Water contamination accounts for some seven million cases of illness per year and about a thousand fatalities. There is a wide range of contaminates that exist in water, from synthetic man made compounds to bacteria and viruses that have not been filtered out of drinking water. Most water contamination illnesses go unreported because the symptoms are hard to distinguish from food poisoning.
Symptoms can vary in severity depending on the contaminant in your water. Those with weakened immune systems, such as young children, the elderly, and those with medical problems face more severe symptoms. Symptoms also vary depending on how long you've been drinking the water. If the local water supply is contaminated, more symptoms such as birth defects and cancer can occur. Common symptoms include:
If you have been injured by contaminated water, it may be wise to consult a personal injury lawyer. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you estimate your damages and identify the source of contamination. A personal injury lawyer can also represent you in court and file any necessary paperwork.
Last Modified: 06-10-2014 12:47 PM PDTLaw Library Disclaimer
We've helped more than 4 million clients find the right lawyer – for free. Present your case online in minutes. LegalMatch matches you to pre-screened lawyers in your city or county based on the specifics of your case. Within 24 hours experienced local lawyers review it and evaluate if you have a solid case. If so, attorneys respond with an offer to represent you that includes a full attorney profile with details on their fee structure, background, and ratings by other LegalMatch users so you can decide if they're the right lawyer for you.