PFAS Lawsuit

Exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals has been linked to various potentially life-threatening illnesses, including multiple types of cancer. Sadly, firefighters often encounter PFAS more regularly on the job and face greater risks as a result.

If you were exposed to PFAS as a firefighter and later diagnosed with cancer, you may qualify for compensation from a PFAS lawsuit. Call Sokolove Law now at (800) 995-1212 for a free case review.

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What Are PFAS Chemicals?

PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a group of 12,000 synthetic chemicals that persist in the body and environment for long periods, earning them the nickname "forever chemicals."

"There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse health outcomes in humans."

– The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Exposure to PFAS forever chemicals may cause various potentially serious health issues, including multiple types of cancer, especially after prolonged exposure.

At particular risk of PFAS exposure are:

U.S. Military Firefighters
The military used PFAS-containing foam products for roughly 60 years.
Airport Firefighters
Airports also required the use of PFAS firefighting foam until 2018.

PFAS Chemicals & Firefighters

Firefighters face higher risks of PFAS exposure because they may encounter these toxic chemicals more regularly on the job, like through firefighting foam and other occupational risks.

Even volunteer firefighters, who make up over 65% of the firefighting workforce, may be at greater risk of exposure to dangerous forever chemicals.

For decades, PFAS-containing firefighting foams have been used to extinguish fires involving flammable liquids and fuels. When these foams are used, PFAS can be released into the air and environment, potentially exposing firefighters in the process.

Due in part to PFAS exposure, cancer is the leading cause of occupational deaths in the fire service, accounting for nearly 75% of those who passed away in the last year.

If you or a loved one worked as a firefighter and was later diagnosed with cancer, you may be eligible to file a PFAS lawsuit.

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PFAS Health Effects

Firefighters who work with PFAS chemicals may be more likely to develop serious and potentially fatal health issues, including multiple types of cancer.

The health effects of PFAS exposure may include:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Renal or kidney cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thyroid cancer or disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Uterine or endometrial cancer

Call Sokolove Law now at (800) 995-1212 if you worked as a firefighter and were later diagnosed with one of these PFAS cancers.

Who Can File a PFAS Firefighter Lawsuit?

You may be eligible to file a PFAS firefighter lawsuit if you or a loved one:

  • Worked as a firefighter
  • Suffered exposure to PFAS on the job
  • Received a cancer diagnosis

Not sure if you meet the criteria? We can help determine your eligibility to take action and answer any questions you may have about the legal process — for free.

Get a free case review now or call (800) 995-1212. Our team’s ready to help 24/7.

How to File a PFAS Firefighter Lawsuit

At Sokolove Law, we understand how difficult this situation must be for you and your family. Our PFAS cancer lawyers work to make the legal process as stress-free as possible by handling every step for you.

The legal process generally involves your PFAS attorney and legal team:

  • Reviewing your case to determine your eligibility to take action
  • Gathering the evidence needed to build a strong case on your behalf
  • Filing your PFAS firefighter lawsuit within any legal deadlines or statutes of limitations
  • Negotiating PFAS lawsuit settlement amounts with the defendant(s)
  • Presenting your PFAS claim in court before a judge or jury if needed

Our team can handle all of this on your behalf — at no out-of-pocket costs. We only get paid if your case results in compensation.

Determining PFAS Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

The amount of money awarded in PFAS settlements or verdicts is influenced by many unique factors in each case, though there’s never a guarantee of compensation.

Potential PFAS lawsuit settlement amounts may take into account the:

  • Duration of exposure to PFAS chemicals
  • Severity of any resulting health conditions
  • Current and future costs of medical expenses, including travel to treatment
  • Potential lost income from being unable to work
  • Number of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers that may be at fault

At Sokolove Law, our PFAS lawyers can fight hard to get you everything you’re entitled to. Let us get you the results you deserve.

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Sokolove Law Files PFAS Lawsuits Nationwide

Firefighters serve our communities everyday, putting their lives at risk to keep our families safe. They didn’t deserve to be exposed to dangerous chemicals on the job.

As an established national law firm, Sokolove Law is here to fight on behalf of firefighters across the country, helping them to get justice for the illnesses they suffered as a result of occupational PFAS exposure.

Why choose Sokolove Law for your PFAS claim?

  • 45 years of experience
  • Over $9.4 Billion recovered
  • No out-of-pocket costs or hourly fees
  • Able to help clients in all 50 states

When you need a lawyer who will fight for you, call Sokolove Law at (800) 995-1212. Let us try to find out what happened — and work to get you answers.

PFAS Litigation FAQs

Is there a PFAS class action lawsuit?

Yes. PFAS class action lawsuits have been filed against multiple manufacturers of PFAS-containing products, including DuPont, 3M, and Solvay.

There’s still time for you to take legal action over your PFAS-related injuries — but you have to act fast. Contact us now to get started.

How much do PFAS attorneys charge?

At Sokolove Law, there are no out-of-pocket costs or hourly fees to work with our PFAS lawyers. We only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

What does PFAS stand for?

PFAS stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are thousands of synthetic chemicals that can be found in both household and industrial settings.

However, these chemicals have also been linked to various illnesses, including multiple types of cancer.

What is PFAS chemical exposure?

PFAS exposure occurs when individuals come into contact with these synthetic chemicals, which are commonly found in a range of industrial and consumer products.

Exposure to PFAS can occur through:

  • Inhalation of airborne particles or fumes
  • Contact with contaminated equipment, surfaces, or products
  • Ingestion of contaminated food or water

Firefighters may be at a particularly high risk of PFAS exposure, as these synthetic chemicals are used in various ways in the fire service.

Does PFAS cause cancer?

Potentially, yes. Exposure to PFAS may increase the risk of firefighters developing:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Renal or kidney cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thyroid cancer or disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Uterine or endometrial cancer

Additional PFAS effects on humans continue to be studied by researchers at this time. If you suffered health effects after working with PFAS as a firefighter, you may have legal options available to you.

Call Sokolove Law now at (800) 995-1212 to learn more for free.

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