Chronic exposure to perfluorooctanoic (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate PFOS can significantly increase the risk of cancer and other adverse health issues. Studies show that these forever chemicals have contaminated the American water supply, putting millions at risk of life-threatening and potentially fatal illnesses. If you or a loved one has become sick because of contaminated drinking water, it’s important to discuss your legal rights and options with an experienced personal injury attorney in Columbus.
You may have the right to file a PFOA and PFOS water lawsuit, and Babin Law, LLC can help you seek compensation for the costs of your medical treatment, lost earnings, and suffering.
We’re nationally recognized Ohio trial attorneys with a demonstrated ability to help our clients achieve top results. Our law firm understands that big corporations believe that there aren’t consequences for their actions – and it’s our mission to prove them wrong. Our dedication to our clients has helped us secure millions on their behalf.
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What Are PFOA and PFOS?
PFOA and PFOS are man-made chemicals commonly found in everyday products, including:
- Nonstick cookware and products
- Stain resistant products
- Water resistant fabrics
- Household cleaning products
- Microwave popcorn bags
- Fast food packaging
- Fire-resistant foams
- Waxes, and
Both chemicals belong to a class of chemicals called PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are traditionally used to help products repel grease, water, oil, fire, and stains.
Both PFOA and PFOS have been widely used for decades – dating back to as early as the 1940s. However, it’s now clear that these chemicals do not break down easily – which is why they’re often called “forever chemicals.” They hang around forever – often after seeping into the ground and contaminating our water supply. Contamination can occur any time PFAS are produced, disposed of, or used.
Even worse, research has revealed a significant link between PFAS exposure and severe health issues.
What Health Issues Are Linked to PFOA and PFOS Exposure?
Unlike other chemicals, PFOA and PFOS are odorless, colorless, and tasteless. There’s no way to know if the water you’re consuming has been contaminated without testing it. As a result, millions of Americans have been unknowingly drinking a contaminated water supply for decades.
Research shows that consuming water contaminated with PFOA and PFOS can cause:
- Bladder cancer
- Colon cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Ulcerative colitis
- Thyroid disease
- Developmental delays in children
- Pregnancy complications
- Kidney and liver damage
- Reproductive health issues
- Heart problems
- Insulin resistance
- Weight loss
- High cholesterol
Don’t hesitate to contact Babin Law, LLC if you drink unfiltered water and have experienced any of these (or other) health issues. You may have the right to file a lawsuit against a company that manufactures or uses PFAS, a local municipality, or a government agency responsible for environmental safety. Our Ohio PFOA and PFOS Water lawsuit attorneys can help you file a claim and fight back to get the compensation you deserve.
Contact Babin Law, LLC For Help With Your Ohio PFOA and PFOS Water Lawsuit
PFOA and PFOS water contamination lawsuits have surged in recent years. To date, more than 5,000 lawsuits have sought to hold corporations like 3M and Dupont accountable for manufacturing dangerous PFAS and contaminating the water supply of millions of Americans. Some of these lawsuits have yielded favorable results for injury victims like you – including a $235 million settlement from Dupont.
If you believe that your cancer diagnosis or adverse health issues may be linked PFAS exposure in your drinking water, don’t hesitate to call Babin Law, LLC. Our Ohio PFOA & PFOS Water lawsuit attorneys are ready to listen to your story, offer some preliminary guidance, and help you understand what legal options you may have.
We have the experience, resources, and passion needed to help you hold powerful corporations accountable for careless and reckless acts. They don’t care about your health, family, and future – but we do.
Our personal injury attorneys are here to help you during your time of need. Contact our law office and get in touch with our Ohio PFOA and PFOS Water lawsuit attorneys to learn more. Your first consultation is free.