Flint Water Settlement
Adoptive parents, you may have a child who was previously exposed to contaminated water provided by the Flint Water Plant during the outlined period of the Flint Water Settlement. As a result, your child may be registered in the settlement with a court-appointed legal team as representation. If you wish for your child to participate in the settlement, review the material on this webpage and the Sample Letter to Parents of Adoptive Children below - under Additional Resources. Court-appointed legal teams may reach out with a communication similar to the Sample Letter or through phone for further discussion. Please respond to these communications in a timely manner if you wish to continue the settlement process.
On January 21, 2021, Judge Judith E. Levy of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan approved a preliminary settlement for business owners, residents, children, and others who were exposed to contaminated water provided by the Flint Water Treatment Plant during the period of April 25, 2014 to November 16, 2020.
Anyone may submit a Registration Form if during the period April 25, 2014 to November 16, 2020, you are claiming or could claim personal injury, property damage, business economic loss, unjust enrichment, breach of contract, or any other type of damage, injury, or relief, and:
- You owned, rented, or lived in a residence that received water from the Flint Water Treatment Plant, or were legally liable for the payment of bills for such water;
- You owned or operated a business that received water from the Flint Water Treatment Plant, or were legally liable for the payment of bills for such water;
- You ingested or came into contact (for example, you drank, ate, cooked, bathed, showered, washed clothing or washed dishes) with water received from the Flint Water Treatment Plant, for at least twenty-one (21) days during any thirty (30) day period, during the period April 25, 2014 to November 16, 2020; or
- During the period April 25, 2014 through December 31, 2018, you were both exposed to water received from the Flint Water Treatment Plant during that time, and you were diagnosed with Legionnaires' Disease.
If you are not certain you or an individual in your care qualifies for a portion of the settlement, submit a Registration Form before March 29th, 2021 to ensure your rights are secured. Please click the link below to navigate to the Official Flint Water Settlement website.
You MUST submit a completed Registration Form on the claim's website www.officialflintwatersettlement.com OR by mail before the March 29th, 2021 deadline to qualify for a settlement. There is an option to create a new account on the Official Flint Water Settlement website to submit your Registration Form online. Alternatively, you may download and print a copy of the Registration Form and mail to: Flint Water Settlement Program, 1775 Saint James Place, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77056.