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PFAS Exposure Lawsuits

Have you been exposed to PFAS (aka “forever chemicals”? If so, you are not alone. Millions of people have been exposed to PFAS, through various ways, including:

  1. Drinking water contaminated with PFAS from industrial sites, landfills, or firefighting training facilities.
  2. Eating food that has been packaged in materials containing PFAS or grown in PFAS-contaminated soil or water.
  3. Using products that contain PFAS, such as certain cosmetics, non-stick cookware, or stain-resistant coatings on carpets and furniture.
  4. Working in industries that manufacture or use PFAS.

Studies show that exposure to certain PFAS may be associated with a wide variety of health issues, including increased risk of certain cancers, developmental effects in children, reduced fertility, and interference with the body’s natural hormones and immune system. The biggest danger of PFAS exposure is cancer. If you (or a member of your family) developed cancer as the result of PFAS exposure, please call our office today. The consultation is completely free and without any obligation. If we accept your case, there is no fee for our services unless we recover money for you.

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Understanding PFAS

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals used in various industries around the world since the 1940s. These chemicals, known for their resistance to water, oil, and heat, are commonly found in products such as non-stick cookware, water-repellent clothing, stain-resistant fabrics, and firefighting foams. Despite their widespread use, PFAS are now recognized as a serious environmental and public health concern, especially as PFAS has known to taint water supplies. This means people have been exposed and are directly ingesting PFAS with the water they drink.

The Dangers of PFAS Exposure

Prolonged exposure to PFAS has been linked to numerous health problems, including:

  • Cancer: Studies have shown a connection between PFAS exposure and an increased risk of certain cancers, such as kidney and testicular cancer.
  • Immune System Suppression: PFAS can weaken the immune system, making it harder for the body to fight infections.
  • Hormonal Disruptions: PFAS can interfere with hormone regulation, leading to thyroid disease and reproductive issues.
  • Liver Damage: Long-term exposure can result in liver damage and elevated cholesterol levels.

How Are People Exposed to PFAS?

People can be exposed to PFAS through various pathways, including:

  • Contaminated Water: Drinking water is one of the most common sources of PFAS exposure. Communities near industrial sites, military bases, and firefighting training areas are particularly vulnerable.
  • Food: PFAS can migrate into food from packaging materials or contaminated soil and water.
  • Consumer Products: Items like non-stick cookware, water-resistant clothing, and certain cosmetics can release PFAS into the environment and onto the skin.

What Industries are Most Likely to Be Exposed to PFAS

Several industries are more likely to be exposed to PFAS due to their use of these chemicals in various processes or products. For example:

  • Firefighting: Firefighters and other emergency responders may be exposed to PFAS through the use of aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) used to extinguish fuel-based fires. This is one of the biggest types of lawsuits right now related to PFAS.
  • Chemical manufacturing: Industries involved in the production of PFAS or products containing these chemicals, such as non-stick coatings, stain-resistant treatments, and water-repellent fabrics.
  • Textile and carpet manufacturing: Companies that produce or apply stain-resistant and water-repellent coatings to textiles, carpets, and upholstery.
  • Paper and packaging: Industries that use PFAS to create grease-resistant and water-repellent coatings for food packaging, such as fast-food wrappers and microwave popcorn bags.
  • Chrome plating and metal finishing: PFAS are used in some chrome plating and metal finishing processes to reduce surface tension and improve the quality of the final product.
  • Semiconductor manufacturing: PFAS are used in the production of semiconductor devices and other electronics due to their unique properties.
  • Aviation and aerospace: PFAS are used in hydraulic fluids, lubricants, and other products in the aviation and aerospace industries.
  • Automotive: Some automotive products, such as lubricants and coatings, may contain PFAS.
  • Construction: Certain building materials, such as paints, sealants, and adhesives, may contain PFAS.
  • Waste management and recycling: Workers in these industries may be exposed to PFAS when handling products or waste containing these chemicals.

It’s important to note that while these industries have a higher likelihood of PFAS exposure, not all companies within these sectors necessarily use PFAS, and exposure levels may vary depending on specific job roles and safety measures in place.

Legal Recourse for PFAS Exposure – Should You File a Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one has been exposed to PFAS and suffered serious health consequences, you may be entitled to compensation. Companies that manufacture, use, or improperly dispose of PFAS can be held accountable for their negligence. Pursuing a lawsuit can help you recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

What Companies are Responsible for PFAS Exposure?

Several companies have been associated with the production, use, and environmental contamination of PFAS. 3M and DuPont are the biggest and most well known, but here’s a list of 10 companies who are responsible for PFAS exposures:

  • 3M Company: One of the largest manufacturers of PFAS, 3M has been producing these chemicals since the 1940s for use in various products, including firefighting foams, non-stick coatings, and stain-resistant treatments.
  • DuPont: DuPont has used PFAS in the production of many products, including Teflon non-stick coatings, Scotchgard stain repellents, and other materials. The company has faced numerous lawsuits related to PFAS contamination.
  • Chemours: A spin-off of DuPont, Chemours continues to manufacture and use PFAS in various products and applications.
  • Solvay: Solvay is a Belgian chemical company that produces PFAS for use in various applications, including firefighting foams and industrial processes.
  • Dyneon: A subsidiary of 3M, Dyneon manufactures fluoropolymers and other materials that may contain PFAS.
  • AGC Chemicals: AGC produces PFAS for use in electronics, automotive, and other industries.
  • Daikin Industries: Daikin manufactures PFAS for use in various applications, including textiles, paper packaging, and industrial processes.
  • BASF: BASF produces PFAS for use in various industries, including textiles, paper, and electronics.
  • Arkema: Arkema manufactures PFAS for use in coatings, electronics, and other applications.
  • Asahi Glass: Asahi Glass produces PFAS for use in electronics, automotive, and other industries.

Other companies recently sued for PFAS contamination include:

  • Buckeye Fire Equipment Co.
  • Carrier Global Corp.
  • Kidde-Fenwal, Inc.
  • Kidde PLC, Inc.
  • Raytheon Technologies Corp.
  • UTC Fire & Security Americas Corp., Inc.
  • Chemguard, Inc.
  • National Foam, Inc.
  • Tyco Fire Products LP
  • AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
  • Archroma U.S., Inc.
  • Arkema, Inc.
  • BASF Corp.
  • ChemDesign Products, Inc.
  • Chemicals Incorporation
  • The Chemours Co. FC, LLC
  • Clariant Corp.
  • Corteva, Inc.
  • E.I. du Pont De Nemours and Co.
  • Deepwater Chemicals, Inc.
  • Dynax Corp.
  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

Why Choose Our PFAS Lawsuit Lawyers?

Our law firm specializes in representing individuals harmed by corporate negligence. We understand the complexities of PFAS exposure cases and are committed to fighting for your rights. Here’s why you should trust us with your PFAS exposure lawsuit:

  • Expertise: Our attorneys have extensive experience handling environmental contamination cases and are well-versed in the scientific and legal aspects of PFAS exposure.
  • Resources: We collaborate with top experts in toxicology, environmental science, and public health to build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Dedication: We are passionate about seeking justice for our clients and holding negligent companies accountable for their actions.
  • Results: Our firm has a proven track record of securing substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for people harmed as the result of negligence by companies

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We offer a contingency fee structure, which means you only pay us if we win your case and successfully recover money for you. Call today and get your case started.