Perfluoroalkyl PFAS Personal Injury Lawyers in Texas and NM
Perfluoroalkyl (PFA) and Polyfluoralkyl (PFO) substances are known as manufactured forever chemicals that exist in hundreds of products that have been used throughout the United States since the 1940s.
Two of the most injurious circumstances involving PFAs and PFOs are its existence in firefighting foam and with fluorinated chemical water contamination identified by the Department of Defense on over 400 military sites across the nation.
The Environmental Protection Agency stated the level of PFA and PFO toxic chemicals in the groundwater far exceeds their health guidelines and has been linked to several types of cancers and birth defects.
Those living on or near military bases with contaminated water containing PFAs, and firefighters who use foam with PFAs while doing their jobs are more prone to dangerous exposure from these chemicals. However, anyone can be adversely affected by them through their work in production and factory jobs, or through their use in everyday household products.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or illness because of Perfluoroalkyl PFAs in Texas or New Mexico, contact our skilled personal injury lawyers at the Ruhmann Law Firm today to discuss your financial recovery needs during a free consultation.
Where are PFAs Most Commonly Found in Texas and New Mexico?
Because of the dangerous nature of PFAs and PFOs, the United States is partially phasing out their use in many products. However, because of their superior resistance to water treatment, they continue to exist throughout the environment and in products where alternatives are yet to be found.
That may include:
- Additives and coatings
- Cardboard packaging
- Commercial household products
- Drinking water typically associated with manufacturing locations, industrial use, or disposal
- Electrical wire casing
- Fire-fighting foams
- Hydraulic fluids
- Industrial surfactants
- Leather products
- Medical devices
- Metal plating
- Nonstick coating
- Plumbing thread seal tape
- Processing aids
- Production or factory jobs
- Surface protection products, including clothing and carpet cleaning treatments
- Water sources
- Waterproof clothing
- Wetting agents
If you were exposed to Perfluoroalkyl or Polyfluoralkyl substances and suffered an injury or illness, we want to hear your story, so we can help you seek justice from the source that subjected you to this dangerous chemical.
Contact Our Skilled Perfluoroalkyl or Polyfluoralkyl Injury Attorneys in Texas and New Mexico for a Free Consultation Today
Whether you are a firefighter, military member, or a civilian who suffered an illness caused by PFAs or PFOs, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers at the Ruhmann Law Firm in Texas at 915-910-5600, New Mexico at 505-388-9500, or online to discuss your case during a free consultation. We are here to help provide you with the legal representation you need to pursue the liable party the financial compensation you deserve.