Philadelphia School District Asbestos Lawsuit Investigation

Sauder Schelkopf is investigating potential litigation related to asbestos in Philadelphia public schools. The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) filed a lawsuit in January 2020 against the School District of Philadelphia related to the district’s handling of the ongoing asbestos problem in some of the city’s oldest school buildings. The PFT alleges that the School District has failed to keep approximately 125,000 students and 13,000 employees safe from asbestos in its oldest buildings.

The Philadelphia Inquirer School Checkup tool allows you to see where the district recently found damaged asbestos during its 2018-19 federally-mandated inspections.

It was reported that “The Philadelphia school board signed off [on Feb. 27, 2020] on an $850,000 settlement with the teacher diagnosed with an especially lethal form of cancer after 30 years of teaching in city schools now known to have had damaged asbestos.”

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If you were on the facility, staff or were a student in the Philadelphia School District and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact the lawyers at Sauder Schelkopf by filling out the form on this page or calling 888.711.9975

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