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AFFF stands for aqueous film forming foam, a fire suppressant used to extinguish fuel fires and other flammable liquid fires that other suppressants won’t work on. Unfortunately, AFFF contains toxic chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are known to cause cancer. What’s more, PFAS are extremely stable, meaning they tend to accumulate both in the environment and in our bodies over time, increasing the risk with exposure.

If you or a loved one used aqueous film forming foams or if you were otherwise exposed to AFFF, and you’ve since developed cancer, you could be eligible for financial compensation. Call the toxic tort lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys today for a free legal consultation as to your rights and next steps. We’re experienced mass tort lawyers located in Louisiana and are dedicated to helping our clients get the compensation they deserve.