Diseases caused by toxic exposure

As the second most common cause of death, cancer occurs in nearly 2 million people and claims the lives of over 600,000 individuals every year in the U.S. Toxic exposure is a lesser-known risk factor for cancer and usually takes place in occupational settings. However, taking certain medications contaminated with harmful substances may also result in cancer. During the last century, over 100 million Americans were exposed to asbestos, as the mineral was present in more than 3,000 products, and manufacturers and employers were keeping people in the dark about the dangers of exposure. Nowadays, the fire suppressant AFFF poses a major health threat to military and civilian firefighters, as it contains PFAS, a group of over 5,000 toxic substances known as "forever chemicals". Exposure to dangerous chemicals also occurred on approximately 700 military bases across the country. If you struggle with cancer and have a history of toxic exposure or have used a contaminated drug, we encourage you to get in touch with our attorneys, who might be able to help you obtain financial compensation.

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Cancer claims eligibility for individuals & families

The attorneys and legal team at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. handle claims and pursue financial compensation for the following diseases. Each can be caused by multiple toxic agents or defective drugs. If you have one of these diagnoses, please click on it and find out whether it has a connection with your history of toxic exposure or defective drug use.

Military bases diseases claims for veterans & families

Over 700 military bases in the U.S. have a history of toxic environmental contamination. Located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, the military base Camp Lejeune was supplied with contaminated water between 1953 and 1987. The following are the diseases veterans and civilians who lived on military bases can develop as a consequence of drinking toxic water or exposure to harmful chemicals from other sources:

If you have any of these diagnoses, we advise you to contact our law firm, as we have been pursuing compensation for veterans since 1990 and have the necessary knowledge, experience, and resources to help you, too, if we determine you are eligible to file a military toxic exposure claim. Under the new Camp Lejeune Justice Act, everyone whose health was affected by toxic water at this military base may be able to obtain compensation.

Fire suppressant AFFF diseases claims for firefighters & military

In 1966, the formula for AFFF was developed by the U.S. Navy and the 3M company. This fire suppressant, which is effective for jet fuel and petroleum fires, has since been used by military and civilian firefighters. However, it is extremely harmful, as it contains perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS or "forever chemicals". Not only do they persist in the environment, but also in the human body. Firefighters who have been using AFFF may develop these cancers:

Whether you are or were a military or civilian firefighter and developed one of these malignant diseases, you should not postpone calling our legal team. To check your eligibility, we will only need your employment or military records and your medical records. If you are entitled to financial compensation, our diligent attorneys will file a claim with the responsible AFFF manufacturers and a VA disability claim if you are or were a military firefighter.

Zantac ranitidine diseases claims for individuals & families

The drug ranitidine, mostly sold under the brand name Zantac across the country, was found to contain the carcinogenic substance NDMA in a concentration of 500 times over the safe exposure limit in 2019. If you have been using it or another ranitidine-containing medication and were diagnosed with one of the following diseases, you may be eligible for compensation:

People who used Zantac at least once a week for one year or longer and developed one of these cancers might be entitled to compensation from the pharmaceutical manufacturers. If you are in this unfortunate situation, do not hesitate to contact our skilled attorneys, and they will promptly check whether you qualify for filing a Zantac cancer claim.

Coke oven emissions cancer claims for industrial workers

Coke oven emissions are a hazardous mixture of dust, vapors, and gases that also contain heavy metals such as arsenic and cadmium. People working in the iron and steel industries have the highest risk of coming to struggle with a form of cancer as a consequence of exposure to coke oven emissions. Still, workers in the aluminum, graphite, electrical, and construction industries may also be exposed to this dangerous concoction. Exposure to coke oven emissions can cause the following diseases:

  • lung cancer
  • bronchial cancer
  • esophageal cancer

If you have one of these diagnoses, please contact our resourceful legal team to see whether you qualify for filing a toxic exposure claim with your employer. All you have to do is send in your employment records and your medical records, and our attorneys will check your eligibility as soon as possible. Eligible workers will have a claim filed by our law firm, which operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning they will not have to pay anything unless we obtain compensation.

Asbestos cancer claims for individuals & veterans

Today, only 1.3 million people are exposed to asbestos in the country, but they usually wear adequate protective equipment to prevent toxic exposure. Nevertheless, between the 1920s and the 1980s, over 100 million people, mostly industrial workers, were exposed to asbestos in dozens of occupational settings and also in the military. Any disease caused by asbestos exposure takes between 20 to 50 years to occur, as the toxic asbestos fibers gradually cause inflammation and tissue scarring inside the body, which eventually gives way to malignant tumors. These are the diseases known to have a strong connection with asbestos exposure:

If you are a former industrial worker or a veteran with a history of asbestos exposure, you should get in touch with our attorneys, as they specialize in toxic exposure. By virtue of their experience, they might be able to help you file a claim with the asbestos trust funds of the companies whose products you handled and with the VA if you are a veteran. Since asbestos manufacturers and employers went to incredible lengths to cover up the dangers of exposure, when the truth came to light, most had to file for bankruptcy and set up asbestos trust funds for future toxic exposure victims. Therefore, asbestos trust funds are the main source of compensation for former industrial workers and veterans.

Quality legal assistance for toxic exposure victims

For nearly 30 years, our law firm has been dedicated to pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims, and our diligent attorneys will gladly check your eligibility if you know or suspect you might have been in contact with hazardous agents in the workplace or in the military and have a cancer diagnosis. Because we are well aware of how overwhelming struggling with cancer can be, we will strive to make the process as easy to navigate as possible. For this reason, we will only request your employment or military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records.

After a careful assessment of your case, you will know for sure whether you are eligible to file a claim for toxic exposure. Eligible clients will have their claims filed with the responsible parties and with the VA if they are veterans. Our skilled legal team will take care of the most complex aspects of the process on your behalf so you can keep focusing on your health and treatment in the meantime. If our endeavors are successful and everything works in our favor, you may receive the maximum financial compensation you are entitled to from the culprits.