The compensation for health effects arising from AFFF exposure depends on various factors
The compensation you’re entitled to depends on the circumstances surrounding your case such as:
- the level of exposure to AFFF
- long-term prognosis and seriousness of your illness
- the extent of pain and suffering
- if you experienced lost earning capacity caused by any disability that you suffered as a result of exposure to fire-suppressant foams.
The two basic types of compensatory damages are usually medical bills and pain and suffering. Many cancer treatments cost an average of $10,000 per month, with some as high as $30,000 per month. Typically, a fair amount of compensation for pain and suffering is about three times the amount of economic losses.
Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve
If you successfully prove negligence and liability in court, you may be able to recover compensation for both economic and non-economic harms. Our attorneys know about AFFF foam hazards and have the experience necessary to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Economic damages are tangible damages that can be easily quantified such as medical bills and lost earning capacity. To file a claim, you will have to send our attorneys your employment or military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records. If you are currently undergoing cancer treatment, keep copies of your treatment plans, medication histories, records of past appointments, receipts, and hospital bills. Having these documents organized and accessible will strengthen your case for compensation, and it will also help to determine how much money you are going to get in compensation.
Non-economic damages are harder to estimate and less tangible, but with a significantly higher value than economic damages. These often include pain and suffering, and emotional distress. A lawyer with expertise in toxic exposure cases can help you assess what benefits you might be eligible for and can advocate on your behalf to give you the maximum benefits possible.