Posted on 12th October, 2020
by Legal Staff
Since its development in the 1960s, aqueous film-forming foam has been used by branches of the U.S. Armed Forces to put out emergency blazes and in training exercises. Although culpable chemical companies knew about the dangers many chose not to make their findings public.
Toxic chemicals used for decades in firefighting foam at military bases impact everyone in our community and we must do everything we can to mitigate the risk of adverse health impacts people face.
Atraxia Law is informing firefighters and military personnel who were stationed on one of the military bases below, either alone or with your family members, for one year or longer and subsequently developed any type of cancer, may have the right to file a claim and be compensated:
The PFAS chemicals have been linked with a significantly high risk of developing cancer when people are exposed to them. Studies have found that PFAS chemicals exhibit the same harmful qualities as carcinogens that affect cell DNA, weaken the immune system, induce inflammation, cause cell proliferation, and affect communication between cells.
Firefighters, U.S. military service members, airport workers and others exposed to dangerous chemicals in aqueous film-forming foam solutions may face an increased risk of cancer caused by the accumulation of toxic chemicals in the body.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer has determined that there is some evidence that PFAS can cause:
Have you been exposed to PFAS-based firefighting foam and diagnosed with cancer? If yes, you may have legal grounds to file a claim and be entitled to compensation.
Many cancer patients struggle with out-of-pocket expenses such as medication, doctor appointments, transportation and travel, and long-term care, and you should not be left alone to bear these costs when your job caused your illnesses. If you served as military firefighters, call Atraxia Law today and we can advise you on your rights and legal remedies.