Firefighting Foam Lawsuit Lawyer

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were exposed to aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) or firefighting foam. Prolonged exposure to firefighting foam may increase the risk of kidney, pancreatic, prostate, or testicular cancer.

What Do We Know About Firefighting Foam Lawsuits?

Firefighting foam is used to fight Class A and Class B fires by cutting off oxygen in the fire to suppress the fire rapidly. Firefighters, military members, and airport workers have frequent contract with AFFF. The active ingredient in firefighting foam, per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS), has been found to be toxic to humans. Although AFFF has been linked to serious health risks, many military departments continue to rely on it. Until 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration required firefighters to use AFFF at airports.

Firefighting foam lawsuits have been consolidated in the District of South Carolina. As of December 15, 2021, there were 1,976 AFFF lawsuits.

Firefighting Foam Injuries

Several types of cancer have been linked to exposure to firefighting foam. These include kidney cancer, testicular cancer, pancreatic cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, and prostate cancer.

Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries in a Firefighting Foam Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one has been injured by Firefighting Foam, 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.

Firefighting Foam and Scientific Studies

PFAS is known as a “forever chemical” because it is resistant to breaking down in the environment and in the body once consumed. The International Agency for Research on Cancer designated the active chemical in firefighting foam as a “possible human carcinogen.”

In March 2018, the U.S. Department of Veterans issued a public health statement to warn veterans about possible exposure to PFAS and the health risks of PFAS.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed that PFAS chemicals may be present in the food supply and may lead to health concerns for those who ingest it or are exposed to it.

In March 2020, the Environmental Working Group posted a study demonstrating that PFAS acts similarly to other known cancer-causing chemicals.

Liability Law and Firefighting Foam

  • Lawsuits allege that manufacturers of firefighting foam failed to warn consumers about the health risks of AFFF.
  • Manufacturers may also be liable for producing and marketing AFFF despite knowing that exposure to firefighting foam is associated with various cancers.
  • Individuals who have been exposed to AFFF from contaminated groundwater may also have a claim against manufacturers.