Certain carpets contain PFAS—harmful, man-made chemicals. Current efforts are underway by major retailers and suppliers to remove carpets with PFAS from their inventories. This proactive measure may reduce future exposure, however, it does nothing to help those already exposed and ill with serious health problems.
If you recently received a diagnosis of a medical condition related to PFAS and you believe your diagnosis relates to your older carpet, we can help you. You may be entitled to compensation.
Certain carpets contain PFAS. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm provides legal services throughout the nation. We offer free case evaluations and we collect no fee unless we win your case. A personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you through this difficult time by helping you explore your legal options.
Carpet and the Connection with PFAS
Carpeting is a popular flooring choice for homes, daycare centers, office buildings, and more. The connection with PFAS chemicals recently resulted in major retailers, like that of Home Depot, removing carpets containing PFAS from their carpet line.
This important step by Home Depot and followed by others indicates the alarm and concern involving carpet and PFAS. Changes to the carpet industry regarding dangerous chemicals are new and evolving. If you have exposure to older carpeting on a consistent basis, your diagnosis may relate to PFAS.
PFAS and Related Health Conditions
The United States Environmental protection Agency writes that Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are man-made chemicals found in materials, like that of carpet. Corporations and manufacturers use PFAS in products as a stain protectant, to provide a non-stick service for cooking, and to water-proof products. These are just a few ways you can encounter PFAS in your everyday life.
The health risks associated with exposure to PFAS include:
- Certain cancers.
- Liver damage.
- Fertility issues.
- Low birth weights.
These are just a few examples of the types of health conditions sometimes linked to PFAS. Discovering your recent health diagnosis possibly resulted from dangerous, man-made chemicals is devastating.
Pursuing civil action against those responsible for your PFAS exposure is your right under most state laws. If you lost a loved one due to a medical condition caused by PFAS, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim.
Children and Carpeting with PFAS
Young children are especially at risk for PFAS exposure. Infants and toddlers who spend time on the floor crawling and playing are easily exposed to harmful PFAS in carpets and dust. This exposure is even more dangerous when children put toys in their mouths.
Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington estimated that the PFAS intake via dust ingestion for children exceeded the minimal risk levels set by the federal government.
If your child developed asthma or other serious health problems possibly tied to the outdated carpet in their daycare or school, let a personal injury lawyer from our firm help you today.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Helps Victims of PFAS Exposure
An insurance company may try to settle with you in an effort to close your claim quickly. Their ultimate goal is often to offer a low-dollar settlement in an effort to protect their best interests. It is in your best interest to decline their offer and to hire an attorney instead.
Exposure to these harmful chemicals can change your life forever. Depending upon the type of diagnosis you receive, you may require medical and personal care throughout your lifetime.
The costs associated with your care should not come from your pocket. Our team is well-aware of the tactics insurance companies use to deny, delay, or to underpay claims. We fight for the compensation our clients deserve and if necessary, we are ready to go to trial.
Corporations and manufacturers should never place profits over people. Your exposure to PFAS in carpets may lead you to experience physical pain, financial stress, and mental anguish.
The statute of limitations are state laws regarding the timeline for filing civil litigation. Missing the deadline can possibly prevent you from ever pursuing compensation.
If you received a diagnosis of a medical condition commonly associated with PFAS exposure, contact us. While Pintas & Mullins Law Firm serves clients throughout the United States, it is essential you contact us as soon as possible.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm offers a free case evaluation, and you owe us nothing up front. We only collect our fee if we win your case. Take action and fight for the justice and compensation you are entitled to. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now: (800) 794-0444.