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Firefighting Foam Lawsuits

If you have been diagnosed with cancer after exposure to Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF), you may be entitled to financial compensation. AFFF contains toxic chemicals that have been linked to several types of cancer.

Exposure to PFAs in Firefighting Foam Could Lead to Cancer

Aqueous Film Forming Foam, or AFFF, has been used for decades by firefighters, the military, airports, and industrial workers to extinguish fuel fires. Long believed to be a completely safe product, many have admitted using it for unintended purposes like cleaning as it is an effective degreaser.

However, it has now come to light that the per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in AFFF can cause cancer and other serious health problems. PFAS have been referred to as ‘forever chemicals’ as they stay in the environment for a long time. Experts say that every human tested so far has had PFAS in their blood.

3M and other manufacturers of AFFF knew about the dangers of their product for years but failed to provide adequate warnings to those who used it. As a result, lawsuits are being filed against those manufacturers to hold them accountable for the harm they have caused. 

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer or another health condition as a result of exposure to AFFF, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to learn more about your legal options and how we can help you seek justice.

Firefighting Foam Lawsuit Facts


  • Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)

Injuries and Illnesses

  • Thyroid disease
  • Testicular cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney cysts
  • Bladder cancer
  • High cholesterol 
  • Fertility issues
  • Liver damage
  • Ulcerative colitis 
  • Breast cancer


  • 3M
  • DuPont
  • Dozens of other AFFF manufacturers


  • A landmark $1.18 billion settlement was approved in February 2024 for PFAS pollution of drinking water, paving the way for increased attention on personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits related to AFFF firefighting foam.
  • In March 2024, the focus on PFAS claims expanded to include firefighter turnout gear, leading to the creation of a specific Plaintiff Fact Sheet for cases alleging health issues from PFAS exposure in protective clothing.

Fire Foam Timeline


The US Navy and 3M developed AFFF in 1960 and patented it in 1963. By 1967, it was being used aboard navy vessels.


Were You Diagnosed With Cancer After Exposure to Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)?

If you or someone close to you has developed cancer after using AFFF, you could be entitled to significant compensation with a firefighting foam lawsuit.

Who Is Affected by the Toxic Substances in AFFF?

Firefighters are among the most affected by AFFF exposure since they often use the foam to extinguish fires. Military personnel, airport workers, and industrial workers who handle the foam are all at high risk as well.

Communities living near areas where AFFF has been used or disposed of improperly are also at risk of exposure. For example, AFFF may have been used in training exercises at military bases or airports, and the foam may have leached into the soil and groundwater, affecting nearby communities.

Children born to affected parents may also experience certain health conditions and developmental issues due to exposure to AFFF. 

The health effects resulting from exposure to AFFF can vary greatly depending on a range of factors such as the duration and level of exposure, individual genetics, and other health conditions. Therefore, it is recommended that anyone who knows they have had long-term exposure to AFFF, even indirectly, should take measures to protect their health and consult with one of our qualified attorneys to explore their legal options.

Firefighting Foam Lawsuit FAQs

What Is Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)?

Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) is a firefighting foam that contains per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). It has been used for decades to extinguish fires involving flammable liquids such as jet fuel.

What Are Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)?
Why Are PFAS Used in AFFF?
How Can Exposure to PFAS Be Harmful?
Who Can File a Lawsuit Against AFFF Manufacturers?
How Long Do I Have To File an AFFF Lawsuit?