Firefighting Turnout Gear Lawsuit – Compensation for Your Injuries

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have been exposed to aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) from their protective gear. Exposure to these toxic chemicals has been linked to various chronic conditions and cancer.

What Do We Know About AFFF Turnout Gear Lawsuits?

Class B firefighting foam, also known as AFFF, is used to extinguish gasoline, oil, and jet fuel fires. It is highly effective in fighting hazardous flammable liquid fires. AFFF is formed by combining foaming agents with fluorinated surfactants. The active ingredients in fluorinated surfactants are per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS is known as the “forever chemical” because it does not naturally break down. Most personal protective equipment, or turnout gear, worn by firefighters is treated with PFAS to create water and oil resistance.

AFFF has been found to have serious adverse consequences for those exposed to it at military bases, airports, and firefighting companies. Lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers of firefighting foam for failing to warn firefighters and military personnel about the risks of PFAS and for producing an unreasonably dangerous product to combat fires.

AFFF Turnout Gear Injuries

Human exposure to PFAS is linked to kidney cancer, testicular cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, leukemia, birth defects, fertility problems, liver damage, and other chronic diseases

Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries in a AFFF Turnout Gear Lawsuit?If you or a loved one has been injured by AFFF Turnout Gear Lawsuit , you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and
  • Other economic losses related to your injury.

 

How Our Law Firm Can Help You
The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.

AFFF/PFAS Studies
Several studies have established that PFAS chemicals are present in firefighting gear in excessively high concentrations. PFAS chemicals are discharged from the textiles used in firefighters’ turnout gear. Exposure to firefighting foam was linked to elevated levels of PFAS in firefighters’ bloodstreams. Research has also shown that an increased risk of cancer may be associated with PFAS exposure. Cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters according to the International Association of Fire Fighters.

Liability Law and  AFFF Turnout Gear  

  • Manufacturers of AFFF knew or should have known that AFFF containing PFAS could cause serious side effects, including cancer.
  • Firefighters and military personnel were not warned about the dangers of contact with PFAS.
  • AFFF manufacturers designed and sold an inherently and unreasonably dangerous product for firefighting purposes.