Do You Have A New York Firefighting Cancer Claim?

Do You Have A Firefighting Foam Cancer Injury Claim?

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Elite Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Victims Who were Diagnosed with Cancer After Being Exposed to Firefighting Foam in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.

FirefightingPeople often falsely assume that the most dangerous aspect of being a firefighter is fighting fires. Meanwhile, the number of firefighters who suffer fatalities from work-related cancer is almost 30 times higher than those who die in actual fires. Firefighters around the country use a special type of chemical-based foam to put out fires more efficiently. Despite its wide-scale use and effectiveness in extinguishing fires, researchers have found that frequent exposure to AFFF firefighting foams can be extremely toxic and cause various cancers, including lymphoma, leukemia, neuroendocrine tumors, testicular, pancreatic, prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer. Additionally, scientists who researched the phenomenon discovered that contemporary building materials, particularly plastic, asbestos, arsenic, and formaldehyde, increase the risk of cancer because of the discharge of carcinogens during combustion.

According to the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), since 2002, approximately 2 out of 3 fatalities related to firefighting have been from cancer. Firefighters have almost a 30% higher risk of contracting certain types of cancer. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of firefighters are now battling various stages of cancer. Our compassionate attorneys recognize that a cancer diagnosis can be devastating for both victims and their families. Besides the associated severe emotional trauma comes grave uncertainty about the future. Cancer victims may begin to feel like they do not have any recourse, as medical expenses quickly add up and become unaffordable. Those brave men and women that have served our community deserve the best personal injury lawyer in Buffalo, New York, fighting on their side.

Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled serious product liability and personal injury cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims. Our highly skilled attorneys want to help you seek full compensation for your cancer to ensure you can access high-quality treatment and provide financial stability to your family. This may include monetary compensation for your medical bills, loss of consortium, lost time from work, and pain and suffering, and any other related damages. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for people who were injured in Buffalo, New York, and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will treat you with the kindness and respect that you deserve. We are here to help you through this difficult time. Schedule your complimentary consultation with Jed Dietrich, Esq., and begin learning how we can help you obtain the justice you deserve. Our highly experienced team can be reached 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, at 716-839-3939. Call us today!

Estimated Value Of Your Firefighting Foam Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Firefighting - WaterCancer is the number one killer of firefighters. According to studies conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), on average, firefighters face a 9% increase in being diagnosed with cancer, and cancer-related deaths are 14% higher compared to the general population. The loss of a loved one because of cancer can put family members in an extremely difficult situation both emotionally and financially. For those who lost a family member from cancer caused by AFFF firefighting foam, although nothing can eliminate your loved one’s suffering or the pain caused by their untimely loss, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible manufacturer and any other parties deemed to be liable. Wrongful death claims are designed to provide surviving family members with financial compensation and peace of mind after their unexpected loss. Determining damages in a wrongful death lawsuit is an intricate task that usually requires the assistance of a forensic economist and other expert witnesses. The victim’s loved ones may be able to recover compensation for past and future losses, including:

  1. All medical expenses incurred because of the victim’s cancer treatment;
  2. Lost wages and additional work-related benefits, which can include future earnings and benefits if the victim had lived;
  3. Loss of care, companionship, guidance, and comfort;
  4. Damages resulting from the emotional pain and sadness suffered by loved ones;
  5. All funeral and other related burial costs; and
  6. Punitive damages.



Do You Have a Firefighting Foam Case?

All manufacturers have a legal obligation to design and produce products that are safe and will not cause harm. Despite scientific research indicating a severe risk to human health and safety, manufacturers continued to make and sell their foams. Additionally, manufacturers failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the safety of their products. As a result, some firefighters regularly used AFFF foams without even knowing the dangers associated. For firefighters regularly exposed to the dangerous chemicals in firefighting foam, the development of cancer could have been prevented or at least reduced if it was not for manufacturers’ negligence. After suffering cancer caused by toxic firefighting foam, firefighters can hold manufacturers liable.

To determine whether you have a viable claim associated with exposure to AFFF firefighting foam, our team of highly experienced and top rated Buffalo, New York firefighter cancer injury attorneys will take swift action to gather evidence and conduct a complete investigation. Our seasoned lawyers understand the steps required to fully and accurately assess your claim. One of the most critical aspects of evaluating your case is determining the types and extent of the damages you have suffered. When you hire the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., we will start gathering documents and records to ascertain the circumstances regarding your exposure and calculate the potential damages. If we determine that foam manufacturers should be held liable for your injuries, we will file a lawsuit immediately to preserve your rights. The steps in our preliminary investigation will include:

  1. Creating a comprehensive chronology of your exposure to the firefighting foam;
  2. Obtaining your firefighting job records;
  3. Acquiring your medical records to validate the scope of your cancer diagnosis and other health-related problems;
  4. Obtaining copies of any fire department records that show the type of firefighting products used; and
  5. Having your records thoroughly examined by our world-renown experts.

LawyerThe best of the best at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. understand the emotional trauma and complications that cancer can cause. We will fight for the compensation that you deserve for your unnecessary pain and suffering, as well as injuries due to toxic firefighting foam. Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, our outstanding law firm will fight to obtain the best result for your injuries and resulting damages. View our Google 5 Star rating and our clients’ testimonials by clicking here. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. at least $1,000,000.00 or more 44 times to compensate his clients for their injuries and illnesses. Allow the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to begin your investigating your claim by contacting our office today. Call us today for your free consultation. Our veteran team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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