FIREFIGHTING FOAM EXPOSURE LINKED TO CANCER
What is the problem?
Aqueous Film-Forming Foam, also known as AFFF or Class B foams have been widely used since the 1950s to extinguish fuel-based fires. This chemical-based fire suppression foam was used primarily at military bases, airports and by firefighters during training exercises and for extinguishing jest fuel and petroleum fires.
U.S. military firefighters and airport firefighters run the greatest risk of developing cancer from toxic exposure to AFFF because the military regularly used the firefighting foam for almost 60 years. Civilian airports required the use of AFFF until 2018.
Manufacturers of AFFF use dangerous chemicals known as PFAS to make firefighting foam. These fire foam chemicals are not biodegradable and are referred to as “forever chemicals”. Sadly, firefighters were never warned about the dangerous forever chemicals that can increase the risk of cancer in firefighters who were regularly exposed to the foam.
WHAT TYPES OF CANCER MIGHTFIREFIGHTING FOAM CAUSE?
- Testicular Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Renal/Kidney Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Lymphoma Cancers
- Neuroendocrine Tumors
- Other tumors and cancers
FIREFIGHTING FOAM EXPOSURE LAWSUITS
- 3M Company
- The Ansul Company
- National Foam, Inc.
- Tyco Fire Products, L.P.
- Dow Dupont, Inc,
- Buckeye Fire Equipment Company
- Chubb Fire Ltd.
- Kidde Fenwal, Inc.
- Angus Fire
- Dynax Corporation
- United Technologies Corp.
- Interlogix, Inc.
- Corteva, Inc.
- The Chemours Co,, LLC
We allege these Firefighting Foam manufacturers:
- Failed to conduct comprehensive studies on the side effects of AFFF and cancer among people exposed to the chemicals in firefighting foam;
- Failed to warn military and civilian firefighters, who they knew would foreseeably come into contact with AFFF about the unreasonable risk of developing cancer
- Failed to issue recalls or safety warnings that could have avoided a cancer from AFFF exposure
- Failed to design firefighting foam to avoid unreasonable risk of harm to firefighters, military servicemembers, airport personnel and others exposed to the chemicals
- Withheld information from firefighters about the importance of protective gear to guard against the known cancer risks of AFFF
WHY CHOOSE US TO REPRESENT YOUR FAMILY?
Our law firm is prosecuting individual lawsuits, not class action lawsuits, on behalf of firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer after toxic exposure to chemical-based firefighting foam products.
Toxic exposure to firefighting foam chemical claims require a very specialized knowledge and experience to litigate effectively. They require an intimate knowledge of the cancer victim’s medical history, work history and exposure history in addition to the evidence linking the exposure to cancer. It’s not something that a typical lawyer, or even a typical personal injury lawyer is able to handle.
Our law firm specializes in these kinds of cases and has earned such a strong reputation in this niche area of the law that other law firms refer us their clients due to our integrity, responsiveness and our proven track record of success in these types of cases.
When we take on your claim, we work tirelessly to get you the compensation you truly deserve. The maximum compensation possible for the pain and suffering you and your family has been through. We are committed to providing you with the best possible representation so that you can move on with your life.
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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after exposure to firefighting foam, contact our law firm today to speak with an experienced lawyer who can answer your questions, explain your legal rights and evaluate your claim.
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