Schenectady, NY asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Environmental for New York

Q: To whom it may concern< I have lived in Scotia, NY for 36 years and would like to sue the village of Scotia.

I am now 64 years old and at the age of 58 was diagnosed with severe Osteoporosis (i was told i have the bones of an 80 year old. I have seen several specialists who have no idea why I should have such a severe case. I do not smoke and i rarely drink. However, Scotia does fluoridate its water supply. I have several pieces of research written by scientists, doctors and toxicologists both recent and some information dating back as far as the 1950's on how detrimental fluoride is to bone. As you may know, Flouride was officially classified as a neurotoxin in several of the world's top medical journals recently and I do have research to back up this claim . There is strong evidence that fluoride has a negative impact on our health and that this impact has been increasing at a rapid pace in the past few years. My quality of life depends on keeping myself healthy and I am depending on you to help me by removing it from our water supply. Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: These types of cases could be complex, because of the level of scientific and medical expertise required. If you yourself are contemplating legal action, a consultation with an attorney could enable you to learn, at the very least, time tables, deadlines, statutes of limitations, and notices of claim requirements within which you must act to preserve your legal rights. There is an organization called the Fluoride Action Network. Their website posts resources about Fluoride. I am not familiar with their work, but they could be a starting point for gathering additional information.

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