Hodgkin's lymphoma - PFAS exposure claims

Hodgkin's lymphoma - PFAS exposure claims video

Over 8,800 people receive a diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma nationwide every year. As a cancer of the lymphatic system, the disease has a good prognosis, with 90 out of 100 patients surviving for five years or longer. Nevertheless, early detection is crucial, as Hodgkin's lymphoma can result in serious complications if left untreated, such as breast cancer or lung cancer. While the most common cause of the disease is exposure to the Epstein-Barr virus or HIV, it can also be the consequence of toxic exposure on military bases. Specifically, exposure to PFAS was found to cause Hodgkin's lymphoma in veterans and family members who spent time at contaminated military bases. The source of these harmful chemicals is firefighters using the fire suppressant AFFF regularly, as it sometimes contains up to 98% PFAS.

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Exposure to PFAS is associated with reduced immune response, which is a hallmark of Hodgkin's lymphoma

Hogdgkin's lymphoma

The most common symptom of Hodgkin's lymphoma is a swelling in the neck, groin, or armpit, which is usually painless. It is caused by the accumulation of affected white blood cells, also known as lymphocytes, in a lymph node.

Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer that wreaks havoc on the lymphatic system, which is part of the body's germ-fighting immune system. Lymphocytes grow out of control, causing swollen lymph nodes and tumors throughout the body. Other signs of Hodgkin's lymphoma you should look out for if you are a veteran or a family member of one who lived at a contaminated military base are the following:

  • itchy skin
  • a higher risk of infections
  • unexplained weight loss
  • persistent fatigue
  • relentless fever
  • night sweats
  • a lingering cough
  • breathlessness

When Hodgkin's lymphoma develops, it means that the immune system has failed to detect the abnormal cells or has not been able to get rid of them. Often, this is because there is a problem with the immune system. Exposure to PFAS is known to impair the immune system, making people exposed to these dangerous chemicals more susceptible to developing Hodgkin's lymphoma. Animal models and human studies provide strong evidence that PFAS alter the immune system, diminishing its ability to fight disease. Therefore, veterans and family members who spent time at military bases with known toxic contamination are now at high risk of developing Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Exposure to benzene, a solvent that lurked on numerous military bases during the last century, might also be responsible for Hodgkin's lymphoma. Many studies have reported associations between exposure to high benzene levels and the induction of lymphomas in mice. Finally, exposure to organic solvents, in general, is another risk factor for this disease. This category of chemicals includes toluene, chloroform, acetone, methylene chloride, and ethanol, which might have also been present on military bases in the past.

Quality legal assistance for veterans and family members exposed to PFAS on military bases

Since 1990, we have been handling toxic exposure cases, and many of our clients are veterans. Our attorneys have the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to help you determine whether you are entitled to financial compensation if you have Hodgkin's lymphoma. To become eligible, you must have spent at least one cumulative year at a contaminated military base. As a veteran, we will only request your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records.

Family members will have to provide our skilled attorneys with evidence of their stay at the military base in addition to their medical records. After a careful and thorough evaluation of your case, we will let you know if you are entitled to compensation. Eligible individuals will have their military base toxic exposure claims filed as soon as possible, as we are aware that many veterans need extra money to afford the expensive healthcare and treatment they need.