At 1-800-LAW-HELP, we represent current and former firefighters, who are suffering serious medical conditions from exposure to aqueous firefighting foams (AFFF) containing the toxic chemicals perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and/or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which are classified as per- and polyfluoroalkyls (PFAs).
These chemicals are often used in AFFF, and they been linked to multiple illnesses and health issues, including cancer. Even if you have never been in direct contact with AFFF or a similar firefighting foam, these dangerous chemicals can seep into nearby groundwater, exposing innocent victims to serious health risks.
The PFAS chemicals in AFFF cause several severe illnesses and health risks, as well as environmental problems. PFAS are water-soluble and bio-accumulative, which means that these chemicals can easily be dispersed through air and water – and accumulate in the human body. Because AFFF is used to combat several types of fires, these toxins may contaminate the surrounding soil, air, and groundwater after fire emergencies and firefighting training exercises.
At 1-800-LAW-HELP, we are actively taking on AFFF exposure cases and representing clients from a wide range of backgrounds, from military veterans to firefighters to private citizens.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with or suffered from any of the following conditions, contact our attorneys immediately so that we can begin assessing your case!
For decades, companies including 3M, Chemguard, Tyco and Dupont have sold PFAS containing products called AFFF, or commonly referred to as firefighting foam.
Because of AFFF’s effectiveness in distinguishing jet fuel and petroleum fires, it’s been widely used both in training and practice for firefighters across the country.
Unfortunately, exposure to PFAS has been linked to cancers including but not limited to kidney cancer, testicular cancer, pancreatic cancer, bladder cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, neuroendocrine tumors and prostate cancer.
1-800-LAW-HELP is currently taking cases for firefighters across the U.S. that have used firefighting foam. If you’ve been exposed and were later diagnosed with cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.
Call us today to discuss your options.