Millions of people are diagnosed with cancer every day, and some die. While most of these patients have insurance to help cover their medical costs, many do not—and this is where AFFF comes in.
To qualify for benefits under AFFF’s policy and program requirements, you must demonstrate that your claim has been caused by AFFF exposure. This blog post will provide insight into what skillsets an attorney should have to win an AFFF cancer claim and why having one might make all the difference when pursuing such claims.
An attorney who is familiar with AFFF cancer
The attorney should have experience with AFFF cancer. This is because it’s the most common form of cancer caused by firefighting foam, and it can be difficult to prove that a person has been exposed to toxic torts like this one.
The attorney should also have experience with toxic torts involving firefighting foam because they require different legal strategies than other types of toxic tort litigation.
Finally, the attorney needs to understand how different types of cases connect through their underlying causes—for example: if you sue a manufacturer for making defective products that cause fires at your workplace but later discover that those exact products also led directly or indirectly toward your diagnosis with cancer; then you might not need just one lawsuit against them but rather two separate ones.
An attorney who has successfully litigated other cancer claims
A successful cancer claim will require an attorney with experience litigating claims against the pharmaceutical industry. Since there are so many different types of cases, it’s crucial for the attorney to have a thorough understanding of all aspects of litigation and how they may apply to your specific case. Speaking clearly and confidently about complex issues is also essential when speaking with potential jurors or judges during jury selection.
Experience dealing with insurance companies and other defendants
An attorney who has experience dealing with insurance companies and other defendants. Insurance companies are known for lacking compassion, but they have rules. To win an AFFF cancer claim, you’ll need someone who knows how to deal with each type of insurer and the defendant.
Insurance companies can be difficult for many people because they view claims differently than most. Some insurers will try to lowball your settlement offer or even deny a claim altogether if they feel you’re asking too much money or there’s no way it could be valid (which is what happened in this case).
An attorney who knows how to build a strong case for damages
It would help if you had a strong case for damages. That means:
- Proving causation (the defendant’s negligence caused the injury or illness)
- Showing that your injuries were severe enough to warrant recovery of monetary damages. To prove causation, you will need to show that the defendant’s negligence was responsible for causing your cancer or other disease condition. You may be able to do this by showing: 1) a history of prior medical problems; 2) symptoms consistent with cancer; 3) a family history of cancer; 4) prior surgeries relating directly to diagnosing and treating this type of ailment.
AFFF cancer claims are complicated. Suppose you have been diagnosed with cancer and believe that your cancer has been caused by toxic exposure. In that case, you should consult a personal injury attorney to determine if you have a case that falls within the guidelines.