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Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) has been used for decades by the military and firefighting personnel to fight chemical fires. Two of the most common compounds in AFFF—perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)—are known carcinogens and exposure to these toxic chemicals has tragically been linked to an increased risk of cancer

If you or a loved one have developed cancer after being exposed to AFFF, either in a military or civilian firefighting context, you could be eligible for financial compensation. Many AFFF lawsuits claim the “forever chemicals” found in the fire suppressant are known to cause cancer, and victims allege that the manufacturers of AFFF knew or should have known about its dangers.

If you’re located in Louisiana and have been negatively affected by exposure to AFFF, give Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys a call for a free legal consultation about your rights. Our experienced mass tort lawyers will provide you advice on how to proceed in your case, and we’ll fight for your rights against the manufacturers, the government, and other negligent parties.