Call Firefighting Foam Lawyer Timothy L. Miles to See If You Are Eligible for a Firefighting Foam Lawsuit
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of manufactured chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products since the 1940s because of their useful properties. However, these toxic chemicals have long been linked to serious health problems. Lawsuits continue to be filed from individuals developing cancer from firefighting foam and alleging a handful of companies who knowingly sold firefighting foams that contained PFAS.
The plaintiffs argue the chemicals seeped into their bodies after years of wearing protective clothing and using firefighting foam that contained PFAS. The lawsuit blamed PFAS as a "substantial factor and proximate cause of the cancers, serious illnesses and bodily injuries" the firefighters suffered. The firefighters, along with the spouse of one of the firefighters who joined them as a plaintiff, accused 25 companies — including 3M, Carrier and DuPont — for manufacturing, marketing, distributing, selling or using PFAS and PFAS-containing materials in two types of equipment: turnouts, which are a type of coat, and Class B firefighting foam.
Approximately 2,500 victims of Firefighting Foam have filed lawsuits up through September 2022 mainly by firefighters exposes to PFAS. The Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPMDL) has ordered that all the Firefighting Foam Lawsuits are to be transferred to the United States Federal Court in the District of South Carolina for coordinated discovery and pretrial proceedings.
We are offering to speak to firefighters and their families, free of charge, to help determine whether a firefighting foam lawsuit is right for them. If you meet the eligibility requirements for a firefighting foam lawsuit, a successful case could provide compensation for medical bills, physical pain and other damages stemming from exposure to toxic firefighting foam. Begin the process by completing the form here. for a Free Case Evaluation with Firefighting Foam Lawyer Timothy L Miles today to see if you meet the eligibility for a Firefighting Foam Lawsuit.
Please read on for answers to the six most frequently asked questions about a firefighting foam lawsuit.
What Should I Do if I Was Affected by Firefighting Foam?
If you were one of the firefighters exposed to PFAS and have been diagnosed with one with one of the cancers linked to firefighting foam, you should fill out the free case evaluation below and speak to Firefighting Foam Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today. And while there is still time to file a firefighting foam lawsuit, time is off the essence as the end of statutes of limitations get closer, so call Firefighting Foam Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today about a firefighting foam lawsuit.
How do I Know If I Meet the Firefighting Foam Lawsuit Criteria?
Contact us today to see if you meet the Firefighting Foam Lawsuit Criteria. We are specifically looking to file a Firefighting Foam Lawsuit on behalf of any firefighters who developed any of the following types of cancer:
What Can I Recover if I meet the Eligibility for an AFFF Firefighting Foam Lawsuit?
If you meet the eligibility for a firefighting foam lawsuit, you may be entitled to significant damages. If your Firefighting Foam Lawsuit is successful, you may be able to recover damages for:
What Can a Firefighting Foam Lawyer Do for Me?
Because of the complexity of the cases and the need to hire experts, a products liability attorney is the go-to attorney when you have been injured by a product that is defective like firefighting foam. A Firefighting Foam Lawyer, who is an experienced products liability attorney, can help you by putting you in the best possible position to win your firefighting foam lawsuit and recover the most compensation.
After determining you meet the eligibility for a firefighting foam lawsuit, before your lawsuit is officially filed with the court, your Firefighting Foam Lawyer will fully explain the process and will then need to ask you a few questions about your (or your family member’s) work and medical history. For instance, he or she may need to know names of former employers, length of time with each employer, when and how the diagnosis came about, and how the condition has affected your life.
With the information obtained regarding prior employment, your Firefighting Foam Lawyer will be able to establish the AFFF manufacturers you will be suing. These companies will be known as the defendants.
Your Firefighting Foam Lawyer will then draft what is known as a complaint. This will be a multi-page document explaining why the defendants are responsible for your injuries and what damages (that is, compensation) you are seeking.
For instance, your complaint may claim that the defendants: (1) Failed to provide sufficient warnings that use of their AFFF products could allow toxic chemicals to accumulate in the blood and lead to serious health problems; (2) Failed to provide adequate instructions to help firefighters lessen their exposure; (3) Failed to use reasonable care in testing, designing and inspecting the products; (4) Could have manufactured a safer alternative to PFAS-containing AFFF, yet failed to do so; (5) Sold defective and unreasonably dangerous products that are not safe for their intended purpose; (6) Intentionally concealed the hazards of their products; and/or (7) Challenged, ignored and tried to discredit research linking firefighting foam to adverse health effects
Once your complaint is filed with the court, your lawsuit officially begins. From here, it will be a lot of back and forth between your Firefighting Foam Lawyer and the attorney(s) for the defendants in an attempt to resolve the matter. The attorneys may take review documents, take depositions, issue subpoenas, hire experts, calculate damages, attend hearings, and file motions, briefs, evidence or other documents with the court during the stages of the lawsuit.
If the lawsuit is not dismissed and a settlement cannot be reached, the case will proceed to a jury trial. Give us a call today and see what a Firefighting Foam Lawyer can do for you.
How Does a Firefighting Foam Lawsuit Work?
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Firefighting Lawyer?
It does not cost anything to hire a firefighting foam lawyer. We take all cases on a contingency basis which means we do not get paid unless we win your case. A Firefighting Foam Lawyer can explain the process and answer any questions you may have including whether you are you meet the eligibility requirements for a firefighting foam lawsuit.
Contact a Firefighting Foam Lawyer today about a Firefighting Foam Lawsuit
If you or a family member worked as a firefighter and developed cancer, hyperthyroidism or ulcerative colitis, contact Firefighting Foam Lawyer Timothy L. Miles you may be entitled to significant compensation.
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Timothy L. Miles, Esq.
Timothy L. Miles is a nationally recognized shareholder rights attorney raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Miles was recently selected by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM as a 2022 Top Ranked Lawyer, 2022 Top Rated Litigator. and a 2022 Elite Lawyer of the South. Mr. Miles also maintains the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating for both legal ability and ethics. Mr. Miles is a member of the prestigious Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association, a superb rated attorney by Avvo, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019) and recognized as a Distinguished Lawyer, Recognizing Excellence in Securities Law, by Lawyers of Distinction (2019). Mr. Miles has published over sixty articles on various issues of the law, including class actions, whistleblower cases, products liability, and more. Please visit our website.
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