Soft tissue cancer - PFAS exposure claims

Also known as soft tissue sarcoma, soft tissue cancer affects over 13,000 people every year in the US. One of the main causes of soft tissue cancer is the presence of certain genes that promote cell division. However, the exact cause of soft tissue sarcoma remains unknown for the moment. Recent medical studies found a causal relation between exposure to PFAS, a group of toxic chemicals, and soft tissue cancer. These dangerous chemicals are currently polluting over 700 military sites throughout the country. If you were stationed at one of these military bases and developed soft tissue cancer, please contact our law firm to recover the financial compensation you are entitled to.

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Soft tissue sarcoma is quite rare in adults, accounting for approximately 1% of all cancer diagnoses. On the other hand, they are more common in children, as between 1,500 and 1,700 children receive a soft tissue cancer diagnosis in the country every year. Thereby, soft tissue sarcoma makes up 15% of cancer diagnoses in children under the age of 20. Only 50% of people with soft tissue sarcoma live for 5 years or longer following diagnosis. Unfortunately, soft tissue cancer is notorious for recurring and metastasizing. The symptoms of soft tissue cancer include the following:

  • swelling under the skin that may cause a painless lump that grows over time
  • swelling in the abdomen that may cause abdominal pain, a feeling of fullness, and constipation
  • swelling near the lungs that may cause a persistent cough and difficulty breathing

It is important to know that there are numerous types of soft tissue sarcomas. Therefore, if you were stationed at a military base contaminated with PFAS and came to struggle with one of the following types of soft tissue cancers, you are eligible for compensation:

  • angiosarcoma
  • dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
  • epithelioid sarcoma
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • Kaposi’s sarcoma
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • liposarcoma
  • malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors
  • myxofibrosarcoma
  • rhabdomyosarcoma
  • solitary fibrous tumor
  • synovial sarcoma
  • undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma

The main source of PFAS on military bases is the use of aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, used by military firefighters and trainees to put out jet fuel and petroleum fires. This fire suppressant, while very effective, is highly dangerous, as once PFAS are released in the environment, they persist, since they are forever chemicals. If you were stationed at a contaminated military base, either alone or with your family members, and developed soft tissue cancer, we strongly encourage you to contact our law firm, as you are eligible for compensation from the companies that manufactured the AFFF you were exposed to. It is important to know that, if one of the family members who was stationed with you receives a diagnosis of soft tissue cancer, they are also entitled to financial compensation.

File a toxic exposure claim with the help of our resourceful legal team

Since 1990, we have been providing quality legal assistance to victims of toxic exposure and are bound to go to great lengths to recover the maximum financial compensation for you if you were stationed at a military base contaminated with PFAS and developed soft tissue cancer. While complex and tedious, the legal process will require minimal involvement on your part, as we know that people who struggle with cancer are in physical and emotional pain. The only documents we will need from you are evidence of your stay at the military base in question and proof of diagnosis. Your claim will be filed with the companies that manufactured the AFFF you were exposed to, as well as with the VA if you are a veteran. Eventually, you will receive fair compensation for your diagnosis if you choose to work with our resourceful legal team.