If you or a loved one has developed cancer as a result of exposure to contaminated drinking water in Salt Lake City, you may have grounds to file a drinking water lawsuit against the federal government. PFAS cancer lawsuits and water contamination claims allow Salt Lake City persons and families harmed by contaminated drinking water to seek compensation for the medical expenses, pain and suffering that have resulted from exposure to PFAS in Salt Lake City drinking water.
Research indicates that exposure to even a small amount of PFAS chemicals causes harm. Persons exposed to contaminated drinking water in Salt Lake City face a higher risk for testicular cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. Unreleased data collected by the federal government shows that approximately 110 million Americans are reliant on drinking water tainted by cancer-causing PFAS chemicals. Also known as "forever" chemicals, PFAS substances never break down in the environment. PFAS chemicals have also been found to bio-accumulate, or build up over time in the body.
PFAS chemicals have primarily entered Salt Lake City groundwater through industrial and military uses. Dupont and the federal government are historically two of the largest producers of PFAS substances, making use of the technology to create Teflon and Scotchgard products. The U.S. military has utilized PFAS substances since 1969, when fire-fighting foam containing PFAS was put into widespread use for emergency response, crash- and fire-training, and equipment testing.
Critics say scientists from the Navy and the federal government both warned of the dangers of PFAS chemicals in the 1970s, yet the military continued to require the use of PFAS fire-fighting foam in Salt Lake City and around the country. These chemicals remained unregulated and in widespread use for decades to follow. In 2001, an internal memo from the Department of Defense acknowledged that the PFAS chemical known as PFOS was "persistent, bioaccumulating and toxic". It was not until ten year later that the Department of Defense issued a PFAS Risk Alert. Finally, between 2015 and 2020, the chemicals PFOA and PFOS were entirely eliminated from fire-fighting foam throughout the Airforce, Army and Navy–only to be replaced by other PFAS chemicals, which researchers say also cause cancer and may be more dangerous than the prior substances.
The groundwater and drinking water in Salt Lake City and communities across the country has been compromised as a result of the heavy use of PFAS fire-fighting foam at airports and military bases. At no fault of their own and with no prior knowledge or warning, countless Salt Lake City families have been exposed to a risk for health problems including cancer through drinking contaminated water.
If you or a member of your family developed testicular cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer and pancreatic cancer after being exposed to contaminated drinking water in Salt Lake City, you may qualify to file a drinking water contamination lawsuit to recover compensation for damages you have suffered. Filing a lawsuit is the only way for Salt Lake City families to secure compensation for medical bills, lost time at work, pain, suffering and loss that have resulted from PFAS cancer cases in Salt Lake City. Our attorneys accept drinking water lawsuits from Salt Lake City residents and offer no-cost, no-obligation drinking water lawsuit case review for Salt Lake City persons who match this description. To discuss your situation in detail with an attorney and to learn about PFAS water contamination lawsuit time limits for Salt Lake City claims, please complete our online contact form. One of our attorneys handling PFAS cancer lawsuits for Salt Lake City will contact you promptly.
Many persons who have developed cancer from Salt Lake City drinking water contamination wonder if filing a lawsuit will result in meaningful compensation for their family. Salt Lake City PFAS cancer lawsuits will not be class action lawsuits in which those who file a claim can expect only a small, symbolic settlement. On the contrary, lawyers handling drinking water contamination lawsuits believe Salt Lake City persons and family members of persons who have been diagnosed with cancer after exposure to PFAS chemicals may be entitled to significant compensation. PFAS cancer lawsuits from Salt Lake City are likely to be consolidated with others from around the nation as Multi-District Litigation (MDL), in which each claim will be handled on its own merit and compensation will be determined based on the degree of suffering of each plaintiff.
We will represent all persons in Salt Lake City involved in a drinking water lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning our lawyers never charge legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please fill out our short online contact form and one of our PFAS cancer attorneys serving Salt Lake City will contact you to answer any of your questions.
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