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Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF), a type of firefighting foam, has been used by firefighters in both military and civilian units to suppress fires for decades. It has been used both in training and practice for firefighters across the country for years due to its effectiveness.

Sadly, chemicals contained in firefighting foam may increase the risk of different types of cancer, resulting in firefighting foam lawsuits. Thousands of AFFF lawsuits have been filed – including both firefighter cancer lawsuits and water contamination lawsuits – and are being pursued against manufacturers of firefighting foam.

People diagnosed with testicular cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer, lymphoma, leukemia, or other types of cancer following exposure to PFAS chemicals in AFFF are seeking justice through legal action.

PFAS chemicals are per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, “Scientific studies have shown that exposure to some PFAS in the environment may be linked to harmful health effects in humans and animals.”

Some PFAS can accumulate and stay in the human body for a long time, and long-term exposure to PFAS causes a buildup in the body that has the potential to result in negative health effects, according to the U.S. Fire Administration of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“Current scientific research suggests that exposure to certain PFAS may lead to adverse health outcomes.” – United States Environmental Protection Agency

If you or a loved one were exposed to this foam, particularly if you were a firefighter, and later developed cancer, you may be entitled to compensation from an AFFF lawsuit. Please don’t delay in contacting the committed team of attorneys at Phillips Law Group for a review of your case.

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    Cancers Associated with PFAS

    Cancers and other ailments associated with PFAS, which are present in AFFF, include:

    • Bladder cancer
    • Breast cancer
    • Leukemia
    • Liver cancer
    • Lymphoma
    • Multiple Myeloma
    • Pancreatic cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Renal or kidney cancer
    • Testicular cancer
    • Thyroid cancer
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Uterine or endometrial cancer

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    What Compensation Can I Recover for Firefighting Foam Exposure?

    If you were exposed to firefighting foam and developed health issues like cancer that you believe are linked to that exposure, you can potentially request compensation for:

    • Immediate and ongoing medical bills
    • Past and future lost wages
    • Physical pain and suffering
    • Mental and emotional trauma

    You should contact a lawyer like the ones here at Phillips Law Group to determine if you have a qualified case and to see what damages you could pursue.

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    How Much Does a Lawyer Cost For Firefighting Foam Lawsuits?

    At Phillips Law Group, we handle cases on a contingency basis, meaning we do not require money upfront. There is no risk in giving our team a call to talk about your legal options. Your information will remain confidential, and you owe us nothing unless we pursue and win your case. Contact us today!

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    Who is Most At Risk of PFAS Exposure?

    United States military firefighters and firefighters assigned to airports are at particular risk of PFAS exposure.

    Airports required the use of firefighting foam until 2018, and the U.S. military used the firefighting foam for decades.

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    Can I File an AFFF Firefighting Foam Lawsuit?

    You may be eligible to file an AFFF lawsuit if you or a loved one:

    • Worked as a firefighter (military or civilian)
    • Were exposed to toxic firefighting foams
    • Were later diagnosed with bladder cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, liver cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, renal or kidney cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, ulcerative colitis, or uterine or endometrial cancer

    Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the firefighting foam attorneys at Phillips Law Group for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more today.

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