Class action lawsuits have been filed by Flint residents against Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and additional government officials.
These include actions filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Genesee County Circuit Court, and the Court of Claims. You can read each of the complaints by clicking on the links below:
- S. Dist. Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Complaint;
- Genesee County Circuit Court Complaint;
- Court of Claims Complaint
According to officials, when Flint switched its water supply from the Detroit supply to the Flint River in the spring of 2014 to save money, it was intended as a temporary measure until a new water line to Lake Huron could be built. However, the improperly treated water from the Flint River caused lead to leach from pipes.
The class action lawsuits allege that from June through September 2014, MDHHS had reports indicating a dramatic increase in elevated blood lead levels of the children of Flint, yet sat on the information for more than 10 months. Had this information been acted upon, the lawsuits allege that lead poisoning of many of Flint’s children could have been avoided.
For more information about these class action lawsuits, or if you have been injured as a result of exposure to Flint water, feel free to contact Class Action/Mass Tort Attorney Pamela A. Borgess of Borgess Law, LLC at (567) 455-5955 or toll-free at (844) LAW-9144. You can also contact Borgess Law, LLC by submitting an online inquiry or emailing Attorney Borgess directly at [email protected]. Borgess Law, LLC never charges a fee for an initial consultation.