Bladder cancer - PFAS exposure claims

 Bladder cancer - PFAS exposure claims video

Every year, over 83,000 people in the U.S. 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.

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Toxic exposure is responsible for 25% of bladder cancer cases in men and 11% of bladder cancer cases in women

Bladder cancer

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 contaminated military base for at least one cumulative year and struggle with bladder cancer, you might be entitled to compensation, so we encourage you to get in touch with our attorneys. The family members of veterans who lived at a military base and have this diagnosis might also be eligible to file a claim. Bladder cancer has a latency of 4 years when it is caused by PFAS exposure.

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 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
  • adenocarcinoma

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.

Our skilled legal team can help you file a toxic exposure claim

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 may be able to file a toxic exposure claim on your behalf, which can result in the sum of money you are eligible for. Furthermore, if you are a veteran who meets the eligibility criteria, 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. Accordingly, you will only have to retrieve your military records and your medical records if you are a veteran and send these documents to our experienced attorneys so that they can have a starting point in reviewing your case. Family members have to provide our legal team with proof of their stay at the military base in question and their medical records. Eventually, we may obtain a favorable outcome for your case if you choose to work with our resourceful legal team.