Hodgkin’s disease

Also known as Hodgkin’s lymphoma, this malignant disease occurs in nearly 9,000 people every year in the US. While the exact cause of Hodgkin’s disease has not yet been found, there are certain factors whose presence increase the risk of developing it, such as being over the age of 55, having a poor immune system, and being male. However, exposure to PFAS, a group of toxic chemicals that are currently polluting over 700 military sites, have also been linked to Hodgkin’s lymphoma. If you were stationed at one of these military bases, either alone or with your family members, and came to struggle with this disease, please contact our law firm to recover the financial compensation you are entitled to.

Claim Application

In Hodgkin’s lymphoma, there is a genetic mutation that occurs in a white blood cell known as a lymphocyte, whose purpose is to fight infections and diseases. Subsequently, this mutation causes too many ineffective lymphocytes in your lymph nodes and results in the swelling of your lymph nodes, spleen, and liver. It is estimated that 960 people will have lost their lives to Hodgkin’s lymphoma by the end of 2021. The most common symptoms of this malignant disease include the following:

  • swelling of the lymph nodes
  • fatigue
  • night sweats
  • fever
  • unexplained weight loss
  • severe itching
  • difficulty breathing
  • a persistent cough
  • recurrent infections

The main source of PFAS on military bases is the use of aqueous film-forming foam, also known as AFFF. This fire suppressant, while very effective in putting out jet fuel and petroleum fires, is very dangerous, as once PFAS are released in the environment, they persist, since they are forever chemicals. If you or a family member who was stationed with you at a military base contaminated with PFAS develops Hodgkin’s disease, we strongly encourage you to contact our legal team, as we specialize in toxic exposure and will be able to recover fair compensation for your suffering.

Quality legal assistance for people with Hodgkin’s disease who were exposed to PFAS

With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation on behalf of victims of toxic exposure, our resourceful legal team is ready to provide you with quality legal assistance if you are a member of the military, a veteran, or the family member of one who was stationed at a military base contaminated with PFAS and came to struggle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The legal process is quite complex and tedious, but it will require minimal involvement on your part, as we are aware that cancer patients are in great physical and emotional pain. Accordingly, you will only have to send our attorneys evidence of your stay at the military base in question and proof of diagnosis.

Your claim will be filed with the companies that manufactured the AFFF you were exposed to, as well as with the VA if you are a veteran. Nevertheless, you need to keep in mind that toxic exposure claims have a statute of limitations of 2 or 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in most states, which should prompt you to seek legal assistance as soon as you receive your diagnosis. Eventually, several months to several years following claim submission, you will receive the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis from the liable companies.