AFFF Firefighting Foam Lawsuit Attorneys in New Mexico
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our New Mexico firefighting foam lawyers are representing individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by exposure to high levels of poly-fluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS) contained in aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF).
The American Cancer Society has identified the PFAS in AFFF, a commonly used firefighting foam, as a human carcinogen — which is defined as a substance, organism, or agent capable of causing cancer.
The carcinogens associated with AFFF are causing certain types of cancers in firefighters, military personnel, and others who have had chronic exposure to the foam, which was commonly used when extinguishing fires, and/or during training assignments.
AFFF lawsuits are being filed by our mass torts lawyers throughout New Mexico, and new cases are being assessed each day by our experienced civil litigation attorneys, starting with a free, confidential consultation.
Why are AFFF Lawsuits Being Filed in New Mexico?
AFFF lawsuits are being filed in New Mexico and across the country, as the firefighting foam has been used for decades to prevent and combat dangerous fires, especially those fueled by petroleum and other flammable, hard-to-extinguish materials.
The highly toxic firefighting foam was also used regularly in live-action and training exercises by professional firefighters, military personnel, and other occupations.
The problem is, the individuals who had occupational exposure to AFFF may have been frequently subjected to the toxins without their knowledge, which could have led to serious illnesses and diseases that impacted not only their health, but their quality of life.
In addition, the properties and behavior of the PFA chemicals can contaminate water sources, wildlife, and food supplies by remaining a persistent threat to the environment after their use.
Because of the inherent dangers associated with the PFAS in AFFF, studies by the International Agency for Research on Cancer reported individuals who were regularly exposed to the firefighting foam have an increased risk of developing serious illnesses.
The common cancers associated with AFFF include, but are not limited to:
Our experienced firefighting foam attorneys in New Mexico are preparing lawsuits against the manufacturers who are liable for exposing individuals and families to the carcinogens in their products by failing to warn them about the potential health risks associated with its exposure and failing to take adequate steps to prevent environmental contamination.
Which Manufacturers Can Be Held Liable for AFFF and PFAS Exposure in New Mexico?
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our New Mexico firefighting foam attorneys are preparing lawsuits against manufacturers who have failed to warn that the use of their products could lead to serious illnesses, including certain types of cancers.
Currently, two of the largest companies that manufactured most AFFF products include 3M & Co., and DuPont.
However, other manufacturers may also be liable for their part in distributing these potentially deadly chemicals without potential health warnings.
They include, but may not be limited to:
- AGC Chemicals Americas
- Arkema Inc.
- BASF Corp.
- Carrier Global Corp.
- Chubb National Foam, Inc
- Clariant Corp.
- Corteva, Inc.
- Dynax Corp.
- The Chemours Company
- UTC Fire & Security Americas
As a series of scientific studies continue to find that chronic exposure to PFAS in firefighting foam can significantly increase the risk of certain types of cancer, our lawyers will continue to fight for our clients’ rights, and their overall recovery needs.
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Contact Our Firefighting Foam Attorneys in New Mexico at the Ruhmann Law Firm for a Free Consultation Today
If you or someone you love has been frequently exposed to firefighting foam and have been diagnosed with an illness, including cancer or another life-threatening disease, contact us skilled mass torts attorneys in New Mexico today at 915-910-5600 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.