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In Need of a PFAS Injury & Illness Lawyer?

Experienced PFAS Injury & Illness Attorneys in Austin, Texas

Major manufacturers, including 3M, Chemours, DuPont, and more than twenty others, have been facing lawsuits for what attorneys say is knowingly contaminating the environment with “forever chemicals” called PFAs.

Since the 1940s, perfluoroalkyl (PFA) and Polyfluoralkyl (PFO) substances have been chemicals in hundreds of products used throughout the United States.

Lawsuits are claiming the level of PFA and PFO toxic chemicals in the products and groundwater far exceeds the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) health guidelines and have been linked to several types of cancers and congenital disabilities from contaminated supplies.

In June 2022, the EPA officially issued drinking water advisories for PFAS. The agency cautioned that humans could suffer adverse health effects from PFAS concentrations in water that are so minute they cannot be detected.

This means that these chemicals are dangerous at any concentration.

Unfortunately, certain groups, including military personnel, firefighters, and production and factory employees handling products containing PFAS, have an increased risk of illness due to their ongoing exposure to the contaminants.

Aligning our legal pursuit of justice with a skilled team of mass torts attorneys, our Texas law firm is pursuing legal claims designed to hold chemical companies responsible for contamination caused by per and polyfluoroalkyl substances released into the environment in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S.

Exposed to PFAS

How Are Individuals and Families Being Exposed to PFAS?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.

In February 2024, the FDA announced that grease-proofing materials containing PFAS are no longer being sold for use in food packaging in the U.S. This means the primary source of dietary exposure to PFAS from food packaging like fast-food wrappers, microwave popcorn bags, take-out paperboard containers, and pet food bags is being eliminated.

While this is a win for health across the nation, it does not impact all packaging currently in circulation, all types of packaging where the chemicals may exist, or how PFAS reach and affect the overall health of individuals and families everywhere.

Common ways people in Texas and throughout the U.S. are still being exposed to PFAS include, but are not limited to:

  • Biosolids, like certain fertilizers from wastewater treatment plants.
  • Drinking water.
  • Facilities where PFAS are used or produced.
  • Firefighting foam.
  • Food Chain, including fish from PFA-contaminated water and PFA-exposed livestock.
  • Household Products, including carpet stain and water-repellant products, used on carpets, clothing, upholstery, and non-stick cookware.
  • Personal care products, including cosmetics, shampoo, and dental floss.
  • Water and soil at hazardous waste sites, landfills, and disposal sites.

If you have been exposed to PFAS because of your occupation or from everyday products or your community’s drinking water, contact our skilled personal injury and mass torts attorneys in Texas today to discuss your case.

What Are the Health Risks Associated with Ingesting PFAS?

Because of the inherent dangers associated with PFAS, studies by the International Agency for Research on Cancer reported that individuals regularly exposed to these dangerous chemicals have an increased risk of developing serious illnesses.

They include, but are not limited to:

  • Bladder
  • Breast
  • Colon
  • Decreases in Infant Birth Weights.
  • Heightened Cholesterol Levels
  • Increased Risk of High Blood Pressure or Pre-Eclampsia in Pregnant Women.
  • Kidney
  • Liver Cancer.
  • Lymphoma
  • Pancreatic
  • Prostate
  • Testicular
  • Thyroid
  • Ulcerative Colitis.

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If you have suffered a severe illness or contracted cancer because of PFAS exposure, call our skilled Austin personal injury attorneys at (512) 883-0277 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation. We pursue dedicated, driven results for our clients, and there is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready to help you.

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