The surviving family members of a person who developed a serious disease as a consequence of occupational or military AFFF exposure can file a wrongful death lawsuit
While the legal process is significantly more complex in wrongful death cases, as solid evidence is necessary to support the lawsuit, a lawyer who specializes in toxic exposure cases can help you recover compensation if one of your family members passed away due to a disease caused by AFFF exposure. However, it is important to know that exposure must have occurred in occupational or military settings in order to qualify for recovering compensation on behalf of a deceased loved one, as only firefighters and military personnel who regularly worked with AFFF are eligible for filing a lawsuit. A lawyer with vast experience in pursuing toxic exposure cases will be able to help you file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of your family member who passed away.
Although the legal process is very tedious, your involvement will be minimal, as you will only have to provide your attorney with the employment or military records, the death certificate and the medical records of the deceased family member, documents which will be used to support your case. Therefore, while it may take longer to recover compensation in a wrongful death case, it is possible with the help of a specialized attorney, as the surviving family members of victims of AFFF exposure are eligible for financial compensation from the liable company.