Firefighting Cancer Prevention And Damages

Top Rated And Elite Buffalo, New York Firefighter Cancer And Injury Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq. Fights to Obtain the Best Results for Firefighters Diagnosed with Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses After Being Exposed to Harmful Toxins in Buffalo, New York.

New York FirefighterAccording to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), firefighters have almost a 30% higher risk of developing cancer than the general population. These brave men and women, regardless of whether they are volunteers or professionals, risk their own lives to protect and rescue. Although firefighters face considerable dangers from fires, they also confront increased exposure to smoke and toxic chemicals. Some firefighters are frequently exposed to firefighting foam, which is also referred to as aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF). Since firefighting foams were first utilized in the 1950s, scientific evidence has shown that the chemical components can increase the risk of cancer and persist in the human body for years.

As a consequence of some firefighters’ long-term exposure to these chemicals, they are being diagnosed with various types of cancer such as pancreatic, kidney, prostate, and testicular cancer. If you, or a loved one, has been diagnosed with cancer after exposure to firefighting foam, you should call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced and top rated firefighting cancer and illness attorneys. Our veteran team possesses the skills and knowledge required to systematically investigate your occupational-related cancer or illness, and ensure that you are in a position to receive the highest possible recovery for all of your damages.

Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled serious personal injury and product liability cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; throughout New York State and beyond. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an exceptional outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. offers complimentary lawsuit evaluations and consultations. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of firefighter cancer injury attorneys in Buffalo, New York, would be honored to speak with you about your injury claim. Our superior team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form. We are the aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers who are ready to fight for the compensation that you deserve!

Steps Firefighters can Take to Reduce Their Risk of Cancer

Although, as a firefighter, you may be used to putting others before yourself, your health and wellbeing are equally as important. You must protect yourself while fighting fires by significantly reducing your exposure to toxic chemicals. Some safety measures that firefighters can take include:

  1. Always keep your mask on tightly: Lung and respiratory cancers are especially common among firefighters. Wear your self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air cylinder every time you are fighting a fire to prevent inhaling carcinogens.
  2. Remove any contaminated gear at the earliest opportunity: After taking off your gear, be sure to place it in a storage container away from the firetruck cabin, your station living quarters, and personal vehicle.
  3. Scrub your face, neck, arms, and groin area completely after each fire: These places on the body contain lots of blood vessels where toxic particles regularly accumulate.
  4. Wash on the scene: Clean and decontaminate your body, personal protective equipment (PPE), and any other instruments promptly after each fire. A neutralizing agent, such as D7, should be used for decontamination because it eliminates carcinogens.



Possible Compensation in Your Firefighting Cancer Case

Possible CompensationOur compassionate team acknowledges that if you have been diagnosed with cancer resulting from exposure to firefighting foam, you are in a fight for your life. We believe that the brave men and women that risk their lives for us should not be harmed by the same chemicals used to distinguish fires. Victims diagnosed with cancer may be entitled to monetary compensation for their injuries. Firefighters suffering from cancer or related illnesses can pursue recovery for damages through a product liability claim, which may include compensation for:

  1. Past and future medical expenses that result from exposure to AFFF and other carcinogens;
  2. Past and future pain and suffering (both physical and mental) caused by your cancer or related health conditions, as well as treatment and recovery;
  3. Lost wages from missed work;
  4. Reduced future earning capacity;
  5. Loss of enjoyment in life;
  6. Loss of consortium;
  7. Permanent disabilities suffered; and
  8. Any other damages connected to your cancer or illness.

If you lost a loved firefighter due to occupational-related cancer, although nothing can erase the pain of your loss, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death lawsuits provide surviving family members with monetary compensation that can support them in finding some sense of closure and financial stability after the loss of a loved one.

Everyday Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of firefighter cancer attorneys in Buffalo, New York, at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service to firefighters suffering from cancer and other illnesses after being exposed to high levels of the carcinogens. Our best of the best team will take immediate action to file a lawsuit and preserve your rights. Then, we will begin collecting evidence and conducting our investigation to determine who should be held accountable for your injuries. We are dedicated and determined to get you the best possible result after your cancer diagnosis in Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State and beyond. Our highly experienced team can be reached 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, at 716-839-3939. Call us today!

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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