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Who is at high risk of exposure to AFFF?

While exposure to the PFOS and PFOA in AFFF is never safe, firefighters and military personnel who regularly use it are at the highest risk of developing a related disease, such as bladder cancer.

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Firefighters and certain military personnel are at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of prolonged AFFF exposure

The main occupational groups who are likely to develop a serious disease as a consequence of exposure to AFFF are firefighters and military personnel who regularly use this product. While exposure can also occur by drinking water contaminated with PFOS and PFOA, only firefighters and people serving in the military qualify for compensation. Because the PFOS and PFOA, two groups of dangerous chemicals, are present in AFFF, people who are exposed to it for a long time are at high risk of developing a serious disease, such as pancreatic cancer, lymphoma, bladder cancer, leukemia, and prostate cancer. However, it is worthy of note that these diseases occur after several years following exposure to AFFF. Because they use AFFF on a regular basis while performing their job, firefighters are susceptible to develop a disease as a result of exposure. Nevertheless, AFFF is also used in military training and by firefighters serving in the military, which is why certain military personnel also have a great risk of developing a related disease.

Recovering compensation as a victim of AFFF exposure

If you are a firefighter or someone who has been using AFFF in the military and came to struggle with a disease as a result of exposure, you are eligible for compensation from the company which manufactured the hazardous product. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of toxic exposure, our attorneys will help you file a lawsuit against the liable company so that you can obtain the financial compensation you deserve for your diagnosis. Even though the legal process is complex and tedious, your involvement will be minimal, as you will only have to provide your attorney with your employment or military records, which must state that you worked with AFFF, as well as with your medical records, which need to state your diagnosis and how it is related to exposure to PFOS and PFOA. Afterward, your lawyer will begin preparing your case, while our legal experts will conduct in-depth research to find additional evidence to support your lawsuit. Eventually, you will receive the compensation you are entitled to, which usually takes between several months to one year.

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