Firefighting Foam Lawsuits In Birmingham
Winning Victims Impacted by AFFF The Compensation They Need
Firefighting foam, also known as aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), has been the go-to firefighting technology for oil-based fires for over five decades. Why? Because, as you may know, water won’t extinguish an oil fire. Sadly, the ingredients used in this effective firefighting foam have been discovered to be toxic and cause cancer.
Thousands of firefighters, both in and out of the military as well as those at airports, have been continuously exposed to AFFF and have suffered significant harm as a result. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you are likely eligible to sue the manufacturers of these chemicals who failed to adequately research their products and warn of the dangers. Montgomery Ponder, LLC, in Birmingham can help.
The Cancer-Causing Effects of Firefighting Foam
Exposure to firefighting foam has been known to cause several types of cancer, including but not limited to:
- Bladder cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
Who Is Affected?
The active ingredients in most firefighting foams are chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). One of the reasons PFAS are effective is because they don’t easily break down and can remain intact for extended periods. Unfortunately, that also applies when they enter your body or our groundwater. After a fire has been extinguished, the foam is often washed down a drain and into our water reclamation system – putting people at risk.
Those most likely to suffer from the adverse effects of firefighting foam are:
- Military firefighters
- County and city firefighters
- Airport firefighters
- Those living in areas with groundwater impacted by firefighting foam
How We Can Help
If you or a loved one has developed cancer due to exposure to these toxic chemicals, we can help you file a lawsuit against those responsible and recover the compensation you and your family deserve. Our talented trial attorneys at Montgomery Ponder, LLC have over five decades of combined experience representing victims in complex cases, and we’re on your side.