Bladder cancer - PFAS exposure claims

Every year, over 83,000 people in the US receive a bladder cancer diagnosis. While the disease is often the result of factors such as cigarette smoking, being male, undergoing chemotherapy, or having Lynch syndrome, it can also stem from exposure to PFAS. These chemicals are currently lurking on over 700 military sites throughout the country, which places people who are stationed there at high risk of exposure, as well as of developing bladder cancer. If you struggle with bladder cancer as a veteran or as the family member of one who was stationed at a military base contaminated with PFAS, we strongly encourage you to reach out to our law firm.

Claim Application

The main source of PFAS on military bases is the use of aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, a very effective fire suppressant used to put out jet fuel and petroleum fires. It was employed by both military firefighters and trainees, which led to heavy contamination. There are multiple routes of exposure to PFAS, such as ingestion and inhalation. If you spent a long time surrounded by high levels of PFAS in the environment, chances are your health will be affected at some point during your lifetime. Bladder cancer develops when malignant tumors begin growing inside or outside of your bladder, which is the organ that stores urine before it is eliminated by your body. The most common symptoms of bladder cancer include:

  • blood in the urine
  • pain or a burning sensation during urination
  • frequent urination
  • feeling the need to urinate many times throughout the night
  • feeling the need to urinate, but not being able to pass urine
  • lower back pain on one side of the body
  • swelling in the feet
  • bone pain
  • loss of appetite

If you were stationed at a military base contaminated with PFAS, whether as a member of the military or the family member of one and came to struggle with bladder cancer, you are eligible for compensation. Our attorneys, who specialize in toxic exposure, are bound to go to great lengths to help you recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to from both the military base and the VA if you are a veteran. The money you will obtain can help you afford superior healthcare and treatment, which is crucial for prolonging your life expectancy.

File a toxic exposure claim with the assistance of our skilled legal team

Since 1990, we have been providing people whose health was affected by toxic exposure to recover the financial compensation they deserve from the liable parties and are ready to do the same for you. If you were stationed at one or multiple military bases where heavy contamination with PFAS is known to have occurred and developed bladder cancer, we will file a toxic exposure claim on your behalf, which will eventually result in the largest sum of money you are eligible for. Furthermore, if you are a veteran, we will also file your claim with the VA to receive disability compensation. While the legal process is complex and tedious, it will require minimal involvement on your part, as we are aware that most of our clients are in great physical and emotional pain. Eventually, we will obtain the most favorable outcome for your case if you choose to work with our resourceful legal team.