December 21, 2020
Former Firefighter Claims PFAS in Firefighting Foam Caused His Kidney Cancer

A newly filed lawsuit claims dangerous chemicals in firefighting foam caused a Floridian man’s kidney cancer diagnosis and subsequent kidney removal. This lawsuit joins over 200 others, each similarly alleging that firefighting foam exposure caused health complications like prostate cancer, testicular cancer, heart cancer, and breast cancer. According to the complaint, James Edward Collie was […]

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December 10, 2020
Firefighters Fear Their Protective Gear Could Cause Cancer: Bloomberg Report

PFAS in Firefighter Gear Alleged to Cause Health Complications A new report indicates firefighters could be at risk of developing severe health problems from not only firefighting foam but their protective gear too. Bloomberg Law reports firefighters’ “bunker gear” contains large quantities of chemicals called PFAS, or Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. PFAS has been linked […]

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November 5, 2020
Geologists Call PFAS “One of the Most Toxic Substances Ever Identified”

PFAS Contamination Drives Geologists to Warn Public About Hazards of These “Forever Chemicals” For decades, PFAS, or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, remained relatively unknown to the general public. Odd, considering this chemical class contains over 3000 compounds and have been added to products for nearly a century.    PFAS are manmade chemicals added to some […]

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October 2, 2020
Film-Forming Foam Caused Florida Firefighter’s Breast Cancer: Lawsuit

A recent claim filed in the U.S. District Court of South Carolina claims toxic chemicals in firefighting foam caused a firefighter to develop breast cancer. Dozens of lawsuits across the nation have been filed against the manufacturers of film-forming foam for failing to warn the public about the risks of exposure to chemicals in the […]

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August 10, 2020
Mississippi Firefighter Claims Toxic Firefighting Foam Caused His Prostate Cancer

A recently filed product liability lawsuit claims a former Mississippi firefighter developed prostate cancer following years of exposure to firefighting foam. Increasing studies have found toxic chemicals in firefighting foam can increase the risk of developing cancer including prostate, kidney, liver, and ovarian cancer. On July 29, Dewayne Miles filed his complaint in the U.S. […]

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July 28, 2020
Firefighting Foam Exposure Caused Fatal Leukemia, Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims

The wife of an ex-firefighter filed a wrongful death lawsuit against firefighting foam manufacturers, claiming exposure to toxic chemicals in the foam caused her husband to develop and die from acute myeloid leukemia (AML). This lawsuit joins hundreds of others from across the U.S., each alleging toxic foam caused individuals to develop severe injuries. Last […]

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July 14, 2020
Michigan Fire Departments to Regulate Use of Firefighting Foam Containing PFAS

Michigan legislatures passed a new bill into law that regulates the use and reporting of firefighting foam containing potentially toxic chemicals called PFAS. On July 8, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 4389 and 4390 into law, responding to the outbreak of drinking water contamination caused by toxic firefighting foam. Industrial chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl […]

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June 29, 2020
Bill Proposes Firefighting Foam Phase-Out in the Defense Department

Recent legislation brought forward in the Senate calls for the defense department to phase out the use of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) by the military. This suggestion comes up amid recent health and environmental concerns that chemicals in AFFF foam cause cancer. This new legislation was first brought up earlier in June by the Senate […]

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June 16, 2020
Firefighting Foam Contamination: Who’s at Risk?

Many think firefighters are the only group of people at risk of exposure to toxic firefighting foam. However, recent reports discovered people residing around areas that use AFFF foam have high levels of “forever chemicals” in their blood. For decades military bases have been using and stockpiling firefighting foam for training and firefighting purposes. Now, […]

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June 12, 2020
Why Should I File a Firefighting Foam Lawsuit?

I Was Exposed to Toxic AFFF; Why Should I File a Claim? Many people think filing a lawsuit is unnecessary or even frivolous. “What’s the point?” “It will cost me too much money.” “It isn’t worth the hassle.” “There’s no way I would win.” However, when a manufacturer grossly fails to make sure their products […]

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