AFFF Cancer Lawyers Reviewing Claims For Firefighters Diagnosed With Testicular Cancer and Kidney Cancer

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted June 15, 2020


The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims for firefighters and other individuals diagnosed with cancer following exposure to dangerous chemicals in fire suppression foam, which has been commonly used at military bases, airports and by firefighters in recent decades.

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Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) was introduced in the 1960s, and has been widely used during training exercises and to fight fuel-based fires. However, this fire foam contains large amounts of per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are considered by many scientists to be toxic and carcinogenic chemicals.

Financial compensation and settlements may be available through an AFFF cancer lawsuit for firefighters, airport personnel and military service members diagnosed with:

  • Testicular Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • and other Diseases

There are never any out-of-pocket costs associated with hiring our firefighter foam lawyers to investigate or review your claim, as we only receive an attorney fee or expenses if a recovery is obtained for you and your family. Request a free consultation and claim evaluation to determine whether you or your family may have a case.

AFFF Exposure Risks

Aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) are specifically designed for use against petroleum-based fires, where water is less effective. Most of these firefighting foams contain dangerous and toxic PFAS chemicals, which are known to accumulate in the body, no matter how small the exposure.

PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam have not only been linked to a potential increased risk of cancer, but may also result in an increased risk of neonatal death, liver toxicity, immune system problems and disruption of the human endocrine system.

In 2016, the military warned that there could be potential problems near 664 different military sites where AFFF was commonly used during training exercises, where the chemicals may have contaminated water supplies in surrounding communities.

These chemicals have a hard time breaking down in the environment and can persist for an extremely long time, gaining them the nickname “forever chemicals.”

It appears from numerous reports that the manufacturers of these substances knew or should have known about their health and environmental risks for decades. However, it appears they placed profit over public safety and even the safety of first responders and military personnel.

For individuals diagnosed with cancer following direct exposure to AFFF, such as firefighters, military service members and airport personnel, financial compensation may be available.

PFAS Drinking Water Exposure Risks: 2022 Update

Following recent discoveries that have identified more than 2,800 residential and military sites that are highly contaminated with PFAS chemicals released from AFFF foam run-off and manufacturing plants, a growing number of water contamination lawsuits are now being pursued by residents and former military personnel and their families.

The PFAS water contamination lawsuits claim individuals developed ulcerative colitis or cancer from years of exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals being dumped into groundwater, drinking water and soil that contaminated public and private water supplies.

The lawsuits allege manufacturers knew, or should have known that individuals could develop cancers and inflammatory bowel disease as a result of consuming high volumes of PFAS chemicals in their local tap water caused by the dumping and natural run-off of PFAS used in firefighting foams and manufacturing plants.


3 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Christopher says:

    I worked for several years at Engine company 81 NYFD which was also known as a foam unit. Altho I cant recal ever using AFF foam at an actual fire . I can recall using foam at company drills and automobile accidents to cover fuel spills and in 2017 I was diagnosed with 3 cancers. follicular cancer, bladder cancer and sezary syndrome

    I worked in a foam unit E-81 NYC FD for several years and used AFF foam at drills and auto fires and to cover oil and fuel spills, and 5 gallon foam concentrate was always carried on our fire fighting unit.

    I worked for several years at E-81 NYCFD which was also known as the foam unit. I can recall using AFF foam on several fuel and oil spills and also at company drills and in 2015 I was diagnosed with 3 different types of cancer, bladder cancer, follicular limphoma and sezary syndrome. But due to the expense,the time consumed traveling getting treatments and the amount of suffering I have endured I feel that I should be compensated respectfully , submitted

    Posted on January 20, 2021 at 11:16 am

  • Amber says:

    Does this apply to mill operations and boiler operators or their fire teams

    Posted on January 11, 2023 at 6:54 pm

  • jimmy says:

    I had a short stay (about a year) in the U.S.Navy aboard a u.s. aircraft carrier as a ordnance mechanic. Afterwards i joined U.S. merchant marine as a Able-Bodied seamen here i served about seven years. Now i have bladder cancer since 2019 and currently attending chemo-therapy sessions. I’m not afraid to die but i don’t want my daughter and grand children thinking i did not fight hard enough for them. in addition i have barretts throat which as you know is a precursor to throat cancer. i’m 70 now and well you know what i mean. Thanks for reading.

    Posted on November 29, 2023 at 10:27 pm

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