FAQs About The Firefighter Foam Lawsuit
Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF), commonly used in firefighting, has been associated with a range of cancer types, including prostate, testicular, kidney, pancreatic, and other cancers. This foam contains toxic chemicals linked with the development of the aforementioned cancers and potentially other health issues. People are filing a firefighter foam lawsuit to seek compensation.
If you, like many others in the United States, are affected by the AFFF, hiring an attorney and building your case is recommended. An attorney can collect the evidence to show the link between the foam and these cancers. With the help of an attorney, you can also determine if you qualify for the lawsuit. Meanwhile, here are the answers to some commonly asked questions.
FAQ about the firefighter foam lawsuit
- What are the types of cancers that firefighter foam can cause?
Firefighter foam has been used across the world for many decades, but it has recently been linked with various fatal medical conditions. The types of cancers this foam can potentially cause include the following:
- Colorectal cancer (colon and/or rectal cancer)
- Testicular cancer
- Ulcerative colitis
- Uterine or endometrial cancer
- Liver cancer
- Thyroid cancer and disease
- Prostate cancer
- Renal or kidney cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Who can file an AFFF lawsuit?
Contact an attorney today to determine whether you qualify for the AFFF lawsuit. An attorney can review your case and tell you if it meets the eligibility criteria. Primarily, people who were exposed to the foam and later suffered from specific health issues can file a claim. You must be able to prove that you were indeed exposed to the substance and show medical reports.
- Who is at risk of being exposed to AFFF?
Generally, those who work in the firefighting department are at high risk of being exposed to this foam. However, individuals may also suffer from exposure to contaminated drinking water. People who are more likely to suffer from exposure include the following:
- Laborers employed in oil refineries and other industrial establishments.
- Workers at incinerator facilities disposing of firefighting foam
- Airport and military firefighters
- Municipal firefighters
- People who work on a flight deck
- Workers at AFFF Manufacturers
- Transporters of the AFFF Firefighting Foam
- How do AFFF lawsuits work?
Although every lawsuit is different, all of them process the same basic process:
- Determining your eligibility to file the lawsuit.
- Gathering evidence to prove that you were exposed to AFFF and that your injuries were a direct cause of the exposure.
- Gathering evidence to prove other damages than your injuries, such as lost wages.
- Filing your case within the statute of limitations.
- Negotiating a settlement.
- Going to court if the negotiation does not work.