Not all non-stick pans have PFAS. However, Teflon and aluminum contain PFAS, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Thus, you should avoid non-stick pans that are made of aluminum and Teflon.
Exposure to PFAS over time can result in serious health conditions, including certain diseases and cancers. A diagnosis of cancer or liver disease can result in mounting medical bills and missed time from work for medical treatments.
The non-stick coating in your pan may help ease your cooking clean-up. However, PFAS can negatively affect your health.
If you were recently diagnosed with a PFAS-related illness and you use non-stick pans, we might be able to help you. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we help victims who experience exposure to dangerous chemicals. We offer free case evaluations and we work on a contingency fee basis. This means you owe us nothing unless we win your case.
PFAS and Non-Stick Pans
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are man-made chemicals designed to last forever.
PFAS chemicals are often related to the following types of diseases and health conditions, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry:
- Various cancers.
- Low-birth weights.
- Infertility problems.
- Thyroid problems
- Immune deficiencies.
- Liver damage or decreased function
- Prostate problems
- Decreased pancreatic function
These are just a few examples of the medical conditions that can result from long-term exposure to PFAS. The extensive treatments, procedures, medications, and more associated with most of these conditions are expensive and emotionally draining.
A cancer diagnosis or the low-birth weight of your child due to the fact that you used non-stick pans containing PFAS is not fair. As a consumer, you purchased your non-stick pans in assuming that the products were safe.
Discussing your case with a lawyer might help you recover possible compensation. Each personal injury case is different. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, time missed from work, and pain and suffering.
If you lost a close loved one due to exposure to PFAS, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. While pursuing possible compensation will not make up for the loss of a loved one, it can help to ease your financial stress of funeral and burial costs, and the emotional strain.
Our Team is Unafraid of Large Insurance Companies
An insurance company may offer you a settlement and your financial stress may tempt you to accept their offer, but initial offers are often too low. Should you accept an initial settlement offer, you may lose your opportunity for possible civil action later, if your medical condition worsens.
Some non-stick pans have PFAS, and therefore can place you at risk for possible health problems. Do not let insurance companies pressure you into accepting less compensation than you might deserve.
Trying to handle negotiations on your own only adds to your stress. Protecting your future medical and financial needs is essential to receiving the quality care you deserve.
Insurance companies want to protect their best interests. Securing legal representation can help to protect your best interests. Let our team handle the details of your case so that you can concentrate on your health. We aggressively fight for fair compensation for our clients. If we are unable to reach the settlement you deserve outside of court, we are ready to go to trial.
Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Today
A personal injury lawyer can help you with your PFAS case. Connecting your recent health diagnosis to exposure to this dangerous chemical requires a careful review of all associated evidence.
Gathering and reviewing evidence takes time. When it comes to civil procedures, time is not on your side. State laws strictly govern the time allowed for pursuing possible compensation in civil lawsuits. Should you miss the timeline, you may be barred from pursuing civil action forever.
The possibility of developing a serious health condition from using non-stick pans may seem far-fetched. However, it is a possibility. The very substance that makes your pans and other types of cookware easy to clean is the same substance that can harm your health.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we offer a free case evaluation. We also require no money upfront. We only collect our fee if we win your case. Our firm has personal injury lawyers throughout the nation.
If you were recently diagnosed with a medical condition related to the PFAS substance in your non-stick pans, let us help you. Call us now so that we can get to work for you at (800) 794-0444.