Exposed to AFFF?

YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION. COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW FOR A FREE CASE EVALUATION BY ONE OF OUR FIREFIGHTING FOAM LAWYERS.

OCTOBER 1st, 2022: OUR AFFF LAWSUIT ATTORNEYS ARE CURRENTLY REVIEWING CLAIMS OF FIREFIGHTERS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO AQUEOUS FILM FORMING FOAM

Exposed to AFFF?

YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION. COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW FOR A FREE CASE EVALUATION BY ONE OF OUR FIREFIGHTING FOAM LAWYERS.

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 to take legal action if you or a loved one was exposed to firefighting foam (AFFF) and has been suffered from any of the following medical problems or has received a cancer diagnosis:

  • Kidney Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Infertility
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Liver Damage
  • Other Adverse Health Effects

Many individuals have been exposed to these toxic chemicals as civilian firefighters, military firefighters, on military bases, military sites military installations, as airport workers, or through the drinking water supply. 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 2022?

The AFFF firefighter foam lawsuits have been consolidated through the multi-district litigation process 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 brought by those suffering after exposure to firefighting foam pending before the Federal Court and additional AFFF cases are expected to be filed in the coming months.

These mass tort claims allege that exposure to these dangerous chemicals is harmful to human health and increases an individuals risk of cancer. The AFFF firefighter foam lawsuits all involve claims relating to per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS Chemicals). The legal action brought by the Plaintiffs allege that aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs) containing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) contaminated groundwater near military bases, airports, chemical plants, and other industrial sites where AFFFs were used to extinguish liquid fuel fires such as jet fuel and other flammable liquids.

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:

  1. failing to design the products so as to avoid an unreasonable risk of harm to individuals;
  2. Failing to use reasonable care in the testing of the products so as to avoid an unreasonable risk of harm to individuals;
  3. Failing to use appropriate care in inspecting the products so as to avoid an unreasonable risk of harm to individuals;
  4. Failing to use appropriate care in instructing and/or warning the public of risks associate with the products;
  5. Failing to use reasonable care in the marketing, promoting, and advertising of the products so as to avoid unreasonable risk of harm to individuals;
  6. 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, these harmful chemicals accumulate in the blood and body of exposed individuals. The PFAS are highly toxic and carcinogenic chemicals that pose serious health risks and have 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, ulcerative colitis and infertility in pregnant women.

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:

  1. 3M Company
  2. Buckeye Fire Equipment Company
  3. Chemguard
  4. Chemours Company FC, LLC
  5. Chubb Fire, Ltd.
  6. Corteva, Inc.
  7. Du Pont de Nemours Inc. (DowDuPont, Inc.)
  8. Dynax Corporation
  9. E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont)
  10. Kidde-Fenwal, Inc.
  11. Kidde P.L.C.
  12. National Foam, Inc.
  13. Tyco Fire Products, LP
  14. United Technologies
  15. UTC Fire and Security Americas Corporation, Inc.

FIREFIGHTING FOAM LAWSUIT LAWYER

If you or loved one was exposed to Firefighter foam (AFFF) and have received a cancer diagnosis, including 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. If successful, an AFFF claim can help you recover costs for your medical bills, medical expenses, and recover financial compensation for your pain and suffering due to these toxic chemicals. You can complete the submission form on our website or call us at 888-348-2735 to speak to our firefighting foam lawyers.

If you or a loved one has received a cancer diagnosis 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. Our Law Firm can help with you obtain financial compensation and hold the manufacturers of AFFF responsible by filing your AFFF Firefighting Foam Lawsuit.

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 Massachusetts Firefighter Foam Attorneys

ATTORNEY KENSLEY BARRETT

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