Firefighters with cancer may qualify to file an AFFF firefighting foam lawsuit

Lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam have alleged that firefighters exposed to the forever chemicals in AFFF are at risk of developing kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, testicular cancer, and other serious illnesses.

If you or a loved one worked with AFFF firefighting foam and were diagnosed with cancer, you may qualify to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for your illness.

Start your claim today by calling the lawyers at Hissey Mulderig & Friend toll-free at 1-866-806-8117, or by filling out our free claims submission form on the right side of this page.

AFFF Linked to Kidney, Pancreatic & Testicular Cancer

AFFF firefighting foam is designed to fight fires that involve flammable liquids, including gasoline, petroleum, and jet fuel. AFFF was widely used by firefighters in the Air Force and other branches of the military for decades, as well as at dozens of airports across the U.S.

AFFF firefighting foam contains chemicals known as per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) – including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) – commonly referred to as “forever chemicals” because they do not break down easily.

Firefighters who worked with AFFF may be at risk of developing cancer because of the forever chemicals in firefighting foam. Exposure to AFFF has been linked to an increased risk of several types of cancer, including kidney cancer, multiple myeloma, pancreatic cancer, renal cancer, testicular cancer, and uterine or endometrial cancer.

In 2023, a study was published that linked Air Force firefighters to an increased risk of testicular cancer from exposure to AFFF firefighting foam.

Thousands of AFFF Firefighting Foam Lawsuits Filed

According to firefighting foam lawsuits filed against 3M, Chemguard, Dupont, and other companies, the manufacturers of AFFF knew about the cancer risk associated with this product for decades, but failed to properly warn firefighters about the health risks they faced from using AFFF.

Thousands of lawsuits by firefighters who were diagnosed with cancer or other illnesses have already been filed against AFFF manufacturers. Many of these lawsuits were filed by military firefighters who were exposed to the cancerous forever chemicals in firefighting foam during their time in the Air Force, Navy, or other military branches.

In 2023, many of these AFFF firefighting foam lawsuits were consolidated in a multidistrict litigation in South Carolina, which will help expedite the trial process and make it easier for firefighters with cancer to receive a settlement.

Although the AFFF firefighting foam litigation is already underway, there is still time for military or civilian firefighters with cancer or other illnesses to take legal action and seek compensation for health conditions caused by exposure to firefighting foam.

Start Your Claim Today

If you or a loved one worked with AFFF and have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer, testicular cancer, or other illnesses linked to firefighting foam, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation.

To start the process of filing your claim to receive the compensation to which you are entitled under the law, contact the attorneys at Hissey Mulderig & Friend by calling our law office toll-free at 1-866-806-8117.

You can also contact us by filling out our free claims submission form located at the top of this page. After we receive your message, one of our staff members will contact you for additional information and to help you begin the process of filing your claim.

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