Firefighting Foam Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Lawsuits
Were you diagnosed with cancer after exposure to firefighting foam? Join the lawsuit against aqueous film-forming foam today.
The men and women who selflessly rush towards danger in order to protect others have been seriously wronged. Countless local firefighters and members of the military have been exposed to dangerous chemicals called PFAS. These hazardous chemicals accumulate within the body over time and have been linked to cancer.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer following the exposure to the “forever chemicals” in firefighting foam, contact The People’s Lawyer today. The attorneys at Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman are currently reviewing cases in the firefighting foam lawsuit and you may be entitled to compensation.
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What Is Firefighting Foam?
Firefighting foam, also known as aqueous film-forming foam or AFFF, has been utilized to extinguish fires since the 1940’s. The fire-retardant chemicals in the foam, called PFAS, have been linked to serious health conditions in those exposed to it. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) are resistant to grease, oil, water, and heat. The chemicals have been found to build up within the body and show no sign of reducing over time. The FDA acknowledges this build up as the catalyst to serious health conditions including multiple cancers.
SIDE EFFECTS and cancer associated
Exposure to PFOA and PFOS, common types of PFAS, has resulted in the following cancers:
- Kidney cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Ovarian cancer
In addition to Firefighter extinguishing foam, PFAS are also used as an ingredient in the manufacturing of:
- Flame retardants
- Hydraulic fluids for the auto and aerospace industries
- Medical devices
- Components of color copiers and printers
- Metal plating (such as chrome)
- Coating for non-stick cookware
- Food packaging
Additional Occupations at Risk
These complications linked to the foam have been discovered in more industries than local firefighting departments. The Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) states, the military utilizes 75% of all firefighting foam in both, firefighting training and emergency responses. In addition, airport firefighters have been required to use the foam to extinguish jet fuel fires since 1970. Following 2018, the Federal Aviation Admin. (FAA), no longer requires the foam to be used. Nearly, 45 years passed with countless firefighters being exposed to this hazardous foam which resulted in life altering health complications. The list of firefighters exposed to these dangerous chemicals include military, airport, local/dept., and fuel firefighters.
Who Is Liable?
Companies such as DuPont and 3M, manufacturers of firefighter form, have derived substantial sources of revenue from the sale of PFAS. Allegedly, they were aware of the hazardous nature of their form but failed to take proper action to protect the firefighters who heroically protect us. The impact of PFAS on human health can be serious, and can result from exposure levels as little as 1 part per trillion. PFAS is a recognized human carcinogen, and exposure can cause cancer and numerous other diseases. These companies are facing legal and medical scrutiny for their toxic foam.
Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman, LLP is accepting cases on behalf of Firefighters and other individuals who have developed any of the following health related problems as a result of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure:
- Testicular Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Ulcerative Colitis
Why Choose Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman As Your Firefighting Foam Cancer Attorney?
Firefighters and military members risk their lives to protect ours. The last thing they think about when sacrificing themselves for our safety is if their firefighting foam is toxic. These heroes deserve better than these companies’ blatant disregard for their health. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer following the exposure to firefighting foam, you may be entitled to compensation.
Serious medical issues that are caused by defective products can cause long-term and serious complications or even lead to death. Our attorneys are nationally recognized and are experienced in all aspects of serious personal injury litigation, including defective product litigation. Our law firm is located in Central New York and has been serving the Utica NY, Syracuse NY, Watertown NY, Binghamton NY areas for over 60 years. We know first-hand how devastating it can be to have been seriously injured or to have had the misfortune of losing a loved one.
We are committed to helping victims receive settlements fast. Our law firm has secured well over $100 million for our clients in verdicts and settlements. The attorneys at Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman are focused on personal injury law, fighting for the rights of injured people. If you have been hurt by a defective product, we will fight to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Contact The People’s Lawyer for a free consultation to determine your eligibility for an AFFF foam lawsuit against the liable companies.
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