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The Rise of PFAS and AFFF Litigation

What Are PFAS?

In recent years, the acronym (PFAS), has crept into our lexicon. I’m not talking about Superman’s arch nemesis Lex Luthor. PFAS are a group of almost 15,000 synthetic chemicals which are often dubbed “forever chemicals” as they don’t break down into the environment nor our bodies. Used in industrial applications and consumer products, examples include nonstick cookware, water-repellent clothing, fabrics and firefighting foam or (AFFF).

Health Concerns:

Studies have linked issues to even minimal direct exposure to PFAS on a semi-regular exposure to a range of adverse health effects, including cancers or issues with the bladder, breast, colon, kidney, liver, leukemia, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, pancreas, prostate, testicles, uterus and/or of the thyroid. Environmental contamination is also a significant issue to our planet, as PFAS have been found in water supplies, soil, and air across the globe.

Litigation Update:

Right now that are almost 8,000 actions filed. The negligent manufacturers include some of the world’s largest chemical producing companies such as 3M, Chemguard, Chemours, DuPont and Tyco. Last year, 3M agreed to a settlement with public water systems worth $10.3 billion, while the other companies agreed to $1.19 billion. Moreover, there is speculation that a global settlement for individuals may be near.

Legal Representation:

The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld and our co-counsel team, have been handling cases for Firefighters, (civilian or military) and others who have trained with and or were exposed to Aqueous Film Forming Foam or AFFF that became sick. We accept matters nationally and on a contingency basis. That means there are no attorney’s fees/costs unless there is a settlement or court award. We’ll even try to obtain your medical records.

Our Help:

Call our office today to see if you qualify for financial compensation. The consultation is always free. Mind you that the litigation is not against your employer but rather versus the “Lex Luthor” type companies who created this evil product.

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