Washington AFFF Lawsuit

AFFF products containing PFAS have been manufactured since the 1960s, but it’s only recently that the risks of exposure to these dangerous chemicals have become widely known. If exposure to the PFAS and other substances may have led to your health diagnosis, you could be eligible to recover compensation from AFFF manufacturers by filing a Washington DC AFFF lawsuit.

If you believe that exposure to the substances in AFFF may have led to your cancer or another negative health diagnosis, reach out to the legal team at Rueb Stoller Daniel right away. We have the skills and knowledge to help you hold the AFFF manufacturers responsible for their negligence through a lawsuit. Call us today at 866-701-2382 for a free, no-risk consultation.

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Do I Qualify for the AFFF Foam Lawsuits?

Your case generally qualifies for the AFFF foam lawsuit if it meets 2 criteria:

  • You were exposed to AFFF over a long period of time. For example, if you used AFFF products throughout your job as a firefighter, you can prove AFFF exposure.
  • You were diagnosed with certain diseases associated with long-term exposure to AFFF such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid problems, etc.

If you are unsure whether you qualify for the AFFF foam lawsuits, you should consider contacting our legal team at Rueb Stoller Daniel for a free consultation.

The Process of AFFF Lawsuits

AFFFs lawsuits are quite serious, and it’s always advisable to have a knowledgeable lawyer by your side to help you file one. A lawyer can understand your case and gather evidence supporting your claim. Generally, a lawyer will do the following:

  • Collect the work history and occupational evidence proving PFAS exposure
  • Collect your medical records
  • Negotiate a favorable settlement with the defendants involved in your case
  • Pursuing justice in court if the defendants make a satisfactory settlement.

AFFF lawsuits touch on a wide range of diseases. Whichever it is, your lawyer will ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Working with a lawyer is helpful since they are knowledgeable of the law and have experience with litigation to ensure that you win.

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What Is AFFF?

AFFF is a type of firefighting foam used for suppressing fires involving flammable petroleum-based products such as jet fuel, diesel fuel, and gasoline among others. AFFF contains PFAS, which is a family of persistent chemicals, which means that they don’t easily break down in the environment.

PFAS are also bioaccumulative, which means that they build up in the bodies of living organisms over time. Furthermore, they are toxic and have been linked to several health problems including thyroid disease, cancer, developmental problems in children, and many more.

What Health Issues Does AFFF Cause?

AFFF exposure has been linked to the following types of cancers and diseases:

  • Kidney Cancer 
  • Testicular Cancer 
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hashimoto’s Disease
  • Graves’ Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis 
  • Bladder Cancer 
  • Blood Cancers (leukemia, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma)
  • Male Breast Cancer 
  • Liver Cancer 
  • Pancreatic Cancer 
  • Prostate Cancer 

It’s worth noting that these aren’t the only health conditions associated with exposure to AFFF and it may be years before we know exactly how many diseases are caused by the chemicals in AFFF. However, these are some of the ones we know about.

What to Do After Exposure to AFFF?

AFFF exposure may result in various health issues, such as high cholesterol, liver damage, asthma, fertility issues, and damage to the immune system before it ever causes a disease. If you have been exposed to AFFF, you should do the following:

  • Properly and quickly remove and bag any contaminated gear
  • Use cleaning wipes on your hands, neck, and face after AFFF exposure
  • Shower within 1 hour of returning home or the fire station after exposure.

If you have used or been exposed to AFFF in the course of your career and now struggle with a disease, the experienced legal team at Rueb Stoller Daniel will gladly evaluate your options. Once we review your AFFF exposure and medical history, we will discuss your options, which may include filing a lawsuit.

Contact Our Washington DC AFFF Lawsuit Lawyers Today!

If you believe that you or a loved one is suffering from health conditions caused by AFFF exposure, you may be entitled to compensation. The money that you collect could help you pay for existing health care costs or obtain medical treatment.

Find out if you are qualified to file a AFFF lawsuit today by calling Rueb Stoller Daniel at 866-701-2382 for a free consultation today. Our compassionate and hardworking legal team can build your case at no upfront costs to you.