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Firefighter Gear

Erin Hively Feb 18, 2022
Firefighter Gear Litigation

About Firefighting Gear Litigation

Firefighters rely on protective equipment to keep them safe as they carry out the dangerous duties of the job. But the gear meant to protect them may be responsible for a litany of cancers plaguing the rescue workers.

Firefighter turnout gear is highly likely to contain a range of carcinogenic chemicals. In a recent study by Harvard University researchers, dust samples from 15 fire stations in Eastern Massachusettes were found to contain significant amounts of Polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS. The highest concentrations of the chemicals were found in rooms where turnout gear was stored.

PFAS are is referred to as “forever chemicals” because the elemental bonds of fluorine and carbon are extremely strong and difficult to break down in the environment as well as in human bodies. Firefighters have been found to have elevated levels in their blood.

Firefighters continually exposed to these chemicals are at serious risk. Several types of cancers and serious illnesses have been associated with exposure to PFAS including, but not limited to:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Testicular cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
SimplyConvert is working to help firms across the country gather firefighting gear clients and hold the companies responsible accountable.

SimplyConvert Can Help Your Firm Get Involved Now

SimplyConvert’s proprietary Instant Case Evaluation Platform can help your team seek justice for people who were exposed to firefighting gear and suffered personal injuries.

We partner with the most qualified lawyers to formulate the criteria for qualifying clients. Once programmed with injury-specific criteria, our AI-powered chatbot is ready to chat in a conversational format with potential clients and qualify potentially viable claims for the litigation.

Firms on the SimplyConvert platform can immediately begin case intake for the litigation. (If your team wishes to modify the criteria, we are happy to discuss how we can revise it to work for your practice.) As will all of our Instant Case Evaluators, no practice area-specific training is required.

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Getting Started

  • SimplyConvert community members: Simply publish a website page or blog post, addFirefighting Gearas a starting point for your bot, and you are ready to convert website visitors into qualified clients.

  • Not a SimplyConvert community member yet? Click here to schedule a demo and get started with SimplyConvert. Setup can be completed in as little as 48 hours.

Beyond Instant Case Evaluation: Additional SimplyConvert Advantages

  • Simplified Case Generation: SimplyConvert offers many different options for case gathering at any scale, and we would be happy to discuss them with your team. If you would like assistance in establishing an inventory of firefighter gear lawsuit cases or any other matters, please email Marc Stern at

  • FREE Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Platform with Integrated Lead Nurturing Drip Campaigns: Firms on the SimplyConvert platform have access to a robust CRM, built specifically for law firms, that automatically captures all interactions the chatbot has with your potential clients, no matter where the bot finds them.  When qualified leads leave your website, blog, or advertising landing page without signing a contract,  SimplyConvert’s lead nurturing drip campaigns keep them engaged. Powered with an automatic workflow, our thoughtful template emails are fully customizable and keep your firm at the top of mind of potential clients who are considering retaining your firm.

  • Simplified Referrals: If you choose not to litigate a case, SimplyConvert is the ideal platform for referring clients to other firms. Our platform offers a straightforward referral process and simplified referral relationships with best-in-class lawyers in every litigation area, allowing you to diversify your practice without the need to increase staff and resources.

From the first conversation to a signed contract, SimplyConvert's automation tools put every step of the client intake process on autopilot. If you’re not already using the SimplyConvert platform, get started today and get back to focusing on your clients.

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