Multiple myeloma due to AFFF

Multiple myeloma due to AFFF video

As a type of bone marrow cancer, multiple myeloma affects over 35,000 people nationwide every year. Multiple myeloma can be a very aggressive disease, as only 60% of patients survive for five years or longer following diagnosis. A more obscure cause of multiple myeloma is toxic exposure, which is the case of civilian and military firefighters who use the fire suppressant AFFF. Because it contains PFAS, a group of harmful chemicals, exposure can result in many serious diseases, including multiple myeloma. If you are or were a firefighter whose job involved AFFF use and now struggle with multiple myeloma, we strongly encourage you to contact our diligent attorneys, as you might be entitled to compensation from the liable manufacturers.

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Long-term exposure to AFFF can have irreversible effects on the blood and blood-forming tissues

Multiple myeloma

While multiple myeloma causes many symptoms, bone pain is often the first sign people notice.

The disease can affect the bones in the spine, causing them to collapse and press on the spinal cord.

Civilian and military firefighters who use AFFF are at risk of developing multiple myeloma due to the highly toxic chemicals this fire suppressant contains, so they should keep a close eye on their health and seek medical assistance as soon as they notice the following symptoms:

  • bone pain
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • loss of appetite
  • mental fogginess
  • fatigue
  • recurring infections
  • unexplained weight loss

Several studies have found that frequent exposure to PFAS from AFFF can cause various cancers, including multiple myeloma, a plasma cell malignancy affecting the immune system. Multiple myeloma cells are less able than normal plasma cells to produce antibodies to fight infections. People with multiple myeloma also have defects in other immune cells, making it harder to mount an immune response. Exposure to PFAS from using AFFF can result in T-cell depletion associated with progressive impairment of immunity, as well as in the following effects on the blood and blood-forming tissues:

      • bone demineralization
      • alterations of red cell functionality
      • low white blood cells count

With over 30 years of experience in pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims, our skilled attorneys are ready to help you file a claim for AFFF exposure if you are a civilian or military firefighter who developed multiple myeloma. Our legal team will carefully assess your case to determine whether you are entitled to compensation from the companies whose AFFF you were exposed to. The process is simple and will mostly take place over the phone, as we understand how physically and emotionally draining struggling with multiple myeloma can be.

File your AFFF exposure claim with the assistance of our diligent attorneys

In the unfortunate event that you worked with AFFF and now suffer from multiple myeloma, we encourage you to contact our law firm, as we have the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim. The only documents we will need from you are your employment or military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records with your multiple myeloma diagnosis.

After a careful evaluation, we will let you know if you are entitled to financial compensation. If you are eligible to file a claim for AFFF exposure, we will begin working on it as soon as possible, as we prioritize firefighters with cancer. Eventually, if our endeavors are fruitful, you will receive the money you deserve for your unjust suffering. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to pay anything unless we obtain compensation.