Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are man-made “forever chemicals” that don’t break down easily and can build up to dangerous levels over time. These highly toxic substances are part of a class of fluorinated chemicals that includes Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS).
PFAS chemicals have been manufactured since the 1950s and quickly gained in popularity because of their ability to repel heat, oil, and water. Many industries have utilized PFAS as part of their manufacturing process and companies such as DuPont and 3M have made PFAS, which is used as a repellent and a stabilizer (or emulsifier) in numerous household and commercial products.
PFAS Pose Great Risk to Human Health
Scientists have since discovered that these chemicals are hazardous contaminants and PFAS exposure can have devastating long-term health effects on people, animals, and the environment. According to The Environmental Working Group, PFAS affect approximately 15 million Americans.
Holding Companies Accountable in PFAS Cases
Berman & Simmons is currently representing clients Fred and Laura Stone and Stoneridge Farm in a PFAS lawsuit and leading the way to represent farmers, water districts, and anyone who has experienced property damage, business damage or personal injury by PFAS chemicals. When toxic polluters fail to take responsibility for their negligence and put others at risk, they can be held legally responsible to the people they harm.
We Are Prepared to Stand Up For You
The companies that manufactured and sold these dangerous chemicals were aware of the hazards but concealed that information from the public. Our team of experienced lawyers will hold companies responsible for PFAS contamination accountable and make sure you receive full compensation for the harm done to you.