Small for gestational age - PFAS exposure claims

Newborns who are small for gestational age are those who are smaller in size than normal for gestational age. They can either be constitutionally small, which is a genetic trait of the baby, or have intrauterine growth restriction, which is also known as pathological small for gestational age. Exposure to PFAS, a group of dangerous fluorinated chemicals, can be the culprit behind children who are small for gestational age. These chemicals are currently lurking on more than 700 military sites throughout the country. If you were stationed at a military base with your husband or by yourself, as a female member of the military, while you were pregnant and gave birth to a baby who was small for gestational age, you may be eligible for compensation.

Claim Application

Even if your child was small for their gestational age, 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.

It is worthy of note that 90% of babies who are born with a small gestational age catch up in growth by the age of 2. Nevertheless, being small for gestational age can lead to serious health complications, such as caloric deficits, delayed gastric emptying, gastroesophageal reflux disease, feeding problems, and food allergies. Other health complications babies who are small for gestational age can struggle with include the following:

  • low oxygen levels
  • low Apgar scores
  • breathing problems
  • low blood sugar
  • difficulty staying warm
  • too many red blood cells

On military bases, the main source of PFAS was the use of aqueous film-forming foam, also known as AFFF, used by military firefighters and trainees to put out jet fuel and petroleum fires. This fire suppressant contains a high concentration of PFAS, which are forever chemicals, meaning that once they are released in the environment, they persist. Similarly, once they reach the inside of the body, they can lead to health problems in the babies of women who are pregnant. If you were stationed at a military base contaminated with PFAS and gave birth to a baby who was small for gestational age, you might be able to recover financial compensation for your distress with the assistance of our experienced legal team.

Quality legal assistance for women who were exposed to PFAS on military bases

In the unfortunate event that you gave birth to a baby who was small for gestational age and you lived at a military base contaminated with PFAS during your pregnancy, you may be eligible for compensation from the manufacturers of AFFF, as well as from the VA if you are a veteran. Our resourceful attorneys will help you file a toxic exposure claim if you meet the eligibility requirements, which will result in the compensation you qualify for.

The only documents we will need from you if you are a veteran are your military records, which you must retrieve, and the medical records of your child. If you are the spouse of a veteran who lived at Camp Lejeune, you will have to send our legal team proof of your stay at the military base and your child's medical records. Eventually, you may obtain the most favorable outcome for your situation if you decide to work with us.