PFAS Water Contamination Lawyer
People living in areas with suspected or reported water contamination due to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, may develop long-term health problems, such as cancers, thyroid damage, and liver damage. If you or a loved one have developed health problems due to PFAS water contamination, the Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A., in Stuart, FL, can help determine your eligibility for filing a lawsuit for compensation. Call us today at 772-779- PFAS (7327).
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are synthetic compounds known as “forever chemicals” that have contaminated groundwater and drinking water nationwide. Over time, they can cause severe health problems like thyroid disease, hormone suppression, cancer, and liver damage.
These forever chemicals are known to have contaminated the groundwater and drinking water in the Stuart, FL, area, causing health problems for residents. The city is now at the forefront of litigation that takes on manufacturers that produce products containing these toxic compounds, such as firefighting foam.
If you or a loved one has developed an illness from PFAS water contamination in the Stuart, FL, area, contact the Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A. Our compassionate, knowledgeable, and efficient lawyers have deep experience with polluted water litigation and PFAS contamination claims. Our team can determine your eligibility for filing a PFAS water contamination lawsuit and help you pursue financial compensation for the losses associated with your illness, such as medical fees, drug costs, and lost wages.
Why Choose Travis R. Walker for PFAS Legal Representation?
The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A., was founded by managing attorney Travis R. Walker. Travis has practiced law since 2007. An alumnus of Port St. Lucie High School, Indian River Community College, Florida Atlantic University, and the Florida Coastal School of Law, Travis and his legal team have experience in various practice areas, including environmental law.
Travis has served as a judge for the City of Port St. Lucie Police Department Youth Court and the 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida Teen Court. He was also president of the Port St. Lucie Bar Association, a Rotarian, Treasurer of the Port St. Lucie Sunset Rotary Club, and a member of the Major B. Harding Inn of Court and the St. Lucie County Economic Council.
Travis has been recognized as a leader in the legal industry and has been featured many times in local media, including The Stuart News, The Port St. Lucie News, WPTV Channel 5, and WPEC Channel 12.
Steps To Take if You Suspect PFAS Contamination
Act immediately if you suspect you or a loved one have PFAS contamination. The sooner you are diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome. Here are the steps you should follow if you suspect PFAS contamination:
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Background on PFAS Contamination in Florida
PFAS stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a complex group of man-made chemicals used in consumer products since the 1950s. These durable chemicals are often found in everyday products, such as cookware, food packaging, and clothes. Because of their resistance to heat, stains, grease, and water, they have been used in stain-resistant fabrics, firefighting foam, nonstick cookware, water-repellent clothing, and cosmetics, among other things.
PFAS from the construction, automotive, aerospace, and electronics industries often leak into the water, soil, and air, leading to PFAS exposure. Because PFAS molecules break down slowly, people and animals may be exposed to PFAS for long periods. Over time, PFAS exposure may lead to life-altering conditions, such as cancer, liver damage, and thyroid damage. They can also lower the effectiveness of vaccines, including those against COVID-19.
Legal Implications of PFAS Contamination
If you or a loved one have suffered PFAS water contamination, you may be eligible to take legal action against companies that used or produced PFAS chemicals.
However, you must prove that you were exposed to PFAS because of the defendant’s actions, causing you harm. For example, if you were exposed to PFAS that leaked into your drinking water and caused kidney cancer, you may be eligible to file a PFAS lawsuit for compensation.
Individuals, companies, and cities have filed thousands of PFAS contamination lawsuits against chemical companies like 3M.
In June 2023, 3M reached a $10.3 billion settlement with several U.S. public water systems, including the city of Stuart, FL, to resolve PFAS water pollution. 3M said the settlement would give cities, towns, and other public water systems the funds to test for and treat contamination over a 13-year period.
In October 2023, a federal judge allowed over 100,000 North Carolina residents and property owners to bring claims over PFAS water pollution against The Chemours Co and E.I. du Pont de Nemours as a class action.
Partnering with Communities and Environmental Groups
Partnerships with communities, environmental groups, and environmental law experts in PFAS are vital in the ongoing battle against PFAS water contamination. Groups should work together to raise awareness about PFAS’ detrimental environmental and health effects and create effective prevention and mitigation strategies.
If you are interested in raising awareness about PFAS and limiting the effects of PFAS on people and the environment, consider collaborating with a law firm for water pollutants, such as the Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A. We are deeply involved with the Stuart, FL, community and are working to keep residents safe.
The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker Can Help Those Exposed to PFAS
PFAS water contamination can cause various health issues, including cancer, infertility, and liver damage. As such, communities must address PFAS contamination promptly and effectively.
If you or your family have suffered harm from PFAS contamination, book a consultation with the Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A. Our team of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances attorneys will listen to your story, analyze your claim, provide legal advice, and determine whether you can file a PFAS water contamination lawsuit.
If you are eligible, our team can handle every step of your case, from investigating your claim and gathering evidence to representing you in court. Read our testimonials to learn more about the compassionate advocacy we provide our clients. Call us today at 772-779- PFAS (7327).
Contact us online or by calling 772-708-0952 or emailing. Our PFAS exposure lawyers are always ready to help.
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