Exposed to AFFF?
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NOVEMBER 1st, 2021: OUR AFFF LAWSUIT ATTORNEYS ARE CURRENTLY REVIEWING CLAIMS OF FIREFIGHTERS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO AQUEOUS FILM FORMING FOAM
Exposure to AFFF through occupational use of firefighting foam or through groundwater contamination can cause severe health problems and cancer. Contact the Firefighting Foam Lawsuit Lawyers at Marin and Barrett, Inc. immediately if you or a loved one was exposed to firefighting foam (AFFF) and has been diagnosed with any of the following medical problems:
- Kidney Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Testicular Tumors
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Thyroid Disease
Our Firefighting Foam Lawsuit Lawyers are available 24/7 to take your call and review your eligibility for possible inclusion in the AFFF lawsuits as part of our free consultation. Contact Marin and Barrett, Inc. at 888-348-2735 today to get compensation.
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF FIREFIGHTER FOAM LAWSUITS IN 2021?
The AFFF firefighter foam lawsuits have been consolidated in the United States District Court in the District of South Carolina before the Honorable Richard M. Gergel for coordinated discovery and pre-trial matters. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation determined that AFFF lawsuits involved common questions of law and fact such that centralization of the cases was appropriate. Currently there are approximately 900 cases pending before the Federal Court and additional cases are expected to be filed in the coming months.
The AFFF firefighter foam lawsuits all involve claims relating to per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Plaintiffs allege that aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs) containing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) contaminated groundwater near military bases, airports, and other industrial sites where AFFFs were used to extinguish liquid fuel fires.
Plaintiffs in the firefighter foam lawsuits have sued those involved in the manufacture, production, and sale of AFFF alleging that they were negligent, grossly negligent, reckless and willful in the design, manufacture, labeling, warning, instruction, training, selling, marketing, and distribution of the AFFF products in one or more of the following respects:
- failing to design the products so as to avoid an unreasonable risk of harm to individuals;
- Failing to use reasonable care in the testing of the products so as to avoid an unreasonable risk of harm to individuals;
- Failing to use appropriate care in inspecting the products so as to avoid an unreasonable risk of harm to individuals;
- Failing to use appropriate care in instructing and/or warning the public of risks associate with the products;
- Failing to use reasonable care in the marketing, promoting, and advertising of the products so as to avoid unreasonable risk of harm to individuals;
- In selling and or distributing a product which was inherently dangerous to the public.
WHAT IS AFFF?
AFFF is “aqueous film forming foam” and is a firefighting foam designed and used to extinguish liquid fuel fires. This is done by mixing the AFFF with water. AFFF was mostly used by firefighters, military personnel and at airports for commercial use for decades. AFFF was also used at chemical pants, local fire departments, oil refineries, oil tankers, and offshore platforms.
DOES AFFF CAUSE CANCER?
AFFF contain highly toxic and bio persistent polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). PFAS binds to proteins in the blood of humans exposed to the material and remains and persists over long periods of time. Due to the unique chemical structure of PFAS, they accumulates in the blood and body of exposed individuals. The PFAS are highly toxic and carcinogenic chemicals that has been linked to serious medical conditions including, but not limited to, kidney cancer, testicular cancer, testicular tumors, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, bladder cancer, thyroid disease and infertility.
WHO IS LIABLE FOR AFFF TOXIC FOAM INJURIES?
Some of the main defendants in the Firefighter Foam Lawsuits include those corporations that designed, marketing, developed, manufactured, distributed, released, trained users, produced instructional materials, promoted, sold, or used. They include:
- 3M Company
- Buckeye Fire Equipment Company
- Chemours Company FC, LLC
- Chubb Fire, Ltd.
- Corteva, Inc.
- Du Pont de Nemours Inc. (DowDuPont, Inc.)
- Dynax Corporation
- E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont)
- Kidde-Fenwal, Inc.
- Kidde P.L.C.
- National Foam, Inc.
- Tyco Fire Products, LP
- United Technologies
- UTC Fire and Security Americas Corporation, Inc.
FIREFIGHTING FOAM LAWSUIT LAWYER
If you or loved one was exposed to Firefighter foam (AFFF) and have been diagnosed with liver cancer, testicular cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, or kidney cancer, please contact the Firefighter Foam Lawsuit Lawyers at Marin and Barrett, Inc. today for a no obligation case evaluation. You can complete the submission form on our website or call us at 888.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after taking being exposed to AFFF Firefighting Foam, call the AFFF Lawsuit Attorneys at Marin and Barrett, Inc. today at (888) 348-2735 for a free, no obligation consultation. We can help with your AFFF Firefighting Foam Lawsuit. You can also fill out our one-minute questionnaire below to find out whether you have a claim.
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ATTORNEY MATTHEW MARIN
Admitted in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and South Carolina and Assisting clients as a Rhode Island Firefighter Foam Lawsuit Lawyer, Connecticut Firefighter Foam Lawsuit Lawyer, South Carolina Firefighter Foam Lawsuit Lawyer, and a Massachusetts Firefighter Foam Lawsuit Lawyer
ATTORNEY KENSLEY BARETT
Admitted in Rhode Island and Assisting clients as a Rhode Island Firefighter Foam Lawsuit Lawyer
ATTORNEY NICHOLAS PARRILLO
Admitted in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and Assisting clients as a Rhode Island Firefighter Foam Lawsuit Lawyer and a Massachusetts Firefighter Foam Lawsuit Lawyer