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Our lawyers are handling AFFF firefighting foam lawsuits around the country.

This page provides the most recent news and updates on the AFFF firefighting foam class action lawsuit and our prediction of the settlement amounts plaintiffs with AFFF cancer lawsuits can expect to receive. You will not get more updated news on the AFFF litigation anywhere else.

Our AFFF firefighting foam lawyers believe that the defendants will settle most of these lawsuits in 2024.  Why? We think they will follow the same pattern as the water contamination lawsuits they settled for billions.

Aqueous film-forming foam (“AFFF”) is generally known as firefighting foam and it has been used for decades to combat fires fueled by accelerants. AFFF contains high levels of chemicals called PFAS and recent research has shown that occupational exposure to PFAS can cause certain types of cancer. Kidney cancer is one of the diseases that has been scientifically linked to occupational exposure to AFFF firefighting foam.

This page will look at AFFF firefighting foam lawsuits involving kidney cancer and their potential settlement value.

AFFF and PFAS

This page examines AFFF firefighting foam lawsuits involving testicular cancer and their potential settlement value.

Aqueous film-forming foam (“AFFF”), which most people call firefighting foam, has long been used to put out fires fueled by gasoline and other chemicals. Firefighting foam contains high concentrations of PFAS, and new scientific evidence has linked PFAS exposure to certain cancer types.

Testicular cancer is one of the diseases that has been scientifically linked to occupational exposure to AFFF firefighting foam. Our lawyers like these cases. We think the link between testicular cancer and firefighting foam is overwhelming. Our attorneys also think these lawsuits have a strong chance of settling in 2024. If the defendants are going to target types of claims to settle, testicular cancer cases would be an excellent place to start.

This page is about the AFFF lawsuits and where we are as we approach 2024.

Victims have been waiting a long time, hoping for firefighting foam settlement. Is there a settlement on the horizon? If compensation payouts are offered, what could they be?

Last year, many AFFF water contamination claims filed by local water authorities and municipalities were resolved in a global settlement agreement. 3M, DuPont, and the other defendants will reportedly pay $10.3 billion to resolve these claims as part of the settlement deal.

Aqueous film-forming foam (“AFFF”) is a product commonly known as firefighting foam and it has long been used to put out fires fueled by accelerants.

AFFF contains high levels of PFAS and recent scientific studies have shown that prolonged exposure to PFAS can cause certain types of cancer.

Prostate cancer is one of the diseases that has been specifically linked to occupational exposure to AFFF firefighting foam. This page will look at AFFF firefighting foam lawsuits involving prostate cancer and their potential settlement value.

Next week, the pivotal first bellwether test trial is set to begin in the massive class action MDL over the personal and environmental harm caused by PFAS “forever chemicals” in AFFF firefighting foam. The firefighting foam MDL now has over 4,000 plaintiffs with pending cases. Now, after years of consolidated discovery and buildup, the test case is finally ready to be presented to a jury in a federal courtroom in South Carolina.

The case selected for this initial bellwether trial is the City of Stuart v. 3M Co. et al. (2:18-cv-03487). The outcome of the trial in the City of Stuart case will have a massive impact on the future course of the litigation. It will be the first time a jury will decide the scientific evidentiary battle that has been waged between the plaintiffs and defendants such as DuPont and 3M.

If the jury resolves this debate in favor of the plaintiff and awards a significant verdict, it could prompt a multi-billion-dollar settlement involving dozens of major companies. It could also set the stage for future cases involving similar tort claims by local municipalities based on environmental contamination.

This page is about the AFFF/PFAS lawsuit. Our lawyers are handling firefighting foam lawsuits throughout the United States.

AFFF lawsuits are based on studies showing that Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are linked to severe adverse health effects, particularly various cancers. This is a public health concern, because of how prevalent PFAS are in both manufactured products and the environment.

January 2023 PFAS Class Action Update

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