Americans are now calling for justice against companies that produced firefighter foam containing toxic chemicals. Firefighter foam mass tort lawsuits have been filed across the country, seeking compensation for individuals and families affected by exposure to toxic chemicals in these products. The potential health effects of these toxins can range from cancer and kidney disease to thyroid problems, reproductive issues and other serious ailments.
Injury claims often involve more than one injured party, which can lead to mass tort litigation. Mass tort claims are legal cases where a group of injured people join together to seek damages from the same defendant or defendants. These types of lawsuits are typically complex and have a longer timeline when compared to filing an individual injury claim.
Firefighter foam (AFFF) has been used by firefighters, including civilian and military personnel for more than 50 years.
The foam was used by multiple organizations, both in actual firefighting and in training exercises.
AFFF contains many chemicals that can accumulate in the body over time with the potential to cause serious damage to the body.
A number of serious illnesses are associated with those toxic chemicals, including various forms of cancer.
Mass tort lawsuits are legal proceedings that involve a large number of plaintiffs who have been injured by the actions of a defendant.
These cases are often complex, as they require several parties to prove their individual claims in court. Mass tort law can be used for various types of injury-causing events, including product liability, medical malpractice and environmental disasters.