Scleroderma - PFAS exposure claims

Scleroderma is diagnosed in approximately 300,000 people in the US every year. People who were stationed at military bases contaminated with PFAS, a group of toxic fluorinated chemicals, have a greater chance of developing scleroderma than the general population. Furthermore, the family members who may have been stationed with them are also at high risk of coming to struggle with this disease, as they were inevitably exposed to PFAS as well. If you have a diagnosis of scleroderma and spent time at one or multiple military bases contaminated with PFAS, we strongly encourage you to contact our legal team, who will help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.

Claim Application

Scleroderma is the most fatal rheumatologic disease. There are 2 types of scleroderma, namely systemic and localized. The former is the most serious type of scleroderma and it usually occurs in women of childbearing age, whereas the latter only affects the skin and is less severe. Localized scleroderma is more common in children and the elderly, although it can develop at any age. If you were stationed at a military base contaminated with PFAS, your risk of coming to struggle with scleroderma is very high, which is why you need to keep a close eye on your health. People with scleroderma usually experience the following symptoms:

  • hardened or thickened skin that looks shiny and smooth
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • ulcers or sores on your fingertips
  • tiny red spots on your face and chest
  • firm, oval-shaped patches on your skin
  • difficulty swallowing
  • painful or swollen joints
  • muscle weakness
  • dry eyes or mouth
  • swelling, mostly of your hands and fingers
  • shortness of breath
  • abdominal cramps and bloating
  • heartburn
  • diarrhea
  • unexplained weight loss

Exposure to PFAS has a strong causal relation with scleroderma. The main source of PFAS on military bases was aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, a fire suppressant that contains these chemicals. It has been used since the 1960s by military firefighters and trainees to extinguish jet fuel and petroleum fires. If you were stationed at one or multiple military bases, either alone or with your family, you should pay close attention to your health and look out for the signs of scleroderma. In the regrettable case you or one of your family members receives this diagnosis, please contact our law firm, as our main area of practice is toxic exposure, and we will thereby be able to help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve.

File a toxic exposure claim for scleroderma with the help of our skillful team

With nearly 30 years of experience in pursuing compensation on behalf of victims of toxic exposure, our legal team is ready to provide you with the legal assistance you need to recover compensation for your scleroderma diagnosis. If you were exposed to PFAS on a military base while you were on active duty and came to struggle with this condition, you are eligible for compensation. Similarly, if one of the family members who were stationed with you developed scleroderma, they can also recover compensation. While the legal process is quite complex and tedious, it will require minimal involvement on your part, as we are aware that most of our clients are in great physical and emotional distress. If you are a veteran, your toxic exposure claim will also be filed with the VA so that you can receive disability compensation. Eventually, several months to one year following claim submission, you will obtain the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis if you decide to work with our resourceful legal experts.