AFFF Lawsuits and Fighting for Your Health

Fire on the Front Lines: AFFF Lawsuits and Fighting for Your Health

For decades, a firefighting foam called Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) was hailed as a hero, extinguishing flames and protecting lives. But behind the scenes, a different story unfolded. Now, firefighters, military personnel, and others exposed to AFFF are facing a different kind of firestorm – a battle for their health and compensation.

The Dark Side of AFFF: Potential Health Risks

AFFF contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals.” These man-made chemicals are incredibly persistent in the environment and the human body. While AFFF effectively extinguished fires, growing scientific evidence suggests a link between PFAS exposure and serious health problems, including:

  • Certain cancers: Kidney cancer, testicular cancer, pancreatic cancer, and some types of leukemia have all been linked to PFAS exposure.
  • Immune system issues: Studies suggest PFAS may weaken the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to infections.
  • Thyroid disease: PFAS exposure can disrupt thyroid hormone production, leading to a variety of health issues.

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Cases we are taking:

  • Kidney Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease – hypo and hyperthyroidism, hashimoto’s disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer (males only)
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) focuses on the health effects of PFAS exposure, which is a component of AFFF firefighting foam [CDC PFAS]. Here’s what you can glean from the CDC regarding AFFF:

  • PFAS in AFFF: The CDC acknowledges that PFAS is a common component of AFFF [CDC PFAS].
  • Potential Health Risks: They link PFAS exposure to possible health effects like cancer, immune system issues, and thyroid problems, although they don’t specifically mention AFFF as the source [CDC PFAS].
  • Focus on Exposure: The CDC’s main concern is identifying populations with high PFAS exposure, including firefighters [CDC Stacks].

While the CDC doesn’t directly address the dangers of AFFF itself, they highlight the potential health risks of PFAS exposure, which firefighters are more likely to encounter due to their work with AFFF.

Why Contact a Lawyer? Holding Manufacturers Accountable

Companies that manufactured and sold AFFF for decades may have known about the potential health risks yet failed to warn firefighters and others exposed to the foam. This lack of transparency has left many suffering from serious illnesses.

An AFFF lawsuit lawyer can help you:

  • Understand your rights: They can determine if you qualify for the ongoing class action lawsuit against AFFF manufacturers.
  • Gather evidence: Lawyers can help document your exposure to AFFF and link it to your health problems.
  • Seek compensation: You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Don’t fight this battle alone. An experienced lawyer can be your advocate, ensuring you receive fair compensation for the harm caused by AFFF exposure.

Call Today for a Free Case Review: See if You Qualify

If you were a firefighter, military personnel, or otherwise exposed to AFFF at work or through contaminated foam, you may have a case. Don’t wait to seek justice. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case review. Let’s discuss your situation and see if you qualify for the AFFF class action lawsuit. You deserve to be heard, and we’re here to help.

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