Re: acute mecury poisoning
Posted by mary on 2/13/04
When was the house destroyed? How long have you been out of it?
On 2/13/04, Fred R Dressler wrote:
> thanks.. I was 9yrs old when my 13 yr old brother (not a high
> school student), walked next door to the high school and
> returned with it.. he died four years later of unrelated
> causes.. I put it in my mouth..and spilled the entirety.. a
> succession a catastrophic events pushed it from memory until..
> being diagnosed 3 months ago with acute mercury poisoning.. I
> had to think.."where have I been around mercury?", the memory
> hit me like a ton of bricks.. I am now realizing just how many
> people may be effected.. the house has since been destroyed by
> fire... I wrote the school board to inform them of the event
> but got no reply... I did so because I thought it may pose a
> continued hazard due to it's close proximty..
> On 2/13/04, mary wrote:
>> Are you an owner of the property? Renter, guest? Parent of a
>> participating child? Teacher at the school? Need some more
>> facts. Are you potentially at fault? Why haven't you told
>> anyone? This is a bad scenario, one that has been repeated a
>> number of times.
>> Best Regards,
>> On 2/13/04, Fred R Dressler wrote:
>>> A high science lab was "relieved" of a 1 lb..(16oz) flask
>>> of pure liquid mercury, taken to a residence aproximately
>>> 50 ft from school poperty, was drank by a 9 year old boy
>>> and subsequently spilled throughout the second floor of
>>> the two story, wood frame house.
>>> Due to it's proximatey to the school it was very popular
>>> with disinfranchised youth. over a decade the mercury
>>> seeped though the floorboards of the second story,
>>> directly above the kitchen area until eventually puddling
>>> above, and leaking from the kitchen ceiling... for a
>>> decade as many as fifty other individuals (kids)
>>> were "rained" on by mercury... I'm 43 and have the
>>> neurological motorskills of a man twice my age... is it
>>> a "tort" case or a "class action"? considering the number
>>> of people who are not yet aware of the problem... (I
>>> haven't told them yet)...can anyone help me?...
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