Low birth weight - PFAS exposure claims

In the US, 1 in 12 newborns has a low birth weight, which may lead to serious health complications such as trouble feeding and gaining weight, recurrent infections, and low oxygen levels. While there are numerous causes of low birth weight, the primary being premature birth, it can also be the result of exposure to PFAS, a group of fluorinated chemicals that currently lurk on more than 700 military sites throughout the country. If you are the wife of a veteran who was stationed at one of these military bases with him while you were pregnant or if you were a pregnant member of the military yourself and delivered a baby with low birth weight, you may be entitled to financial compensation, which our law firm can help you recover.

Claim Application

Even if your child had a low birth weight, our attorneys will have to review your military and medical records to determine whether you are indeed eligible for compensation. We offer a free evaluation to everyone who wants to file a claim.

On military bases, the main source of PFAS is the use of aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, used by military firefighters and trainees. This is a very effective fire suppressant employed to put out fires stemming from jet fuel and petroleum in the military. Once PFAS are released in the environment, they persist, as they are also known as forever chemicals. Similarly, once they reach the inside of the body, they remain there forever, being able to lead to serious health problems in the babies of pregnant women, including low birth weight. The following are some of the health complications low birth weight can cause in infants:

  • low oxygen levels at birth
  • difficulty staying warm
  • trouble feeding and gaining weight
  • recurrent infections
  • breathing problems
  • nervous system issues
  • serious digestive problems
  • sudden infant death syndrome
  • cerebral palsy
  • blindness
  • deafness
  • developmental delay

A baby has a low birth weight when they weigh less than 5 pounds. While some children with low birth weight are healthy, others are not. Regardless of whether your child struggles with health problems as a result of low birth weight, if you were exposed to PFAS on one or multiple military bases, you have the right to seek financial compensation. In addition to the companies that manufactured the AFFF you were exposed to, the VA also provides female veterans with compensation if their children were injured by toxic agents in any way. Therefore, if you were stationed at a military base contaminated with PFAS along with your husband while you were pregnant or if you were stationed as a pregnant female member of the military, you may be eligible for compensation.

With the help of our resourceful legal team, you can file a toxic exposure claim

With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of toxic exposure, our law firm has the necessary knowledge and resources to help you recover the money you might be entitled to from the liable companies if you were stationed with your husband at a military base contaminated with PFAS while you were pregnant and subsequently gave birth to a baby with low birth weight. Similarly, if you were a member of the military yourself, served while you were pregnant on a contaminated military base, and gave birth to a child with low birth weight, you may also be eligible for compensation.

The only documents we will need from you if you are a veteran are your military records, which you have to retrieve, and your child's medical records. Spouses of veterans will have to provide our legal team with proof of their stay at the military base and their child's medical records. We will file a claim with the manufacturers of the AFFF that was used on the military base you were stationed at, as well as with the VA if you are a veteran so that you can benefit from the maximum compensation available for the suffering of your baby. Still, before filing your toxic exposure and VA claims, our skilled attorneys will have to thoroughly review your documents.