Miscarriage - PFAS exposure claims

Also known as a spontaneous abortion, miscarriage occurs in 1 out of 8 women throughout the US. The causes of miscarriage are numerous, including maternal age, infection, and hormonal irregularities. Nevertheless, exposure to toxic agents, such as PFAS, can also be a cause for miscarriage. This is a group of dangerous fluorinated chemicals that are currently lurking on more than 700 military sites in the country. If you were stationed with your husband at a contaminated military base or alone, as a female member of the military, while you were pregnant and experienced a miscarriage, you are eligible for compensation.

Claim Application

Miscarriages usually occur during the first trimester of the pregnancy. These are often the result of factors that are out of the control of the pregnant women and, thereby, the majority of miscarriages cannot be prevented. Undoubtedly, experiencing a miscarriage can take a heavy toll on the mental health of a woman, which is why most women who went through such a harrowing experience need counseling to help them cope with the loss of their baby. The most common symptoms of a miscarriage include:

  • cramping and pain in the lower abdomen
  • a discharge of fluid from the vagina
  • a discharge of tissue from the vagina
  • no longer experiencing the symptoms of pregnancy
  • vaginal bleeding
  • mild to severe back pain

The main source of PFAS on military bases is aqueous film-forming foam, also known as AFFF, a fire suppressant used to put out fires stemming from jet fuel and petroleum by military firefighters and trainees. Because they are forever chemicals, PFAS persist in the environment, which makes the job of the Environmental Protection Agency very difficult, as they are currently striving to remove the toxic agents from these contaminated military bases. If you were stationed at one of these military bases with your husband or by yourself while you were pregnant and experienced a miscarriage, you are entitled to financial compensation, which we can help you recover from the liable parties.

File a toxic exposure claim with the help of our resourceful legal team

Since 1990, we have been providing quality legal assistance to people whose health was affected by toxic agents and are bound to help you recover the compensation you are eligible for as well. The legal process, while complex and tedious, will require minimal involvement on your part, as you will only have to send us evidence of your stay at the military base in question and proof of your miscarriage. We will efficiently take care of the rest of the necessary documents on your behalf. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation available for your suffering from the companies that manufactured the AFFF, as well as from the VA if you are a veteran.