Toxic chemicals in Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF Firefighting Foam) have been linked to numerous types of cancers, including prostate cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, lymphoma, and more.
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with cancer or other health problems after being exposed regularly to AFFF, you should Contact Us today by filling out an online contact form or by calling 504-523-2434 for a FREE Consultation.
AFFF Firefighting Foam Lawsuits | What Happened?
Since the 50s, firefighting foam (also known as aqueous film-forming foam or AFFF) has been a staple at airports and on military bases around the country. Health organizations such as the EPA, CDC, and American Cancer Society (ACS) warned about a group of chemicals central to AFFF’s formula called PFAS. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, is a group of long-lasting chemicals that break down slowly over time.
By the mid 70s, major manufacturers of AFFF were made aware of the toxicity of PFAS chemicals in AFFF. By the early 90s, these companies were also becoming aware that PFAS may have adverse health effects on humans, including:
- Bladder Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Ulcerative Colitis
And yet, the products are still on the market.
AFFF Firefighting Foam Lawsuits | Can I File a Claim?
Are you a former firefighter, military member, airport worker, or similar professional who consistently worked with AFFF firefighting foam after 1960? Did you train new workers or were trained for lengthy periods of time while regularly exposed to AFFF foam? If you were and developed a cancerous condition as a result, you might qualify to join litigation.
Peiffer Wolf’s Toxic Exposure Practice has represented thousands of individuals who have been the victims of RoundUp and Paraquat exposure, as well as Camp Lejeune water contamination and the East Palestine Train Derailment, among other cases.
Now, we are fighting on behalf of those whose health has been endangered by the recklessness of companies marketing AFFF Firefighting Foam. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with cancer or other health problems after being exposed to harmful chemicals after working with AFFF, you should Contact Us today by filling out an online contact form or by calling 504-523-2434 for a FREE Consultation.
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