Have You Been Exposed to Firefighting Foam?

Have You Been Exposed to Firefighting Foam?

Firefighting Foam or Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) has contributed to the safety and well-being of countless people as a defense against sudden fires in major cities and suburbs.

However, most of us often fail to consider the ramifications and side effects that Firefighting Foam has on the first responders who utilize it. Unfortunately, the chemicals in Firefighting Foam known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been known to cause numerous forms of cancer. When you or a loved one has been exposed to firefighting foam, contact a compassionate product liability attorney for help obtaining fair damages.

Degree of Exposure to Firefighters

The risk of contact with the carcinogens in firefighting foam is significantly high for firefighters. Due to the nature of its use, the PFAS present in the foam can get on the firefighters’ uniforms, the fire truck, and even training facilities.

Firefighters working at airports are especially at risk due to their high number of reported fires. These carcinogens can be inhaled, absorbed into their skin, or unknowingly consumed through tainted water. Prolonged exposure leads to a greater risk of cancer, which means a firefighter with a long career is more likely to develop some form of cancer because of PFAS.

PFAS Exposure to Military Personnel

Not all those who are exposed to the carcinogens in firefighting foam are firefighters; a significant portion of those affected are military personnel. Fires can spark at an alarmingly high rate at military installations, mostly due to fuel leaks from vehicles.

As a result, military service members often must put out these fires using the AFFF foam. Due to the hazardous nature of AFFF foam, the Department of Defense began implementing new foams in 2020 that do not contain PFAS carcinogens. However, those exposed before the change could still feel the effects.

What If I Was Exposed to PFAS?

If a person believes that they have come into contact with the PFAS carcinogen via firefighting foam, they should contact their doctor to determine if screening for potential cancers is necessary.

Many first responders have developed severe, life-threatening conditions due to AFFF firefighting foam and have taken the manufacturer to court in search of compensation. A trusted Personal Injury lawyer could help someone file all the appropriate paperwork for his or her claim and serve as professional representation in court.

Call an Attorney If You Have Been Exposed to Firefighting Foam

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a health condition related to AFFF firefighting foam, speak with the dedicated attorneys at Jan Dils to see if you have a case. If we do not recover for you, you owe us absolutely nothing. We only take a fee for our services if we obtain compensation for you.

Our team is here to help hold the at-fault party accountable and get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation following possible exposure to firefighting foam.

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Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law

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