AFFF firefighting foam contains PFAS chemicals that have been linked to cancer diagnosis and other adverse health effects.
Those suffering from AFFF exposure are recommended to file an AFFF Lawsuit and seek compensation for their injuries and damages.
If you or a loved one has suffered from exposure to firefighting foam, contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify for legal action instantly.
If you are considering filing an AFFF Lawsuit, you’re likely wondering what a settlement could look like. Below, we discuss AFFF lawsuit settlement amounts and what they could be.
The information listed on this page is by no means a guarantee of certain dollar amounts for individual AFFF lawsuits.
These are simply estimations based on prior mass tort cases involving AFFF firefighting foam.
If you or a loved one suffered from exposure to firefighting foam, you may qualify for an AFFF exposure lawsuit.
Your case may be included in the AFFF MDL (AFFF Multidistrict Litigation).
The AFFF multidistrict litigation (MDL 2873) consolidates lawsuits from across the country alleging cancer diagnosis or other injuries related to AFFF exposure.
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A variety of people have suffered exposure to PFAS due to AFFF foam.
Firefighters, military firefighters, airport workers, industrial workers, oil workers, and others may suffer from occupational exposure to AFFF and potential skin contact with firefighting foam.
According to the MDL 2873, others suffering from exposure have been those consuming drinking water in areas where AFFFs were used.
The AFFF MDL (AFFF Multidistrict Litigation) is a consolidation of firefighting foam lawsuits in the US District Court: District of South Carolina.
Lawsuits from around the country are consolidated in the MDL, all alleging the following:
The AFFF MDL is not the same as the AFFF class action lawsuit.
In multidistrict litigation (MDL), settlements will be distributed individually to claimants.
Class action lawsuits split a sum of money equally between all claimants.
As we'll cover further in this article, AFFF firefighting foam lawsuit settlements depend on a number of factors.
A successful AFFF firefighting foam lawsuit will present detailed information on exposure to firefighting foam, medical bills and records outlining treatment, and more to validate the claim.
These factors will determine an adequate settlement amount for a given AFFF lawsuit.
AFFF foam lawsuits have been filed on behalf of groups and individuals for those suffering from occupational exposure to AFFF firefighting foam as well as those suffering from AFFF exposure through contaminated water.
No settlements have been reached in the AFFF multidistrict litigation as of yet, but the legal community estimates that AFFF lawsuit settlement amounts may reach $300,000 or more depending on the strength of the case.
These settlement figures are not guarantees, but basing our knowledge on prior mass tort cases and settlements for cancer diagnosis, AFFF settlement amounts could be significant.
In March 2020, DuPont was ordered to pay $50 million to a testicular cancer victim for PFAS chemicals in drinking water that resulted in his diagnosis.
The lawsuit alleged that the victim's cancer diagnosis came from AFFF seepage into water.
Significant AFFF Foam Lawsuits include:
Lawsuits filed for PFAS contamination in drinking water have garnered significant settlements:
AFFF firefighting foam lawsuits have been settled for millions of dollars in the past, but the strength of one's claim determines how much money they are entitled to.
Factors that can determine a settlement amount for an AFFF lawsuit include:
The strength of your AFFF firefighting foam lawsuit depends on the evidence you've retained, the damages you and your law firm have calculated, and the liability determined by your AFFF lawyers.
Evidence in AFFF lawsuits is extremely important.
As with seeking any lawsuit settlement, gathering sufficient evidence can make or break your case.
Evidence in AFFF firefighting foam lawsuits may include:
Damages refer to the total amount of losses, economic and non-economic, you've incurred as a result of AFFF exposure.
Damages in AFFF firefighting foam lawsuits may include:
Your firefighting foam lawyers will determine what company or companies may be liable for your injuries or diagnoses.
It's important to hire a law firm that understands the complexity of mass tort cases and particularly AFFF firefighting foam lawsuits.
Multiple firefighting foam manufacturers and companies, upwards of twenty, have been found liable in AFFF firefighting foam lawsuits.
These companies include, but are not limited to, the following:
As mentioned above, liability will be determined by your firefighting foam lawyers.
Your personal injury lawyers will demand financial compensation for your damages from companies that are complicit in your suffering.
Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) is used by fire departments, military bases, and airports to control highly flammable liquid fires such as those caused by oil, gasoline, and jet fuel.
AFFF firefighting foam has been around since the 1970s as a highly effective fire suppressant.
AFFF has largely been replaced in most fire control operations, but it is still used today in dangerous situations.
AFFF firefighting foam contains PFAS chemicals, also known as forever chemicals.
PFAS contamination has been associated with numerous health effects:
TorHoerman Law is accepting clients for AFFF lawsuits in all 50 states.
Our firefighting foam lawyers have decades of litigation experience and have secured over $4 billion in compensation for people harmed at no fault of their own.
We understand the difficulties of dealing with long-term injuries and tragic diagnoses.
Our law firm will fight hard to secure rightful financial compensation for the damages incurred so that you can focus on your recovery.
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