Testicular cancer claims

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Every year, between 8,000 and 10,000 men receive a diagnosis of testicular cancer in the U.S. The lifetime risk of developing the disease is 1 in 270, which makes testicular cancer rare. While the most common causes are a family history of the disease and having an undescended testicle at birth, a more obscure risk factor is toxic exposure. Veterans who were stationed at contaminated military during the last century and firefighters who regularly use the fire suppressant AFFF are at high risk of developing testicular cancer. In fact, civilian and military firefighters are twice as likely to come to struggle with this disease than the general population. If you are a veteran or a firefighter and have a diagnosis of testicular cancer, you should contact our attorneys, as you might be eligible to file a claim and receive compensation.

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Exposure to PFOA increases the risk of developing testicular cancer in veterans

The majority of military bases in the country have a history of toxic environmental contamination. In addition to solvents, heavy metals, and pesticides, PFAS also lurked on these installations after 1967, when military firefighters began using the fire suppressant AFFF excessively. With every use, it releases tremendous amounts of PFAS into the environment, which can easily infiltrate the groundwater. Some AFFF formulations contain up to 98% PFAS, so you can only imagine the degree of pollution these products cause. Exposure to the chemical PFOA was found to have a particularly strong association with testicular cancer.

A study from the medical journal Cancer Causes & Control found a significant exposure-response trend between seminoma, the most common testicular cancer type, and the following:

  • organic solvents
  • alicyclic hydrocarbons
  • pesticides
  • aliphatic hydrocarbons

Some of these substances might have also been present on military bases during the last century. If you are a veteran who spent a significant amount of time at one or more contaminated military bases and now struggle with testicular cancer, these are the eligibility requirements you have to meet to file a toxic exposure claim:

  • you must have been discharged from the military other than dishonorably
  • you must have been exposed to toxic chemicals or substances while on active duty
  • you must have a diagnosis of testicular cancer linked to toxic exposure

To properly evaluate your case, our attorneys will ask you to send in your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records. After a thorough assessment, they will let you know whether you qualify for compensation from the responsible companies. The documents you will need to provide will also serve as evidence in your case if we deem you eligible.

Firefighters who use AFFF are twice as likely to develop testicular cancer than the general population

Since 1967, military and civilian firefighters have been using the fire suppressant AFFF, which sometimes contains up to 98% PFAS. Firefighters are twice more likely to develop testicular cancer than the general population. Despite knowing the terrible health impact exposure to AFFF has on firefighters, companies such as Chemguard, DuPont, and Tyco continue to manufacture the fire suppressant. While there are other toxic agents firefighters are exposed to on the job that might have a connection with testicular cancer, AFFF exposure is the most prevalent and the most dangerous.

If you worked as a military or civilian firefighter and now struggle with testicular cancer, you can file a claim for AFFF exposure if you meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • you must have been discharged other than dishonorably if you were a military firefighter
  • you must have used the fire suppressant AFFF for a significant time on the job
  • you must have a diagnosis of testicular cancer associated with toxic exposure

To file a claim, our attorneys will need your employment or military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records. These documents will serve as a starting point in evaluating your case. After a careful review, they will tell you with certainty whether you are entitled to financial compensation from the liable manufacturers.

We can efficiently help you file a toxic exposure claim if you have testicular cancer

For over 30 years, our attorneys have been pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims, and a lot of our clients are veterans, so you can rest assured we have the necessary knowledge, resources, and experience to assist you. If you are a veteran with a history of military toxic exposure or a firefighter who used AFFF and developed testicular cancer, you might be eligible to file a claim. The legal process is easy and will mostly take place over the phone. You will only have to send us your employment or military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records.

If you are too ill to navigate the legal process, you can have a family member help you, as we understand that it can be very overwhelming to struggle with testicular cancer, especially if it is in the advanced stages. Our compassionate legal team will strive to take care of the most complex aspects of the legal process on your behalf so that you can continue focusing on your health and treatment. If our endeavors are successful, you will eventually obtain the most favorable outcome for your case. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not have to pay anything unless we recover money for you.