Bloomberg Law
April 22, 2021, 8:52 PM

Bicameral PFAS Bill Would Increase Victims’ Legal Rights

Kellie Lunney
Kellie Lunney

House and Senate Democrats introduced legislation that would allow people exposed to “forever chemicals” to sue manufacturers to pay for medical monitoring to detect health problems associated with the toxins.

The “PFAS Accountability Act of 2021” would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act and enable contamination victims to file a federal cause of action, allowing them to bring claims against companies for significant exposure. Victims would not have to wait until they are demonstrably sick to sue under the legislation.

The bill also would give courts the authority to force manufacturers to pick up the tab for victims’ ...

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