We Negotiate And Litigate Products Liability Claims For Firefighters
When a fire breaks out, we count on firefighters to respond promptly to the call of duty. Firefighters rely on their equipment to keep them from bodily harm as well as provide the necessary fire extinguishing results. However, equipment failure due to poor or dangerous design or faulty production of their vehicles, equipment or firefighter gear can result in trauma and catastrophic bodily injury. It can also result in long-term illness from toxic chemical exposure such as in the case of some firefighting foams.
PFAS Exposure Can Result In Long-Term Illnesses
Fire retardant material such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are present in what is known as “firefighting foam.” These chemical toxins in firefighting foam have been linked to certain cancers and other long-term illnesses, such as:
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney and bladder cancer
- Respiratory trauma
- Cardiovascular damage
- Fertility and pregnancy complications
- Thyroid disease
- Liver damage
While firefighting foam may effectively extinguish fires, it is also known as a “forever” toxin because its chemical structure does not break down.
These chemicals are often inadvertently inhaled or absorbed through skin during the process of putting out fires. While there are safer fluorine-free products now available, many firefighters have already experienced long-term exposure and are suffering. Speak with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you or a loved one is suffering an illness due to PFAS exposure.
Contact Blakeney Alexander PLLC To Learn More About Dangerous Firefighter Products
At Blakeney Alexander PLLC, we work in tandem with the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters, The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 341. Call our law firm in Houston at 713-222-9115 or send us an email to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal options for filing a products liability claims for injuries related to firefighting products.