After a nearly 11-year battle, 88 neighbors of the former General Electric Powerex facility will get their day in court, as their lawsuit against GE for drinking-water-well contamination is going to trial.
The case involves the alleged contamination of the plaintiffs’ drinking water by General Electric, which was discovered in 2000. The non-jury trial will begin on Monday, April 23, 2012 in New York State Supreme Court, Monroe County, before the Hon. Ann Marie Taddeo.
Eighty-eight people from 35 families who live or lived in the towns of Aurelius and Fleming began this case in June 2001, alleging negligence due to their well water being contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE) — associated with kidney, liver and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and other cancers — and vinyl chloride, a cause of liver cancer. Plaintiffs are claiming damages in excess of $10 million, including expenses associated with replacing their water supply and future expenses associated with a medical monitoring and surveillance program to provide screening and early detection of the cancers and other illnesses associated with TCE and vinyl chloride exposure. More…
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Hadley Matarazzo focuses her practice on toxic torts, environmental law, medical malpractice and product liability. A city of Rochester, N.Y. resident, she earned her law degree from the Rutgers University School of Law Newark and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont.
Elizabeth K. Zorn of Faraci Lange LLP has been named president-elect of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC).
Zorn was named the 2010 AALNC Member of the Year, she serves on the board of directors, and she has been a member of the organization for more than 15 years. In 2006, Zorn started the LNCExchange, a Yahoo Group for legal nurse consultants and other professionals who work in medical legal litigation. Today, the LNCExchange has more than 1,450 members nationwide and generates about 450 posts per month – serving as a unique networking and educational resource for legal nurse consultants across the country.
A legal nurse consultant at Faraci Lange and a registered nurse, Zorn is a recognized authority in her field. She wrote a chapter about a legal nurse consultant’s role in a law firm for the AALNC core textbook, “Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice.” She also has contributed two modules to the organization’s online LNC course and has published an article about the LNCExchange in the Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting.
Elizabeth Zorn resides in the town of Victor, N.Y.