Firefighting Foam Cancer Lawsuits

If you are a firefighter, be it paid, volunteer, former (meaning you changed careers) or retired and have been diagnosed with cancer or any illness due to firefighting foam exposure you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation for your injuries, medical care, pain and suffering. Our firefighter injury attorneys represent current, former and retired firefighters who have been injured due to exposure to hazardous firefighting foams. In addition, our catastrophic injury lawyers help individuals and families impacted by exposure to ground water contaminated with PFOS and/or PFOA from AFFF products, who have sustained personal injuries and/or need medical monitoring resulting from exposure to aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) (aka firefighting foam) containing the toxic chemicals perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and/or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Let our injury lawyers handling firefighter foam cancer lawsuits help you.

If you have become ill or lost a loved one due to toxic chemical exposure related to AFFFs, connect with one of our firefighter injury attorneys right away. Serving firefighters, civilians and military members in all 50 states such as DE, MD, CA, FL, TX, CO, PA, PR, DC, NJ, NY, IL, NC & GA.

Lawsuits Against The Makers Of AFFF’s

Aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs) (aka firefighting foam) contain the toxic chemicals PFOA and/or PFOS (aka PFCs). These toxic chemicals are manufactured by 3M Company, National Foam, Tyco Fire Products, ChemGuard, Kidde Fire Fighting, Inc., and the Ansul Company.

Many people have been harmed due to the deadly, destructive health consequences of exposure to these toxic chemicals, so our team of firefighter injury claim attorneys are fighting for the rights of injured firefighters, civilians and military members harmed due to firefighting foam exposure and local water contamination. In December 2018, we filed a class action lawsuit in the Middle District of Florida against the aforementioned manufacturers on behalf of a class of plaintiffs who worked and/or trained at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala, Florida, where government agencies found dangerously high levels of PFOS and PFOA due to contamination in the College’s water supply.

Illnesses Linked To AFFF Exposure

AFFFs containing PFOA & PFOS have been associated with serious health issues such as:

  • Cancer of the kidney(s) and testicles
  • Liver damage
  • Thyroid disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Preeclampsia in pregnant women
  • Cholesterol changes
  • Immune system damage (e.g., antibody production and immunity issues)

PFOA and PFOS are typically found in contaminated water systems that sustain runoff of AFFFs used at military bases and fire training facilities. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the use of these chemicals in 3M’s AFFF products in 2002. In the last several years, the EPA has lowered the acceptable PFOA levels to 70 ppt, although some states have it as low as 20 or 40 ppt. However, these regulations are not always strictly followed, and, even if they are, exposed persons may still become seriously ill, sometimes to the point of death.

Contact Our Firefighter Injury Lawyers Handling Firefighter Foam Cancer Lawsuits

If you or someone you love has been affected by AFFF manufacturers’ failure to adequately warn users of the risks posed by their products, connect with our nationwide team of injury attorneys handling firefighter foam cancer lawsuits.

No matter what state you were arrested in our team of firefighter injury lawyers can help as they serve all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. including: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wyoming and Wisconsin.