Rectal cancer - PFAS exposure claims

Every year, over 43,000 people receive a rectal cancer diagnosis in the US. The causes of rectal cancer include suffering from inflammatory bowel disease, having a family history of rectal cancer, being African-American, having a diet low in vegetables, and being older than 50. However, recent medical studies found a causal relation between rectal cancer and exposure to PFAS, a group of dangerous fluorinated chemicals that are currently contaminating over 700 military sites throughout the country. If you were stationed at one of these military bases and came to struggle with rectal cancer, we strongly encourage you to contact our law firm, as you may be eligible for compensation.

Claim Application

Even if you have a diagnosis of rectal cancer, our attorneys will have to review your military and medical records to determine whether you are indeed eligible for compensation. We offer a free evaluation to everyone who wants to file a claim.

In some cases, inherited gene mutations place individuals at high risk of developing rectal cancer. Two of the genetic rectal cancer syndromes are Lynch syndrome and familial adenomatous polyposis. Nevertheless, these occur only in a small percentage of rectal cancer cases. The death rate of rectal cancer was 54% lower in 2017 than in 1970, which is due to the progress of medical technology and diagnostic procedures. Some of the most common symptoms of rectal cancer are the following:

  • a change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea or constipation
  • dark maroon or bright red blood in stool
  • narrow stool
  • a feeling that your bowel does not empty completely
  • abdominal pain
  • weakness and fatigue

The primary source of PFAS on military bases is the use of aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, by military firefighters and trainees to extinguish jet fuel and petroleum fires. This fire suppressant, while very effective, is very dangerous, as it contains a high concentration of PFAS. Once these chemicals are released into the environment, they persist, since they are also known as forever chemicals. Similarly, once they enter the human body via inhalation or ingestion, they cannot be eliminated, being able to lead to life-threatening diseases such as rectal cancer. If you are a veteran or a family member of one who was stationed at a contaminated military base and came to struggle with rectal cancer, contact our resourceful legal team to find out whether you are entitled to financial compensation.

Quality legal assistance for veterans and family members with rectal cancer

In the regrettable event that you received a diagnosis of rectal cancer and had been stationed at a military base contaminated with PFAS, you should contact our legal team as soon as possible, as we specialize in toxic exposure and may thereby be able to help you recover the financial compensation you might be entitled to from the companies that manufactured the AFFF you were exposed to. While the legal process is quite complex, it will require minimal involvement on your part.

As a veteran, you will have to send our legal team your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records. Your claim will be filed with the companies that manufactured the AFFF you were exposed to and with the VA if you are a veteran and meet the eligibility requirements. If one of the family members who was stationed with you developed rectal cancer, they may also be eligible for compensation. Eventually, following claim submission, you might receive the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis.