Jayne Conroy talks on PFAS cases involving firefighting gear, not foam By Christina Grube, MTN Correspondent (MASS TORT NEWS) The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) announced their retention of three law firms for litigation regarding the presence of PFAS in firefighter gear, leading many to wonder if another PFAS tort could be on the horizon. General … [Read more...] about Could another PFAS MDL be on the horizon?
By Christina Grube & Napoli Shkolnik PLLC (MASS TORT NEWS) - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GOA) confirmed that the Department of Defense (DOD) must legally phase out its use of the PFAS-based Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) by October of 2023. The change comes after a 2021 military investigation re-categorized the group of manmade chemical compounds … [Read more...] about U.S. Military to End Nationwide Use of PFAS Foam
By Christina Grube (MASS TORT NEWS) - The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation met on Thursday, Sept. 29th in St. Louis Missouri for the fourth time in 2022. A week later, the seven judge panel released rulings on actions associated with 11 of the 12 cases discussed. The panel created three new MDLs, denied two requests for consolidation, denied four plaintiff requests … [Read more...] about The JPML Met Last Week – Here’s What They’ve Decided
By Napoli Shkolnik Law and Christina Grube, MTN Correspondent (MASS TORT NEWS) A recent study performed by the Journal of Environmental Science & Technology found that most rainwater to be contaminated with the manmade forever-chemicals Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (collectively “PFAS”), which exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) clean … [Read more...] about Impossible for Humans to Avoid “Forever Chemicals”￼
A MASS TORT NEWS WHITE PAPER Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in tap water across the country- Who knew and when? Environmental testing shows a class of extremely toxic chemicals called PFAS/PFOS are in the US water supply. Why has the public not been informed? By Mark A. York September 22, 2020 “You may not recognize the name PFAS, short for poly and perfluoroalkyl substances, but … [Read more...] about PFAS AND AMERICA’S WATER SUPPLY “THE FOREVER CHEMICAL IS HERE TO STAY”
A Case Study by Stag Liuzza law firm HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF FIREFIGHTING FOAMS The first firefighting foam was developed in 1902 by Russian engineer and chemist Aleksandr Loran. Loran was working in the oil and gas industry trying to find a substance to combat petroleum-based fires for which water is wholly ineffective. Loran’s solution was the first firefighting foam … [Read more...] about Aqueous Film Forming Foam – AFFF