Esophageal cancer - PFAS exposure claims

The esophagus is the muscular tube of 8 inches that connects the throat to the stomach. Every year, approximately 19,000 people receive a diagnosis of esophageal cancer throughout the US. While the main causes of this malignant disease are tobacco smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, it can also stem from exposure to PFAS, a group of toxic fluorinated chemicals. At the moment, PFAS are polluting over 700 military sites in the country. If you were stationed at one of these military bases and came to struggle with esophageal cancer, we strongly encourage you to contact our legal experts, as you are entitled to financial compensation.

Claim Application

The role of the esophagus is to facilitate the movement of the food you eat from the back of your throat to the stomach. When esophageal cancer occurs, malignant tumors begin forming on the lining of the esophagus. Men are considerably more prone to developing esophageal cancer, as they have a lifetime risk of developing it of 1 in 125, whereas, for women, the risk of esophageal cancer is 1 in 417. The main symptoms of esophageal cancer are the following:

  • difficulty and pain with swallowing
  • pressure or burning in the chest
  • indigestion
  • heartburn
  • vomiting
  • frequently choking on food
  • a persistent cough and hoarseness
  • unexplained weight loss
  • pain behind the breastbone or in the throat

The use of aqueous film-forming foam, also known as AFFF, is the primary source of PFAS contamination on military bases. This is a fire suppressant used to put out jet fuel and petroleum fires by military firefighters and trainees. When these chemicals are released in the environment, they remain there forever, as they are also known as forever chemicals. Similarly, once they enter the human body, they persist, being able to cause numerous serious diseases and health problems, including esophageal cancer. In the unfortunate case that you were stationed at one of these military bases and came to struggle with esophageal cancer, we advise you to contact us, as we specialize in toxic exposure and will help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to.

File a toxic exposure claim with the help of our resourceful legal team

Our main area of practice is toxic exposure, which means that our law firm has the necessary knowledge and resources to help you obtain the financial compensation you are eligible for if you were exposed to PFAS on one or multiple military bases and developed esophageal cancer. While the legal process is complex, it will require minimal involvement on your part, as we are aware that cancer patients experience great physical and emotional distress. You will only have to provide our legal experts with evidence of your stay at the military base in question and with proof of diagnosis, as the rest of the paperwork will be efficiently handled by us. Eventually, you will receive the money you deserve for your suffering from the companies that manufactured the AFFF you were exposed to, as well as from the VA if you are a veteran.