AFFF Firefighting Class Action Lawsuit Update in 2022 – File Your Claim Here
Fires can wreak havoc and decimate entire communities. As a result, firefighters got a break in the early 1950s when scientists were able to invent or discover a compound that would effectively work as a fire retardant by robbing the fire of oxygen for which it needs to keep burning. The chemical in question is called AFFF or aqueous firefighting foam, which has numerous industrial uses. The compound is also known as a forever chemical due to its ability to persist in the environment for what seems like an eternity on account of its plastic and strong carbon bonds and background. Individuals working in military bases as well as firemen who were in constant contact with AFFF went on to develop various aggressive cancers many decades later which, unbeknownst to them, was as a direct consequence of working in close proximity to this chemical. It is also alleged that the makers of AFFF were aware of the cancer-causing potential of AFF foam decades prior, but chose not to share this information with the general public so they could continue making profits off their discovery. If you were a firefighter or worked in a military base and had to come into contact with AFFF and any of its derivatives and were diagnosed with cancer, you may be able to recover compensation, and we’re here to help with that.
Are you looking for a best firefighting foam class action lawsuit attorney? Please call us NOW at (773) 570-7899 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. the experienced class action lawsuit lawyers at McCready Law bring to the table over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience where we’ve helped hundreds of individuals just like you get compensated after getting injured due to the negligent and careless acts of omission carried out by greedy companies who put their profits over the lives of people like you. It is important to understand that you have rights as someone who was exposed to AFFF and PFAS on account of the fact that product liability law asks manufacturers and anyone who is looking to make anything that is meant for mass public consumption to make sure that it is safe for use and doesn’t harm the public, and that if there are any risks to the use of the product, that the public is warned about the same in a timely manner. One of our defining features as a law firm is the fact that we have experience litigating claims, as seen by our over 70 cases we’ve taken to court and successfully obtained judgment in favor of our clients over the years, experience that most law firms lack on account of their overreliance on insurance company negotiations. In addition to having a bilingual staff (hablamos Espanol), we take on all cases on contingency fee basis, which means that there are NO UPFRONT FEES whatsoever during the processing of your claim. Regardless of where you are in the country, we can help you with your claim if you were exposed to PFAS or AFFF chemicals and developed cancer – call us NOW at (773) 570-7899 to learn more about how to be part of the firefighting foam cancer class action lawsuit; the consultation is FREE!
Firefighting foam contains PFAS, the same chemical that is found in things like plastic bags, non-stick cookware and plastics used in housing insulation. PFAS have the unique and unenviable ability to not biodegrade in the environment for hundreds of years. Because of this, they have earned the term – “forever chemicals” which are in effect chemicals that resist breakdown for an unusually long period of time. PFAS found in firefighting foam therefore are able to be inhaled or even ingested by individuals working or living in close proximity to where they are sprayed, and this then causes a number of problems as the body launches an inflammatory response in order to try to get rid of them. Sustained inflammation has the unfortunate effect of causing an increase in oxidative stress on a cellular level, and this in turn can prime these cells to start mutating, setting the stage for various cancers.
Some of the cancers associated with firefighting foam include:
- Pancreatic cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
The companies that made the most PFAS and AFFF chemicals include the following:
- National Foam
- 3M Chemicals
- Tyco Fire Products
- The Chemours Company
- DuPont de Nemours
- Buckeye Fire Equipment
- Chubb Fire
The following workers are said to have been exposed to PFAS over the years:
- Firefighters for the military
- Individuals living near airports, fire departments or a military installation or base
- Airport firefighters
- Commercial firefighters
Experienced Firefighting PFAS Foam Class Action Lawsuit Attorneys – Call to File Today!
It’s possible that a loved one died of cancer and worked for the military in a firefighting position, or was a commercial firefighter for decades. In such cases, it is very likely that they lost their life on account of the toxic PFAS they worked with. To this end, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf in order to recover compensation that will go a long way in alleviating the pain and suffering as well as help support your family due to the departure of a breadwinner. If you’re currently struggling with cancer and were a firefighter in the military or lived near a military base, you may also be able to recover compensation. our attorneys are ready and willing to take you through the claims process so you can recover money damages for various things such as pain and suffering, the cost of present and future medical care, loss of consortium, loss of society, punitive damages, loss of wage earning ability, legal fees, and so much more. There are close to 2000 cases waiting in the docket to be heard as part of the firefighting cancer lawsuit in 2022 – it is not too late to join so you can get compensated; simply call us NOW at (773) 570-7899 to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.