The Roanoke personal injury attorneys are working to pursue compensation for victims harmed by firefighter foam
ROANOKE, VA, September 13, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), also called firefighter foam, is used to put out certain types of fires. In particular, firefighters and the military often use it on oil and gasoline fires. However, AFFF uses dangerous per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), these toxic chemicals can lead to various severe health conditions, including:
-Cancers, such as prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicular cancers
-Reproductive problems, such as high blood pressure in pregnant women and fertility issues
-Developmental delays, such as low birth weight, behavioral changes, and early puberty
-Immune system effects
The many lawsuits already filed against AFFF manufacturers, including 3M and DuPont, allege that the companies have known about the dangerous effects of these chemicals for decades. These lawsuits also claim that instead of warning users about the health risks they face, the companies tried to cover up AFFF’s toxicity.
Unfortunately, firefighters were unknowingly putting their lives on the line in more ways than one. “As our brave firefighters worked to save others’ lives, they were putting their own at risk by using these dangerous chemicals,” says Attorney John E. Lichtenstein, founding member of Lichtenstein Law Group PLC. “We’re dedicated to helping them demand the compensation they deserve to recover from the health problems they’ve developed after using AFFF.”
If you have suffered injuries or illness after chronic exposure to AFFF in Virginia, the personal injury attorneys at Lichtenstein Law Group PLC are offering free consultations. Lichtenstein says that victims can pursue compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses through a lawsuit against AFFF manufacturers. Their team can help you determine if you’re entitled to financial recovery, secure evidence, build a strong case, and file a lawsuit to seek the money you’re owed. To learn more, contact their office by calling 540-685-0249 or reaching out online.
About Lichtenstein Law Group PLC
The Roanoke personal injury lawyers at Lichtenstein Law Group PLC have nearly 100 years of combined legal experience, which they use to effectively protect the rights of injury victims in Virginia and pursue the full and fair compensation they deserve. They have the skills and resources necessary to take on large corporations and insurance companies.
Over the years, their team has built a reputation that they will fight for their clients all the way to a courtroom verdict, if necessary. The opposition takes them seriously when they demand a fair settlement at the negotiating table. With their promise to provide only exceptional representation, their clients have the attorneys’ full attention focused on their cases. And their compassionate legal team works to meet clients’ needs and make their lives easier.
Their teams at their Roanoke and Charlottesville offices are ready to get started on your case. Contact Lichtenstein Law Group PLC at 540-685-0249 or on their website today for a free consultation with one of their experienced personal injury attorneys.
LICHTENSTEIN LAW GROUP PLC
347 Highland Avenue SW
Roanoke, Virginia 24016
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