The amount and the steps how to be compensated all depend on proving that living in Yakima caused the medical problems that you discussed above. This can be very expensive to do and may well be very difficult to prove since a large amount of time has passed since the Manhattan Project. There are a variety of other legal issues in play here as well. Please feel free to call so we can discuss this in more depth. Thanks for your question. -Fred
Settlements involving several hundred plaintiffs have already been reached in toxic exposure cases related to the Manhattan Project. Cases of this type often involve a great many injured people and are typically consolidated into a federal multi-district litigation with one or several law firms acting as lead counsel for all the plaintiffs. I suggest starting by searching the Internet and contacting whatever firm may still have an active case involving Hanford exposures for a consultation.
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There are still slightly less than 1000 people in this lawsuit, and it is still possible to go after the DOE.
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