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What are Forever Chemicals?

Forever Chemicals (often called PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that have been used in various industrial and consumer products since the 1950s. These substances are found in items such as non-stick cookware, stain-resistant fabrics, food packaging, and firefighting foams. PFAS are highly persistent in the environment and human body, meaning they do not break down easily, can accumulate over time, and can cause serious health issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are PFAS, and where are they found?
A: Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS are synthetic chemicals used in various industrial and consumer products for their water- and grease-resistant properties. They are commonly found in non-stick cookware, stain-resistant fabrics, food packaging, firefighting foams, and hundreds of other products.

Q: How can PFAS exposure affect my health?
A: PFAS exposure has been linked to several health issues, including cancer, hormonal disruption, immune system effects, reproductive and developmental problems, liver and kidney damage, and increased cholesterol levels.

Q: How can I find out if I have been exposed to PFAS?
A: Exposure to PFAS can be determined through blood tests that measure the levels of these chemicals in your body. If you suspect exposure, consult your healthcare provider for appropriate testing and guidance.

Q: How can Schlesinger Law Offices help me with my forever chemical case?
A: We offer:

  1. Comprehensive Legal Support: We provide thorough legal representation, from initial consultations to courtroom advocacy, ensuring that your case is handled with the utmost care.
  2. Investigation and Evidence Gathering: Our team conducts detailed investigations to gather evidence, working with experts to build a strong case.
  3. Compensation Claims: We strive to secure the compensation you deserve, covering medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to forever chemical exposure.

We are proud to continue a 70-year tradition of delivering important verdicts for our clients.

OUR results

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An unborn baby was in distress with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. His doctor and hospital medical team ignored signals and tests, which ultimately resulted in severe brain damage including cerebral palsy, spastic legs and arms, mental retardation, kidney failure and other conditions.

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An expectant mother went into the hospital with complications. Attending physicians did not properly communicate with each other, leading to the baby being born under duress with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy.

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A Palm Beach County jury has awarded $4 million on behalf of a child suffering from severe mental retardation that the family blamed on a delayed delivery in a West Palm Beach hospital more than 11 years ago.