Choanal atresia - PFAS exposure claims

As a congenital disorder in which the nasal passages are obstructed by tissue or bone, choanal atresia occurs in 1 out of 8,000 newborns. While the exact cause of this birth defect is unknown, exposure to PFAS, a group of toxic chemicals, was found to have a significant causal relation with it. Thereby, pregnant women who were stationed together with their husbands or by themselves at military bases contaminated with PFAS are more likely to give birth to a baby with choanal atresia. If you are in this situation, we strongly encourage you to contact our law firm, and will gladly help you recover the financial compensation you deserve on behalf of your child.

Claim Application

Choanal atresia is the most common nasal abnormality in newborns and occurs twice as often in females than in males. It is believed to develop when the tissue separating the nose and mouth area during fetal development remains following birth. Although medical researchers have not yet identified the specific cause of this birth defect, recent studies found a link between exposure to PFAS and choanal atresia. Exposure to these dangerous chemicals, which are currently lurking on over 700 military sites, can lead to the development of choanal atresia in infants. The most common symptoms of this condition are:

  • the chest retracts unless the child is breathing through the mouth or crying
  • difficulty breathing after birth, which may result in a bluish discoloration
  • inability to nurse and breathe at the same time
  • inability to pass a catheter through each side of the nose into the throat
  • persistent one-sided nasal blockage or discharge
  • recurrent sinus infections

If you are the wife of a member of the military who was stationed at a military base contaminated with PFAS while you were pregnant and gave birth to a child with choanal atresia, you are eligible for compensation. Similarly, if you are a female member of the military who gave birth to a child with choanal atresia, you also qualify for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for victims of toxic exposure, our legal team is ready to provide you with quality assistance in filing a claim to recover the financial compensation you are entitled to.

Quality legal assistance for women with children diagnosed with choanal atresia as a consequence of PFAS exposure

In the regrettable case, your child was born with choanal atresia as a result of you being stationed with your husband or alone at a military base on which PFAS were present, our team will help you file a toxic exposure claim to obtain the compensation you are eligible for on behalf of your baby. While the legal process is complex, it will require minimal involvement on your part, as you will only have to provide our legal experts with evidence of your stay at one or multiple military bases, as well as with the medical records of your child. These documents will be used as proof to support your toxic exposure claim. Eventually, following claim submission, you will receive the maximum compensation available for your child if you choose to work with our resourceful legal team.