Cervical cancer - PFAS exposure claims

Every year, approximately 14,000 women receive a diagnosis of cervical cancer in the US. While some of the most common causes of cervical cancer include infection with the human papillomavirus, smoking, long-term use of birth control pills, and having many sexual partners, recent medical studies found a causal relation between this malignant disease and exposure to PFAS, a group of dangerous chemicals. There are more than 700 military sites throughout the country on which PFAS are currently lurking. If you lived at one of these military bases and developed cervical cancer, we strongly encourage you to contact our attorneys, as you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Claim Application

The majority of cervical cancer cases are the result of infection with the human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted infection. Nevertheless, exposure to PFAS, which are a group of toxic fluorinated chemicals, can also contribute to the development of this malignant disease, according to recent medical studies. Women over the age of 30 have the highest risk of developing cervical cancer, although it can occur at any age. Fortunately, cervical cancer can be detected early if women undergo the Pap test, also known as the Pap smear, regularly. The most common symptoms of cervical cancer are:

  • light bleeding between periods
  • menstrual bleeding that is longer and heavier than usual
  • bleeding after intercourse or a pelvic examination
  • increased vaginal discharge
  • pain during sexual intercourse
  • bleeding after menopause

The primary source of PFAS on military bases is aqueous film-forming foam, also known as AFFF, a fire suppressant used by military firefighters and trainees to put out jet fuel and petroleum fires. Although it is very effective, it contains a great amount of PFAS, which endangers not only the environment but also the health of the military members stationed at these bases. If you are a woman who was stationed at one of these military bases, either with your husband or as a female member of the military, and subsequently developed cervical cancer, please contact us, as you may be eligible for compensation.

Quality legal assistance for women with cervical cancer as a result of PFAS exposure

Since 1990, our legal team has been pursuing financial compensation for the victims of toxic exposure and is ready to provide you with quality assistance if you were exposed to PFAS on one or multiple military bases in the United States and came to struggle with cervical cancer. We will file a claim with the companies that manufactured the AFFF that was used on the military site where you stayed, as well as with the VA if you are a veteran. The only documents we will need from you are evidence of your stay at the military base in question and proof of diagnosis.

However, you should keep in mind that these cases have a statute of limitations, which varies by state. Most states have a statute of limitations of 2 or 3 years from the moment of diagnosis. The statute of limitations refers to the timeframe within which you can file your toxic exposure claim and, if it is exceeded, you will no longer be eligible for compensation. For this reason, we advise you to contact our law firm as soon as you receive your diagnosis, as preparing your claim for submission is a complex process. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to if you choose to work with our skilled legal team.