PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF OUR BRAVE FIREMEN
Aqueous film forming foam or AFFF for short, was commercially used beginning in the early 1970s. It is used to suppress fires involving flammable liquids, by forming a barrier between the air and vapors, effectively suffocating them. Firefighters use this foam in action and during training. Until the mid-1990s,3M was the primary manufacturer. Companies began phasing it out in the early 2000s, but the replacement foam has similar issues.
The most highly linked cases include cancers of the bladder, kidney, liver, pancreas, prostate, testicles along with causing thyroid disease and ulcerative colitis. That being said, our law firm is accepting cases for breast, colorectal and endometrial cancers along with leukemia and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The time to make a claim is now! In fact, last month two tentative multibillion dollar settlements have been reached by some of the firefoam manufacturers to resolve claims of contaminated publicwater systems.
What are the Dangers?
AFFF contains toxic chemicals called PFAS, PFOS, and PFOA. Not only are they dangerous to the environment, but have been strongly linked to cancers. Military and civilian firefighters who are exposed to these foams over time have significantly increased risks. The same may be true for non-fire fighters if they handled and or disposed of it. The more exposure one has to these toxic chemicals, the greater likelihood that there condition was caused by this defective product. Even minimal direct exposure on a semi-regular basis can cause harm!
Why is that important?
It is believed that the some defendants will now try to resolve the approximate 5,000 pending claims for people that were exposed to AFFF and were made sick or passed away from its use.
Call our office today for a no-obligation evaluation. We accept these cases nationwide and on a contingency basis. There are no upfront costs and costs. We’ll even obtain your medical records. Mind you that the litigation is not against your employer but rather versus the chemical companies who created this deadly product. Let us and our co-counsel team seek justice for your injuries.
We can be reached at (866) I SUE YOU (478-3968)