Gifford says the exposure worsened a lifelong liver condition, causing him to be diagnosed with early-onset Type 2 diabetes.
His lawyer said aside from the liver condition, Gifford has been in generally good health.
“The exposure to these toxins damaged his already susceptible liver even further,” his lawyer said, according to The Seattle Times. “Now, he faces ongoing medical care.”
A spokesperson for the city said they don’t comment on active claims.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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