Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Tangelo Park cancer cluster lawsuit.
What Does the Lawsuit Allege?
Our lawsuit alleges that the facility, a leading aerospace engineering company, released contaminants into the air that led to a cancer cluster near its Orlando site. If you live or work in the Tangelo Park area and have been diagnosed with cancer or multiple sclerosis (MS), you may be eligible for compensation.
How Did This Happen?
Extreme levels of contamination have been detected in the soil and groundwater at the Tangelo Park facility. The contaminants of greatest concern are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) such as TCE and methylene chloride. VOCs vaporize and convert to highly toxic gases which can travel offsite and be inhaled, ingested, or contacted by those living and working in the area.
The VOCs at the facility are powerful carcinogens that attack virtually every system in the body: the central nervous system, respiratory system, reproductive system, and endocrine system, among others. They’re toxic to the skin, heart, and immune system. They can cause birth defects and developmental disorders.
This contamination is the result of decades of environmental mismanagement. Rather than dispose of the VOCs responsibly, the company dug ditches and dumped waste sludges in them. This led to massive pollution at the facility. They also allowed waste collection systems to degrade and leak into underground pipes.
The manufacturer has known about the contamination for decades; however, their actions have exacerbated the issue. The company has disturbed contaminated soils, causing contaminants to become airborne and travel offsite. They’ve also vented large concentrations of VOCs directly into the air people breathe.
As a result, many people have fallen ill of various types of cancer. Some have formed lasting conditions such as MS.
Am I Eligible To Join the Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one live or work in the vicinity of the Tangelo Park complex and were diagnosed with any form of cancer, you may be eligible to join our lawsuit. To find out, answer a few brief questions.
Can I Afford a Lawyer?
You might associate lawyers with high hourly fees, but that’s not how we operate at Morgan & Morgan. We believe that everyone is entitled to high-quality legal representation, regardless of their financial status. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we get paid only if you win. It costs nothing to hire us, and the initial consultation is always free.
If you were diagnosed with cancer or MS, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your hardship. Take this brief questionnaire to find out if you have a case.