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Every year, nearly 82,000 people receive a kidney cancer diagnosis in the United States. Men are more prone to developing it than women. While the exact cause of kidney cancer is unknown at the moment, there are many risk factors for the disease, including smoking, old age, high blood pressure, and obesity. Still, it has recently come to light that kidney cancer can also be the result of toxic exposure. Veterans who were stationed on contaminated military bases such as Camp Lejeune and firefighters who use the fire suppressant AFFF are at high risk of coming to struggle with this cancer. This is because, in both situations, these people were exposed to PFAS, a group of toxic substances that have a significant association with kidney cancer. Nevertheless, there might have been other dangerous substances on military bases that have a connection with the disease. If you have kidney cancer and a history of toxic exposure, please contact us, as you might be entitled to compensation.

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Benzene exposure on military bases significantly increases the risk of kidney cancer

Kidney cancer due to benzene

As a colorless or light yellow liquid at room temperature, benzene is a highly toxic solvent. It was present in the environment on numerous military bases during the last century, which posed a major health threat to service members.

Benzene is also found in diesel fuel. Frequent benzene exposure can result in kidney cancer several years or even decades later, as the chemical gradually accumulates in the body. On military bases, it was also used to clean up weapons and equipment.

A study from the medical journal Safety and Health at Work assessed the impact of various solvents on the kidneys. While exposure to benzene and alkyl benzene was associated with kidney injury and kidney cancer, exposure to toluene, another solvent that might have lurked on military bases, was found to cause:

  • renal tubular acidosis
  • hypokalemia
  • hypophosphatemia
  • azotemia
  • hematuria
  • proteinuria

Furthermore, a greater kidney cancer incidence and mortality were observed among individuals with high PFOA exposure. This chemical belongs to the PFAS group, and it has a strong connection with kidney cancer. If you were stationed at a military base with documented toxic contamination and now suffer from kidney cancer, we advise you to give our experienced attorney a call, but first, you should check whether you meet the eligibility requirements for filing a claim, which are:

  • you must have been stationed at a contaminated military base for a significant time
  • you must have been exposed to toxic substances on the military base
  • you must have a diagnosis of kidney cancer linked to toxic exposure
  • you must have been discharged other than dishonorably from the military

It is important to know that the family members of veterans who spent time with them at a polluted military base and developed kidney cancer might also be entitled to compensation. Before assessing your case, we will need your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records. These documents will allow our attorneys to determine whether you are eligible to file a claim. As a family member, you will have to provide us with evidence of your stay at the military base in addition to your medical records.

Eligibility requirements for veterans and family members who intend to file a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim

At Camp Lejeune, benzene contamination most likely occurred as a result of the 800,000 gallons of fuel that leaked from the base’s fuel farm. Moreover, the drinking water was also contaminated with benzene and other solvents, including trichloroethylene, vinyl chloride, and perchloroethylene. PFAS were also present in the water at Camp Lejeune after 1967. One million people lived at the military base during the 34 years while the drinking water was contaminated, and it is estimated that half of them will eventually develop a disease. If you have kidney cancer, were stationed at Camp Lejeune, and want to file a claim, you will have to meet the following criteria:

  • you must have been discharged from the military other than dishonorably
  • you must have drunk toxic water during your time spent at Camp Lejeune
  • you must have stayed at the military base for at least 30 consecutive days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987
  • you must have a diagnosis of kidney cancer that has a strong connection with toxic exposure

As a family member, you might also be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim. In the unfortunate case you developed kidney cancer, we advise you to send in evidence of your stay at Camp Lejeune and your medical records, and our diligent attorneys will carefully evaluate your case. After a thorough review, we will let you know whether you are entitled to compensation. Finally, if you were pregnant during your stay at Camp Lejeune and your child was born with a congenital defect, you might also have the right to seek financial compensation.

There are significant mortality and incidence rates of kidney cancer among firefighters who use AFFF

PFAS kidney cancer

The formula for the fire suppressant AFFF was devised by the U.S. Navy and the 3M company in 1967. Since then, it has been widely used by civilian and military firefighters alike for class B fires, more specifically, fires stemming from flammable liquids and gases.

However, AFFF is highly dangerous, as it sometimes contains up to 98% PFAS and exposure to these chemicals is linked to a high risk of kidney cancer, among other diseases.

If you are a firefighter who regularly used this fire suppressant and now struggle with kidney cancer, feel free to give our legal team a call, as you might be entitled to compensation. These are the eligibility requirements if you intend to file a claim for AFFF exposure:

  • you must have used the fire suppressant AFFF for a significant time
  • you must have been discharged other than dishonorably if you were a military firefighter
  • you must have a diagnosis of kidney cancer linked to toxic exposure

Nonetheless, our attorneys will also need your employment or military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records to be able to properly assess your case. They will carefully review these documents to establish whether you qualify to file a claim for AFFF exposure, and if you do, they will promptly let you know about your legal options.

Our attorneys can efficiently help you file a claim for kidney cancer

With over 30 years of experience, our skilled attorneys will gladly help you determine whether you have a case in the regrettable situation that you struggle with kidney cancer due to toxic exposure. All you have to do is send our legal team your employment or military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records, documents that will greatly help our attorneys review your case. The legal process requires minimal involvement on your part and will mostly take place over the phone.

If you are too ill to participate in the legal process, you can ask a family member to help you, as we understand how overwhelming suffering from cancer can be. Once we deem you eligible to file a claim, we will quickly begin preparing it for submission. Veterans will also have their claims filed with the VA to receive disability compensation in addition to the money they might receive from the liable companies. If our efforts are fruitful, you will obtain the most favorable outcome possible for your case.