Thursday, August 12, 2021

Military PFAS Lawsuits: Did You Get Sick from Contaminated Water?


courtesy VVA National Office

This Alert Affects:

Anyone who lived on a military base and suspects they developed cancer, thyroid disease or another illness as a result of exposure to contaminated water.

What’s Going On?

DuPont, 3M and other companies that made firefighting foams used in military base training exercises are being sued over claims that, knowing their products contained PFAS chemicals that could contaminate local groundwater and cause serious health effects, they failed to take the steps necessary to protect the public. More than 700 military bases are suspected or confirmed to have had their water contaminated due to the use of firefighting foams.

What Diseases Have Been Linked to PFAS Chemicals?

Ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, and several types of cancer, including lymphoma, leukemia, liver cancer, kidney cancer, testicular cancer, and multiple myeloma, have all been linked to PFAS exposure.

What You Can Do

If you suspect you or a loved one developed cancer or another disease as a result of drinking or otherwise being exposed to contaminated water, fill out the form on this page. Attorneys working with are offering free consultations to those who lived on military bases to help these individuals determine whether they can take legal action.


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