Kansas City, MO asked in Personal Injury for Kansas

Q: How do I find out if a company is liable for personal injury.

I have a 15 year old daughter who had a brain tumor removed this past April. Her Neuro-oncologist made a referral to a geneticist because he said that in actuality cancers are rare in young people. I also have another daughter that had hodgkin's lymphoma in 2010. He said to have 2 siblings to have cancer young is very unusual. The geneticist found no hereditary links so this brings up the possibility of some kind of exposure. We lived within 1.5 miles from a plant that has had very high rates of cancer, brain tumors and other illness not only at their plant but at the office buildings on the same campus. This company has had several names - Honeywell, Allied Signal, and Bendix. Their campus is currently sealed off and will take millions to clean up. The Department of Energy has paid out millions to some of their employees that worked there but my understanding it has only been a fraction of the ill employees. I have not seen anyone address the surrounding community.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: You need to first help your family by having your water and house tested. Contact a member of Ks Assn for Justice who handles toxics--they give free consultations. The cases are incredibly tough to prove, though.

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