Firefighter Exposure Pathways to AFFF

Firefighter exposure to cancer causing chemicals is a serious issue. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large family of man-made chemical compounds that can be found in firefighting foam and turnout gear. Two PFAS compounds, perfluorooctane acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), were often in firefighting aqueous film forming foam (AFFF). These chemicals enter […]

PFAS in Fast Food Packaging

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widely used chemicals that persist in the environment for very long periods of time earning them the nickname “Forever Chemicals.” PFAS are found in water, air, soil, and food sources all over the world. PFAS have been primarily linked to testicular and kidney cancer, but animal studies also suggest […]

Soft Tissue Injuries From Car Crashes

Soft tissue injuries from a car crash can have dramatic effects. Often, we think of a car crash as a violent explosion of metal, glass, and plastic. But it is not always so. Some crashes do not have a lot of visible property damage to either car. Yet the personal injuries can be surprisingly bad. […]

Can Fire Fighting Foam Cause Cancer?

Exposure to fire fighting foam can cause cancer. Many fire fighters were exposed to C8 chemicals in fire fighting foam. These chemicals include PFAS, PFOA, and PFOS. Exposures to these chemicals have been scientifically proven to cause cancer by attacking the immune system. Lawsuits for Exposure to Firefighting Foam Firefighters have filed thousands of lawsuits […]

Fossil Fuel Dependence

A common retort to the U.S.’s renewed push towards cleaner, renewable energy and away from fossil fuels is that “we will never get rid of oil, it’s in everything.”   While most people associate oil with gasoline and driving, the refining of oil produces a wide variety of petroleum-based products from PVC to panty hose from […]

Mike Stag Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee

We are pleased to announce that U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel appointed Mike Stag to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the AFFF Litigation. MDL No. 2873, In Re: Aqueous Film Forming Foams Products Liability Litigation is where AFFF cases are consolidated. The Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee is tasked with overseeing every aspect of the […]


Lawyers and adjusters help decide the settlement value of a personal injury lawsuit based on analysis of the facts and law. Many factors impact the value of personal injury claims. Insurance companies evaluate the details of each claim when deciding how much to pay. Adjusters and lawyers perform an analysis of all the information available […]

Update on AFFF Litigation

Stag Liuzza represents hundreds of firefighters who have developed cancer or other serious injuries due to their exposure to Aqueous Film Forming Foams (“AFFF”).  We also represent municipalities and airports for contamination of their properties or water systems as a result of AFFF. What is AFFF? AFFF is used to extinguish liquid fuel fires and […]

Louisiana Car Crash Checklist

A car crash can range from inconvenient to devastating. If you are in a car crash in Louisiana, the following checklist can help make sure everyone is safe, that you follow the law, and you get on the road to recovery: Check yourself for injuries after a car crash If you are hurt, call 911. […]

What are the steps to file a lawsuit?

Before you file a lawsuit, it’s important to know the process. How does a lawsuit get filed? Filing a lawsuit requires information about the facts, law, and parties to the case in controversy. This requires the gathering of important information and all relevant evidence. Courts require a written lawsuit containing key information. The steps of […]

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