In certain kinds of cases, lawyers charge what is called a contingency fee. Instead of billing by the hour, the...

Because of the health problems caused by lead poisoning, the federal Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction...

Property owners may be liable for tenant health problems caused by exposure to environmental hazards, such as...

In general, mass tort cases involve a large number of individual claimants with claims associated with a single...