Virtual Press Conference on April 15, 2020, at 5:30 P.M. Watch here.
On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, Clifford Law Offices filed a lawsuit against the companies responsible for the negligent demolition of a smokestack in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood Saturday that created a hazardous massive plume of smoke that covered the entire neighborhood.
Kathryn Ramirez-Mercado, resident of Little Village who lives just yards from the property line of the Crawford coal plant, suffers from asthma and said that she is afraid to go outside with the dust all over her property and the entire area, particularly in light of the coronavirus pandemic that has compromised so many people.
“The companies responsible for this negligent act have a lot of questions to answer about the risks to which they exposed Chicago’s residents,” said Sean P. Driscoll, partner at Clifford Law Offices. “The residents deserve answers that aren’t forthcoming from companies that already admitted they didn’t follow safety measures that are necessary for the demolition of an old structure.”
“Nothing was done to make sure that the smoke was contained on their property,” Ramirez-Mercado said. “Nothing was done to minimize the effect of this hazardous material to not flow to all of us surrounding this plant.”
Clifford Law Offices held a live virtual press conference at 5:30 p.m. April 15, 2020. For more information, contact Communications Partner Pamela Sakowicz Menaker at 847-721-0909.