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, will go to great lengths to help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to from both the military base and the VA if you are a veteran. The money you might obtain can help you afford superior healthcare and treatment, which is crucial for prolonging your life expectancy.
Under which names can bladder cancer be diagnosed?
As another harrowing disease that can occur as a consequence of exposure to PFAS on military bases, bladder cancer has multiple subtypes, depending on the particularities of the malignant cells that make up the tumors. It is very important to know the names that bladder cancer may appear under on your medical records, as receiving one of the diagnoses below will most likely qualify you for filing a toxic exposure claim.
- papillary urothelial carcinoma
- squamous cell carcinoma
If you were told that you have one of these diseases, you should not postpone contacting our law firm, as our primary area of practice is toxic exposure, and our attorneys will help you get the monetary compensation you are entitled to from the liable parties. We will file a toxic exposure claim on your behalf, which will be expedited so that you can benefit from the money you deserve as soon as possible.