Attorney Jim Leach of Jim Leach, LC has instituted a lawsuit in order to enable a full legal investigation into all relevant facts leading up to and surrounding the aftermath of the catastrophic fire at the former Ames plant in Parkersburg, WV. Mr. Leach is partnering with Detroit-based Liddle & Dubin, P.C., a firm that focuses on class action litigation surrounding environmental impacts to assist with the complexity of this tragedy for local residents. Impacted residents are encouraged to fill out the questionnaire below to learn more about your rights.
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What To Do If You Are Affected
The former Ames plant fire, which erupted on October 21, 2017, has released massive amounts of particles and smoke into the air which has caused concerns over the air quality in the area. According to Camden Clark Medical Center, fine particles in the air are able to travel deep into the respiratory tract and cause shortness of breath or worsen pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma or COPD. Children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory or heart problems should be particularly careful. Some of the symptoms associated with complications arising from this fire may include:
- Shortness of breath
- Red, irritated eyes
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
- Sore throat
If you experienced any of these symptoms following the IEI Plastics fire, you may be entitled to damages. In addition to these medical symptoms, you may also be entitled to damages if you were kept away from your home as a result of the October 21, 2017 fire at the former Ames plant, if you were required to stay inside your house as a result of this fire, or if you were exposed to smoke, fumes, odors, particulate, or fallout by this fire. If you have experienced any of the above, please contact our office to find out what rights you have.
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As our investigation progresses, we will be posting regular updates regarding the former Ames plant fire on our blog. Please check back frequently for the latest news and information, and do not hesitate to contact our office or visit our Facebook page if you have any questions or concerns.