Computer manufacturer is the defendant in a recently-filed personal injury lawsuit. The plaintiffs in the personal injury lawsuit claim that IBM caused cancer in and around a New York town where the company was founded. According to the complaint, the IBM factory released a toxic plume from 1924 through 2002 into the groundwater that also led to the contamination of the air and soil. According to the personal injury lawsuit, this pollution led to personal injury and wrongful death, including congenital heart defects in children and kidney cancer in adults.
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