Firefighting Foam Lawsuits (AFFF)
Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) – more universally known as firefighting foam is a fire suppressant agent used to extinguish petroleum and jet fuel-based fires. Used widely by firefighters and military personnel, firefighting foam is an efficient way to get the job done.
The downside? Numerous studies have shown that AFFF contains perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), chemical compounds that have been connected to cancers. Breast cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer and testicular cancer have all been linked to PFAS. The companies that manufacture AFFF have known about this for years but have chosen profit instead of taking these harmful chemicals out of the hands of our heroes.
The first step is awareness – if you or your loved one has been exposed to firefighting foam, whether it has been a few months or decades, it’s important to see your doctor regularly to make sure you’re in good health. For some people who have already been diagnosed with cancer or who have even lost their lives to cancer, it’s not too late to seek a measure of justice. There are various lawsuits being filed across the country to hold these companies accountable for putting our firefighters and military personnel’s health at risk.
Personal Attention to Your Case
We understand that the life will never be the same after a diagnosis of cancer as a result of firefighting foam. Our lawyers are ready to examine the smallest details of your situation and work toward maximizing compensation and holding the responsible party accountable.
When you hire Donner Applewhite to represent you or your family, you will stay in regular contact with the attorney who is handling your case. Our firm takes great pride in providing personalized service to families all throughout Missouri, Illinois and Kansas, and we are ready to serve you too.
Take Action on Behalf of Your Family
After a diagnosis of cancer, you may be unsure of what to do next. Tomorrow might be difficult, but you can take a simple step today by calling 314-656-8544 or sending an email to [email protected] so that we can have a free consultation for you and your loved ones.