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We Handle Water Contamination Lawsuits in Louisiana

If you have been exposed to contaminated drinking water in Louisiana, you may need to file a water contamination lawsuit. Contact us to learn more.

What’s Lurking in Your Drinking Water?

Water contamination occurs when harmful substances enter the water supply. These water contaminants can come from various sources, including industrial waste, agricultural runoff, and faulty water treatment systems. 

Exposure to contaminated water can cause many severe illnesses and diseases, including cancer, gastrointestinal problems, and neurological disorders. Contaminated water diseases can include giardiasis, salmonellosis, and more. It may also be harmful to pregnant women and cause developmental issues in children. 

Unfortunately, many contaminants are invisible and odorless, meaning you may ingest them for a long time before you are aware of the problem. If you believe you have been drinking contaminated water, you may have a case for compensation. The attorneys at Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello can help you determine what to do next. Contact us today to learn more.

Understanding Water Contamination in Louisiana

Louisiana is particularly susceptible to water contamination because of its high concentration of industrial activity. Many communities in Louisiana rely on water that is particularly vulnerable to contamination. In addition, Louisiana has a long history of oil and gas production, which can contaminate water supplies through fracking, drilling, and spills. 

Causes of Water Contamination

Various factors, including industrial activity, agricultural runoff, sewage spills, faulty water treatment systems, and oil and gas production, can cause water contamination. In addition, residential activities such as pesticide use and even vehicle pollution can cause contamination. Some contamination is natural, such as radon and certain minerals.

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Common Contaminants in Drinking Water

Many different substances can contaminate drinking water. They can include:


Lead is a natural element found in older homes, buildings, and other structures and can cause serious health problems, particularly in children. Lead can enter the water supply through old plumbing systems and lead pipes.


PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances,  are chemicals commonly used in manufacturing. Exposure can cause a variety of health problems, including cancer and thyroid disease.

Other Contaminants

Other common contaminants include pesticides, herbicides, and heavy metals such as arsenic and mercury. Radon can also get into your water, and even natural elements like manganese can impact your health if there are high levels in your water.

Who May Be Affected By Water Contamination in Louisiana

Anyone can be affected by contaminated water in Louisiana, even those with public water at home or at work. However, individuals who rely on private wells or live near industrial sites may be at a higher risk of exposure to contaminated water. Workers in specific industries, such as agriculture and manufacturing, may also be exposed to contaminated water.


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What to Do if You Suspect Your Water Is Contaminated

If you suspect your water is contaminated, you should get it tested immediately to determine if it is safe. After you’ve tested your water, you may need to contact a toxic torts lawyer to help you decide what to do next. If your water is contaminated, we can help you determine who is responsible for any health issues that it may have caused and determine if you are eligible for compensation. 

The responsible party may also need to compensate you for a remediation system. Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello can help you understand your legal options.

How It Works

Step 1: Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, we will discuss the details of your case and help you determine if you have a water contamination lawsuit.

Step 2: We’ll Determine Who Is At Fault

We will investigate the cause of the water contamination and determine who is responsible for your damages. This may include government agencies, private companies, or individuals.

Step 3: We Will Build a Case

Once we have determined fault, we will work together to build a strong case on your behalf. We will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and prepare for trial if necessary.

Why Choose Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello?

We have years of experience representing clients in Louisiana, including extensive experience in toxic torts and environmental disasters. We understand the complexities of these cases and are committed to helping our clients with their contaminated water lawsuits. Contact us today with any questions.

Request a Free Consultation Today

If you have been exposed to contaminated drinking water, a water contamination lawyer can help determine what to do next. Contact Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello today to schedule a free consultation about your water contamination lawsuit.

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