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Teflon Exposure Claims

If you want to start a claim for Teflon Exposure then you should discuss your case with a lawyer specialising in Teflon Exposure claims such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your claim has the best chance of success because we have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for Teflon Exposure.

When exposed to any kind of pyrolytic products of fluorocarbon polymers, it is possible that polymer fume fever can develop in just a few short hours. The most common of these fluorocarbon polymers are PTFE and Teflon®. Being exposed to Teflon® can cause a whole range of health problems, many of which can be long-lasting. If you’re looking for exposure to Teflon compensation, you need to make sure you’re working with a team who fully understands the risks associated with polymer fever.

Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can work with you to help you get the compensation you deserve. Dealing with any kind of illness or injury can be extremely difficult – this is made even worse when the injury in question isn’t your fault. Our specialist lawyers will work with you to build a rock-solid case and make sure you get the exposure to Teflon compensation that you deserve.

What is Teflon® and Why Is It So Dangerous?

Teflon® is the trade name of a man-made chemical known as PTFE. This is nearly indestructible and, as such, is used in a range of household items. Most non-stick pans and pots are made or treated with Teflon as it creates an extremely slick surface which food and waste cannot adhere to. Aside from in the kitchen, in the past Teflon has been used in a wide range of products, including:

  • Clothing, such as rain coats and school uniforms.
  • Cosmetics, including foundations and nail polish.
  • Paints and varnishes.
  • Cleaning products.
  • Stain-resistant carpets and furniture.
  • Machine and electrical parts.

Whilst it offers a range of benefits to the user, largely due to its practicality in environments like the kitchen, it is also extremely dangerous. When Teflon® is heated to more than 250O C it will start to decompose. As it decomposes, it will cause fluorocarbon polymers to enter the air. When these polymers are breathed in or ingested, they can quickly cause the development of polymer fume fever.

What Illnesses Can Teflon® Cause?

Ingredients used in Teflon®, and even their replacements, have been proven to cause or contribute to a range of health conditions. Although PFOA, one of the key ingredients in Teflon® production, has been phased out in modern Teflon®, some scientists argue that its replacements are just as dangerous. In the past, Teflon® products have been linked to illnesses such as:

  • Kidney & Liver Cancer.
  • Testicular Cancer.
  • Prostate Cancer.
  • Bladder & Ovarian Cancer.
  • Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension.
  • Ulcerative Colitis.
  • Thyroid Disease.

Due to its prevalence in modern society, practically everyone has traces of PFOA in their blood. Whilst this exposure is usually relatively low, and certainly not enough to cause these illnesses to develop in the short-term, there is the concern that PFOA never leaves the body. As such, it can build up over time, resulting in a range of long-lasting health issues later in life.

For Exposure to Teflon Compensation, Choose Tylers Solicitors Today!

If you, or someone you love, is unfortunate enough to suffer from any illnesses or health issues relating to Teflon® poisoning, then you need to do everything you can to get exposure to Teflon compensation. You need a professional and experienced team by your side, who understand just how much of an impact the development of these illnesses can have on your life.

As professional personal injury lawyers, based in Manchester, the Tylers Solicitors team can provide a specialised service to help you achieve the exposure to Teflon compensation that you need. We can help you to obtain justice as well as the potential compensation that you deserve. Whether you’ve suffered from Teflon® poisoning as a result of using a particular product, or because you’ve worked in an environment high with PFOA, we are here for you.

Tackling large organisations by yourself can be almost impossible if you don’t have any legal training. Here at Tylers, we are dedicated to helping you take on companies of any size to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Whether your grievances are with a current or an ex-employer, or a manufacturer who sold you unsuitable products, the professional team at Tylers Solicitors are here for you.

We are a no win, no fee company. That means that if you don’t get the compensation you deserve, we don’t get paid. That means we’ll fight all the harder to get you the retribution you need so you can get on with the rest of your life. We have specialists in everything from medical misconduct to product liability to accidents at work.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our professional and sympathetic team today! You can reach us directly on 0800 699 0079. Alternatively, you can call us on your mobile phone at 0333 577 0320, and we’ll help you to work out what you are entitled to. What’s more; we’ll help you get it.

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