Breast cancer - PFAS exposure claims

 Breast cancer - PFAS exposure claims video

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data show that male breast cancer incidence has risen by 40% in the past few decades. As is the case of most cancers, the exact cause of male breast cancer is unknown. Medical researchers have found several risk factors for this disease, including aging, excessive alcohol consumption, radiation exposure, and hormone replacement therapy. Nevertheless, medical studies have recently found a causal relationship between breast cancer and PFAS exposure, toxic chemicals currently present on more than 700 military sites throughout the country. If you were stationed at one of these military bases or served as a member of the military and developed breast cancer, you may be eligible for compensation, which our skilled legal team can help you recover.

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Exposure to PFAS can increase breast cancer risk in men

Breast cancer

According to medical studies, between 5% and 10% of breast cancer cases are the result of inherited gene mutations.

It is worthy of note that men can also develop breast cancer, although this occurrence is quite rare, with approximately 2,500 diagnosed cases every year in the country.

The American Cancer Society estimates that in the following years, thousands of new cases of male breast cancer will be diagnosed in the US.

 The most common symptoms of male breast cancer include:

  • a lump in the breast or underarm
  • thickening or swelling of a part of the breast
  • irritation or dimpling of breast skin
  • redness or flaky skin in the nipple area
  • pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area
  • nipple discharge, including blood

On military bases, the main source of PFAS was the use of aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, used by military firefighters and trainees. This effective fire suppressant was employed to put out jet fuel and petroleum fires. It contains a large amount of PFAS, which inevitably led to contamination of the military bases where it was used. In the regrettable event that you were stationed at one of these military bases for at least one cumulative year as a service member and came to struggle with breast cancer, we might be able to help you recover financial compensation.

You can file a toxic exposure claim with the assistance of our skilled legal team

With over 25 years of experience in providing quality legal assistance to victims of toxic exposure, we are ready to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve if you developed male breast cancer as a result of PFAS exposure on one or multiple military bases and meet the eligibility requirements. Although the legal process is complex and demanding, it will require minimal involvement on your part.

You will only have to retrieve your military records and your medical records and send these documents to our attorneys so that they can assess your case. Several months to several years following claim submission, you may receive the sum of money you are entitled to if you have a strong case and qualify for compensation. It is noteworthy that working with us is free of charge unless we recover compensation for you.