Kidney cancer - PFAS exposure claims

Kidney cancer - PFAS exposure claims video

Every year, approximately 63,000 people receive a kidney cancer diagnosis in the US. While the disease is often caused by high blood pressure, tobacco smoking, and obesity, it can also stem from exposure to PFAS. These chemicals are currently lurking on more than 700 military sites throughout the country and people who were stationed there were inevitably exposed to PFAS, which increases their risk of developing kidney cancer. If you were stationed at a military base, chances are you were exposed to PFAS and, in the unfortunate case you are diagnosed with kidney cancer as a result, please contact our law firm, as we may be able to recover compensation for you. Similarly, if one of the family members who was stationed with you receives this diagnosis, they might also be eligible for compensation.

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A greater kidney cancer incidence was observed among people with a high PFOA level in their blood

Kidney cancer

The most common type of kidney cancer in adults is renal cell carcinoma, which accounts for up to 80% of cases. It develops in the lining of the kidneys and can easily spread to nearby organs and areas of the body.

Timely diagnosis is essential for a favorable prognosis, as the sooner kidney cancer is found, the greater your life expectancy will be. If certain risk factors are present along with PFAS exposure, such as smoking, high blood pressure, or obesity, the chances of developing kidney cancer increase. People with kidney cancer usually experience the following symptoms:

  • blood in the urine
  • low back pain on one side
  • a lump on the side or lower back
  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • unexplained weight loss
  • persistent fever
  • anemia
  • night sweats

If you were stationed at a military base for at least one cumulative year and developed kidney cancer, you might be eligible to file a claim. The family members of veterans who lived at contaminated military bases might also be eligible for compensation. Kidney cancer has a latency period of 15 years when the cause is PFAS exposure, but it can be shorter for aggressive cancer types.

The main source of PFAS on military bases was the use of aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, a fire suppressant used to extinguish jet fuel and petroleum fires. In the regrettable case you received a kidney cancer diagnosis as a member of the military or as a veteran, we strongly encourage you to contact our legal team, as we specialize in toxic exposure and may be able to help you recover fair compensation for your suffering.

What kidney cancer diagnosis can I receive if I was exposed to PFAS?

While kidney cancer can have many causes, one of them is exposure to PFAS on contaminated military bases throughout the U.S. It is important to be aware that if you are diagnosed with kidney cancer, you may not have this exact name for the disease on your medical records, as kidney cancer has various subtypes, which are the following:

  • renal cell carcinoma
  • papillary renal cell carcinoma
  • urothelial carcinoma
  • Wilms tumor
  • sarcoma of the kidneys
  • kidney lymphoma

If you came to struggle with one of the diseases above, we encourage you to contact our lawyers, as they specialize in toxic exposure cases and might be able to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve from the manufacturers of AFFF, which is the source of PFAS contamination on military bases. Because we know that cancer patients are often in urgent need of money to afford their treatment, we will strive to obtain compensation for you within the shortest time possible. However, this usually means several months to several years of waiting, as the process of having your claim reviewed is very complex and time-consuming.

Quality legal assistance for military members and veterans with kidney cancer exposed to PFAS

With over 25 years of experience in providing quality legal assistance to victims of toxic exposure, our legal team is ready to help you recover the financial compensation you may be entitled to if you or one of your family members was exposed to PFAS on one or multiple military bases. Whether you are still in the military or are a veteran, we will file a toxic exposure claim with the responsible companies and the VA. This way, you may receive the maximum compensation available for your kidney cancer diagnosis.

While the legal process is quite complex and tedious, it will require minimal involvement on your part. You will only need to retrieve your military records and your medical records and send these documents to our attorneys. They will offer our legal team a starting point in evaluating your case and determining whether you are entitled to financial compensation. If you qualify for filing a claim, our experienced attorneys will begin preparing it for submission as soon as possible.