Were you exposed to firefighting foam and have you developed cancer as a result? If so, you could be entitled to recover compensation from the makers of AFFF, who failed to disclose that AFFF contained hazardous, carcinogenic chemicals called PFAS.
Firefighting foam has been manufactured with PFAS since the 1960s, but the risks of exposure to these dangerous chemicals have only recently become more widely known. If you believe that exposure to the substances in AFFF may have led to your cancer diagnosis, reach out to the AFFF lawsuit attorneys of OnderLaw, LLC right away.
We have the knowledge and skills to help you hold the manufacturer of AFFF responsible for their negligence through a personal injury lawsuit. Call us today for a free, no-risk consultation.
What Is Firefighting Foam?
Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), commonly referred to as firefighting foam, is regularly employed by firefighters to extinguish fires. This foam has been used by firefighters for over half a century, mainly because it is an extremely effective tool for putting out fires associated with jet fuel and other petroleum sources.
Unfortunately, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are core ingredients in firefighting foam, and due to their toxicity, regular exposure to PFAS through the use of firefighting foam has led some firefighters to develop various types of cancer. PFAS includes toxic chemicals such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA or C8), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), and other PFA substances.
At OnderLaw, LLC, we are currently taking the cases of firefighters who were exposed to PFAS and were later diagnosed with one of the following types of cancer:
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Thyroid cancer
Because of its use in extinguishing jet fuel and petroleum fires, AFFF exposure most commonly affects firefighters who worked for the U.S. military or worked at airports. Both the U.S. military and U.S. airports mandated that firefighters use firefighting foam containing PFAS for decades.
However, any person who worked as a firefighter, was exposed to firefighting foam, and later developed cancer could potentially be eligible for an AFFF lawsuit. While military and airport firefighters tend to be exposed to these dangerous substances more often, any firefighter who came into contact with firefighting foam at regular intervals could potentially have a case.
Compensation in an AFFF Claim
Depending on the details of your case and the losses you suffered, you might be eligible to recover financial and non-financial damages for:
- Present and future medical expenses related to your cancer treatment
- Lost income, if you are unable to work due to your illness
- Reduced future income, if you aren’t able to work in the future, either temporarily or permanently, due to your condition
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering, including mental anguish, emotional distress, PTSD, depression, and other physical and psychological effects of your diagnosis
- Loss of quality of life
Every case is unique, so it can be tricky to forecast how much your settlement will be worth. Some of the factors that will be taken into consideration when calculating the value of your claim include the severity of your illness, the extent of your exposure to hazardous chemicals, your financial losses, and the income you couldn’t earn because you could not work.
A skilled products liability attorney can help you document all of your losses, quantify your non-economic damages, and assess the value of your case.
How OnderLaw, LLC Can Help with Your AFFF Lawsuit
Pursuing an AFFF lawsuit, not to mention going up against a large chemical company, may be challenging if you haven’t hired a seasoned products liability attorney to represent you. At OnderLaw, LLC, we have extensive experience fighting for clients who have suffered injury or illness due to dangerous and defective products, and we are committed to helping you seek the financial relief you deserve.
There are numerous benefits to hiring a products liability attorney from OnderLaw, LLC, including:
- Free consultation – Your first meeting with our attorneys is entirely free, so there are no risks or obligations associated with seeking out an attorney’s advice and perspective.
- Experience – Our team of legal professionals has recovered enormous verdicts for our clients in various products liability cases, including a $110 million verdict and a $72 million verdict in two separate cases against Johnson & Johnson over their harmful talc-based baby powder, among many other impressive outcomes. Our products liability attorneys have a long track record of success.
- Offices in multiple states – OnderLaw, LLC has offices in California, Missouri, and Tennessee.
- No upfront legal costs – Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will not request a legal fee upfront. We will only collect our fee if we successfully secure compensation for you. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.
At OnderLaw, LLC, we have the resources to conduct a thorough investigation into your case, gather evidence to prove your side of the story, document the financial and non-financial losses you suffered, and aggressively seek full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
We will handle virtually every step of the claims process for you. If we are unable to negotiate a fair settlement with the manufacturer (or their insurer), we won’t hesitate to litigate your case in court before a judge or jury. While the majority of personal injury cases settle before they ever reach the trial stage, our experienced trial lawyers are prepared for every possible legal scenario.
Contact OnderLaw, LLC Today
If you were regularly exposed to firefighting foam on the job and suspect that the hazardous substances contained in AFFF may have contributed to your cancer diagnosis, then don’t wait to contact a products liability lawyer from OnderLaw, LLC.
We will assess the details of your situation with you, determine whether you have a case, and help you decide on the best course of action. Our AFFF lawsuit attorneys in California, Missouri, and Tennessee are dedicated to helping firefighters nationwide who were regularly exposed to toxic chemicals pursue justice through compensation.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation.