PFAS Contamination Litigation

Our team is uniquely situated to handle complex PFAS cases.

What Are PFAS?

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large, complex group of synthetic chemicals that have been used in consumer products since the 1940s. They have been used to make nonstick cookware, water-repellent clothing, stain resistant fabrics and carpets, some cosmetics, some firefighting foams, and products that resist grease, water, and oil.

Aqueous Film Forming Foam Contamination

How Are PFAS Harmful?

Often referred to as “forever chemicals”, PFAS are very persistent in the environment and in the human body. This means that they do not break down and can accumulate over time. There is evidence linking PFAS to negative health effects in humans including various types of cancer, reproductive problems, weakened childhood immunity, increased cholesterol, liver damage, and thyroid disease, among many others.

PFAS in Canada

PFAS are widespread in Canada, having been measured in soil, plants, air,PFAS exposure can lead to serious health concerns wildlife, and drinking water. Consequently, over 99% of people tested in Canada have PFAS in their blood.

PFAS can be released into the environment at every stage of a product’s lifecycle – during the manufacturing process, during use, and even after disposal. A main source of PFAS in the environment is firefighting foam. For decades, PFAS-containing foams were used during firefighting training at airports and military bases across Canada. The federal government estimates that over 100 federal sites are contaminated with PFAS from firefighting foam, with these substances often migrating through ground and surface water, contaminating nearby areas.

PFAS Litigation

Our American affiliate has represented hundreds of PFAS victims across the United States, helping both individuals and municipal water providers obtain significant compensation against PFAS manufacturers for the harm caused by PFAS in our drinking water and in our bodies.

Drawing on our experience and resources in the United States, our legal team is uniquely situated to handle complex PFAS litigation cases in Canada. 

Please contact our team for more information on PFAS litigation.

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