Aqueous Film-Forming Foam Lawsuit Payouts, Settlements, Compensations
AFFF Lawsuit Settlements & Payouts (2024)
Financial compensation for injured victims ensures accountability for manufacturers of AFFF. While the corporate executives who caused this tragedy may never experience criminal charges, financial penalties at least force companies to think twice about exposing people to known toxins in the future. If you are considering whether to join an AFFF lawsuit, you might be wondering about the potential payout.
The exact level of compensation depends on several factors. You may receive a different level of compensation if you settle with a manufacturer outside of court. This is a viable alternative to litigation, and it may prove beneficial for those who need compensation sooner rather than later. Those who remain committed to pursuing trials may experience different levels of compensation due to the inherently unpredictable nature of juries, judges, and courts. A jury could potentially order AFFF manufacturers to pay a higher level of compensation than anyone expects.
With all that said, your payout depends on various potential “damages.” These include:
Perhaps the most obvious damage associated with PFAS exposure is the cost of your medical treatment. Various forms of treatment can be very expensive, and a successful lawsuit has the potential to compensate you fully for these financial losses.
Some firefighters are forced to stop working due to health issues caused by PFAS. An AFFF lawsuit may provide compensation for all lost wages – both in the past and the future. If the firefighter passes away, their family may continue to receive compensation for the wages they would have earned throughout their career.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering is a broad term that covers all of the various emotional or psychological issues associated with AFFF exposure. This might include depression, the pain or discomfort of surgeries/chemotherapy, and much more.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Many health issues associated with AFFF exposure diminish the quality of your life. For example, pregnancy issues caused by PFAS may leave you unable to achieve your life goal of starting a family.
Loss of Consortium
If AFFF exposure killed your spouse, you may be entitled to sue the manufacturer for “loss of consortium.” You may also sue the manufacturer if your spouse left you due to the burdens of your AFFF-related health issue.
Funeral costs are legitimate economic damages, and families can claim compensation for these expenses after winning their AFFF lawsuits.
To learn more about your legal options, consider speaking with Consumer Shield today. With our longstanding commitment to victims’ rights, we’ll guide you toward the next steps in your fight for justice and compensation.
Frequently Asked Questions
The compensation in an AFFF lawsuit can cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. The specific amount will depend on the details of your case, including the severity of your illness and the impact on your life. Past AFFF lawsuits have resulted in substantial settlements, with some victims receiving millions of dollars.