Were You Exposed to Fire Suppressant Foam or the Forever Chemical AFFF?

You Could Be Eligible For Substantial Compensation

Hughes & Coleman is currently evaluating potential plaintiffs for a multidistrict litigation for claims related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs), and/or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). If you or a loved one has come into contact with fire suppressant foam and were diagnosed with cancer or another serious illness, you may be eligible for substantial compensation.

 

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Who Qualifies for the AFFF Personal Injury Lawsuit?

This case can include current and former firefighters who were exposed to AFFF in fire suppressant foam. You may be eligible for compensation if you:

  • Are or were a firefighter who used fire suppressant foam containing AFFF
  • Have been diagnosed with any of the following:
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Liver Cancer*
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Ulcerative Colitis

 

*Liver cancer cases must not have a history of alcoholism or other alcohol-related liver disease or damage. If you are unsure if your liver cancer is connected to alcohol use or AFFF, please contact us today for a consultation.

What are PFAS or Forever Chemicals?

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are synthetic chemicals that have been commonly used in industrial and consumer products since the 1950s. PFAS might be found in packaging, on nonstick cookware, and even in treatments for fabrics to keep them stain resistant. There are many types of PFAS, and some of them have even been found to contaminate drinking water, affecting those who don’t come in direct contact.

What Makes PFAS “Forever Chemicals”?

According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, PFAS are made up of a carbon-fluorine bond, and “because the carbon-fluorine bond is one of the strongest, these chemicals do not degrade easily in the environment.” Scientific studies have shown that this bond is so strong that PFAS can pass through some in-home water filters.

Are PFAS Harmful to Humans?

Studies have shown that there are PFAS that are harmful to humans and animals. According to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, PFAS can cause health problems ranging from high blood pressure in pregnant women to certain types of cancer.

What are examples of PFAS?

While there are nearly 15,000 different synthetical chemicals that are considered PFAS, the two PFAS in the spotlight right now are Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFOS).

What is AFFF?

Also known as fire suppressant foam, AFFF is a foam substance that is used to effectively cool a fire and coat flammable liquid. AFFF is also used in chemical plants, emergency response, oil refineries, airports, and flammable liquid storage facilities.

What is PFOS?

PFOS is a synthetic chemical that has been used since the mid-20th century for items like nonstick cookware and stain-resistant fabrics.

Is the AFFF Lawsuit Just For Firefighters?

While this specific case requires the plaintiffs to be current or former firefighters, there is another lawsuit for plaintiffs exposed to PFOS and AFFF which includes plaintiffs who have been exposed to AFFF through contaminated drinking water and other environmental situations.

If you or a loved one was exposed to PFOS or AFFF in contaminated drinking water and was diagnosed with cancer or another serious illness, you can learn more about MDL 2873 and see if you qualify by following the link below:

AFFF and PFOS Personal Injury Lawsuit

 

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