Cardiac defects - PFAS exposure claims

Also known as congenital heart disease, cardiac defects refer to a wide range of problems concerning the heart of a newborn. The pregnant wives of members of the military who were stationed with them at various military bases where there was heavy PFAS contamination, as well as pregnant female members of the military, are at high risk of having a child born with cardiac defects. Every year, approximately 40,000 babies are born with cardiac defects in the country. If you have a child who has a cardiac defect as a result of exposure to PFAS on one or multiple military bases, please contact our law firm to recover compensation. The main source of PFAS on military bases was the use of aqueous film-forming foam, also known as AFFF.

Claim Application

Cardiac defects affect nearly 1% of newborns every year in the United States. There are numerous types of congenital heart disease, the most common being ventricular septal defects. They refer to a hole in the wall of the heart that separates the lower chambers of the heart and allows blood to pass from the left to the right side of the organ. This causes the heart to work harder, as the blood carrying oxygen is pumped back to the lungs instead of out into the body. The following are the other types of cardiac defects the newborns of women who were stationed at contaminated military bases while pregnant can have at birth:

  • aortic valve stenosis
  • coarctation of the aorta
  • Ebstein’s anomaly
  • patent ductus arteriosus
  • pulmonary valve stenosis
  • septal defects
  • hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • tricuspid atresia
  • tetralogy of Fallot
  • total or partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection
  • transposition of the great arteries
  • truncus arteriosus

Usually, cardiac defects are diagnosed at birth or soon after. In the regrettable case your baby was born with a cardiac defect, you should know that you are entitled to financial compensation, which our attorneys, who specialize in toxic exposure, can help you recover if you were stationed with your husband at a military base contaminated with PFAS. Similarly, if you were a female member of the military who served on a military base contaminated with PFAS while you were pregnant, you also qualify for compensation. Regardless of the congenital heart disease your child has, we will recover the maximum compensation available from all the liable parties on your behalf.

Quality legal assistance for women whose children were born with cardiac defects as a result of PFAS exposure

With nearly 30 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of toxic exposure, our legal team has the necessary resources to help you obtain the money you are entitled to if your baby was born with a cardiac defect as a consequence of PFAS exposure that occurred at a military base. Although the legal process is quite complex and demanding, it will require minimal involvement on your part so that you can focus on the health and treatment of your child. We will only need evidence of your stay at a military base contaminated with PFAS, as well as medical proof of the diagnosis of your child. The rest of the documents will be efficiently taken care of by our legal experts. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation you qualify for on behalf of your child if you decide to work with our legal team.