If you have been diagnosed with cancer because of working with aqueous film-forming foam, you must learn your options. Cancers from AFFF can be treated with surgery and radiation therapy. However, some people may not want to undergo surgery or treatment. In addition, many people with this type of cancer do not want to undergo traditional treatment because they feel it will only prolong their survival and make them sicker for extended periods.
Find a Qualified Attorney with the Right Skills
You should hire an experienced AFFF cancer lawyer with experience in this type of case. In addition, they should be familiar with the law and know how to navigate the VA process. Finally, they need to have experience working with PFAS exposure cases, which can be complicated due to their unique nature.
File a Claim with the VA
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will not pay for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional distress, or loss of consortium. They may cover the cost of certain services you need to treat your cancer but nothing more than that!
If you have been diagnosed with aqueous film-forming foam cancer, you must file a claim with the VA as soon as possible so that they can help with paying these expenses on your behalf!
PFOS and PFOA, which are two of the components of AFFF
PFOS and PFOA, two of the components of AFFF, have been consistently linked to kidney and testicular cancer. One study found that people with higher levels of PFOS in their blood were more likely to develop both types of cancer than those with lower levels.
Concerning kidney cancer specifically:
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends avoiding exposure to chemicals like PFOS, known endocrine disruptors. This means avoiding exposure when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you were regularly exposed to AFFF
Suppose you were regularly exposed to AFFF while working as a firefighter or at a military base. In that case, you might be entitled to compensation if you developed cancer due to your exposure.
You need to know that the United States Department of Labor has issued regulations that require employers to provide safe work environments for their employees. To meet this requirement, these companies must take preventative measures to stop any potential hazards from occurring within their facilities.
These preventative measures include ensuring proper ventilation and tracking toxic chemicals like formaldehyde which can lead to long-term health problems such as respiratory disease (including lung cancer), liver damage, and heart failure in those who are exposed long term over periods ranging anywhere between one month up until ten years depending on how much exposure occurred during this period.
It would help if you started by contacting the Veterans Administration (VA) and asking how they can help. If this doesn’t work out for you, consider hiring an attorney who specializes in representing victims of AFFF-related illnesses like yours—this could be especially important if there isn’t any way for the VA or other government agencies involved to handle potential cases such as yours since it requires expertise beyond what most lawyers possess.
You may have developed cancer as a result of your exposure to AFFF. If so, you are not alone. Many other people have been affected by this dangerous toxin and need help to get compensation.