Studies have recently revealed that Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) significantly increases the risk of cancer, particularly testicular cancer, kidney cancer, and pancreatic cancer. AAF has been used for decades by civilian, airport, and military firefighter personal.
Allegedly, the AFFF manufacturers knew of the potential harms of the product and failed to disclose this information properly. For this reason, firefighters were not warned about the hazardous chemicals present in AFFF products which can accumulate in the body and increase the risk of cancer or other disease. If you believe you were exposed to AFFF that lead to illness, contact us today.
What is Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF)?
Aqueous Film-Forming Foam is a liquid gas combination manufactured for use in firefighting, particularly for fueled fires or any fire otherwise more difficult to put out with water alone. They work by effectively cutting off a fire from the surrounding oxygen, which is required to keep a fire burning once ignited.
This makes it ideal for firefighters on military bases or at airports, where a fire could occur or reach fuel from aircraft or other vehicles. It is also ideal for civilian firefighters responding to a fire at a gas station, chemical plant, or other facility that may have risk of a liquid or fueled fire:
For a free legal consultation with a Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) lawyer serving New Orleans, call 800-537-8185
What kind of risks are linked to AFFF exposure?
So far, studies show strong links between Aqueous Film-Forming Foam exposure and various cancers. These cancers include:
However, research is still being done to determine the full extent of the negative health side effects of AFFF exposure. It may be possible that other cancers or diseases will also be linked with AFFF contact in the future.
Have you been impacted by Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) exposure?
If you or a loved one is a current or past firefighter, military firefighter, or airport firefighter and have been diagnosed with any of the cancers listed above, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of experienced New Orleans Defective Product attorneys offer free case consultations and are ablet o help you understand what legal options may be available to you. As a contingency fee firm, clients do not pay us unless and until compensation is awarded in their case. Call (504) 613-4771 to speak with an attorney free of charge today.
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