Leukemia - PFAS exposure claims

Leukemia - PFAS exposure claims video

Every year, over 178,000 people in the US receive a leukemia diagnosis. This is a cancer that affects the blood, as well as the bone marrow and the lymphatic system. There is a strong causal relation between exposure to PFAS and leukemia. If you were stationed at a military base with your family members, you should also look out for the signs of leukemia in your children, as they are also at risk of coming to struggle with this disease. In the regrettable case you have a leukemia diagnosis, whether as a member of the military, a veteran, or a family member of one, you may be eligible for compensation.

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Exposure to PFAS may contribute to the development and progression of leukemia

Leukemia risk

While some of the most common risk factors for leukemia are smoking, rare genetic syndromes such as Down syndrome, Fanconi anemia, or Bloom syndrome, a history of undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and a family history of cancer, it can also be the result of exposure to PFAS.

The main source of PFAS on military bases throughout the country is aqueous film-forming foam, also known as AFFF, a fire suppressant used by military firefighters and trainees to extinguish jet fuel and petroleum fires.

Once these fluorinated chemicals are released into the environment, they remain there forever, as they are often referred to as forever chemicals. Similarly, once they reach the inside of the body, they cannot be eliminated, being able to lead to serious diseases such as leukemia over the years. The primary symptoms of leukemia include:

  • fever or chills
  • persistent fatigue and weakness
  • recurrent infections
  • losing weight without trying
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • enlarged liver or spleen
  • easy bleeding or bruising
  • frequent nosebleeds
  • small red spots on your skin

At the moment, there are over 700 military sites that are heavily contaminated with PFAS throughout the United States, numerous of which are military bases where people are usually stationed. If you spent time at a military base and experience some of the above symptoms, we strongly advise you to seek medical attention as soon as possible, as you may have developed leukemia. Early diagnosis is crucial, as it will allow you to receive the treatment you need, which will improve your prognosis to a great extent, as well as your quality of life.

If you are a veteran who spent at least one cumulative year at a contaminated military base and developed leukemia, you might be eligible to file a toxic exposure claim. Leukemia has a latency of 5 years when it is caused by PFAS exposure. Our experienced attorneys will help you determine whether you qualify for compensation by evaluating your case.

What types of leukemia can you develop following PFAS exposure?

Leukemia is another cancer that can arise from toxic exposure, namely from exposure to PFAS that occurs on contaminated U.S. military bases.

However, this malignant disease can be found under many names in your medical records, depending on how aggressive it is, as well as on the type of abnormal cells that are present in your blood. This is a list that contains the most common names under which leukemia can be diagnosed:

  • myeloid leukemia
  • lymphoblastic leukemia
  • acute lymphocytic leukemia
  • chronic lymphocytic leukemia

In the regrettable case that you received one of these diagnoses, we advise you to reach out to our legal team, as you may be entitled to compensation. If you were stationed at one or multiple contaminated military bases after 1966, you are at high risk of developing leukemia, among other terrible diseases. Consequently, if you have a history of toxic exposure and a diagnosis of leukemia, it is best to give us a call immediately, as we may be able to recover financial compensation for you, which will help you afford better treatment.

Our resourceful legal team can help you file a toxic exposure claim for leukemia

Our law firm specializes in toxic exposure and thereby has the necessary knowledge and resources to provide you or your family members with quality legal assistance if your health was affected by PFAS exposure and you meet the eligibility requirements. Members of the military, veterans, and their family members who were stationed with them at one or multiple military bases contaminated with PFAS and developed leukemia may also be eligible for compensation.

If you have this diagnosis, our skilled legal team will carefully review your case and, if we determine you qualify for compensation, we will help you file a toxic exposure claim to recover the financial compensation you deserve for your suffering. While the legal process is complex, it will require minimal involvement on your part - you will only have to retrieve your military records and your medical records and send these documents to our attorneys. Eventually, you may obtain the compensation you qualify for.