Legal assistance to military firefighters exposed to the chemical-based firefighting foam
If you were exposed to AFFF in the military as a firefighter and came to struggle with a related disease you are eligible for compensation from the VA. You can also file a personal injury claim with the company which manufactured, and distributed AFFF containing PFAS. It is worth mentioning that this will not affect your right to disability compensation from the VA. You will only need to provide us with your employment or military records, as well as with your medical records, which will be used as evidence for your claim. Our legal experts will file the claim on your behalf. It is important to know that you will receive the compensation you are entitled to within several months to several years after your claim is submitted, as reviewing it is a very complex and time-consuming process.
If you have a cancer diagnosis related to the use of AFFF please contact us and we will prioritize your case.
PFOA and PFOS can accumulate and stay in the body, building up over time. Long-term exposure to PFOA/PFOS, in high concentrations, can lead to serious health problems, such as:
Because the negative health outcomes related to PFAS exposure has become a significant concern for veterans and service members in recent years, members of the U.S. Senate and PFAS Task Force introduced legislation to ensure that veteran firefighters exposed to PFAS chemicals at military installations will get the healthcare services they need for any health condition associated with PFAS exposure.
Under this bill, PFAS-related conditions will be considered service-connected disabilities, making veterans exposed to PFAS chemical contamination as a consequence of their military service eligible for disability payments and medical treatment from the VA.