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How does a lawsuit for AFFF exposure work?

If you developed a disease following exposure to AFFF, you have the legal right to file a lawsuit against the company which manufactured the product you regularly used.

answered by Gregory A. Cade

People who developed a form of cancer as a result of occupational or military AFFF exposure can file a lawsuit to recover compensation for their injury

A lawsuit will be filed if a person who was exposed to AFFF on the job or while serving in the military develops a related disease, such as bladder cancer, pancreatic cancer, or kidney cancer. Because the legal process is very complex and tedious, the assistance of a lawyer who specializes in toxic exposure litigation is of utmost importance. They will ease the legal process for you to a great extent, as they will carefully and efficiently take care of all the necessary documents which must accompany your lawsuit, while their legal experts will conduct extensive research to gather additional evidence to support your case.

The first step you need to follow if you want to file a lawsuit for AFFF exposure is to contact a lawyer whose primary area of practice is toxic exposure. After you thoroughly explain your situation and circumstances of exposure, they will begin working on your case and gather the necessary proof they need to file your lawsuit, such as your employment or military records, which will be used as proof of exposure, and your medical records, which will stand as evidence of your related diagnosis. These are the only documents you will need to provide your attorney with, as the remaining will be attended to by their legal team.

Furthermore, because solid evidence must accompany your lawsuit, their legal experts will conduct research of their own to discover additional proof, which may be crucial for the favorable outcome of your lawsuit. Eventually, they will file the lawsuit against one or more companies, depending on the number of manufacturers, which exposed you to AFFF, and the settlement or the litigation will ensue. While the former entails your attorney and the lawyer of the liable party reaching a mutual agreement with regard to the sum of money they will offer you, the latter involves presenting your case to a judge, who will decide for or against your case. In the end, you will recover the compensation you deserve for your diagnosis from the responsible company and the law firm will keep between 33% and 40% of your compensation in exchange for their legal services.

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