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Cancer and non-cancerous illnesses resulting from toxic exposure during military service are due to PFAS exposure, exposure to other harmful toxins at military bases such as TCE, PCE, benzene, and more, PFAS contamination from the use of AFFF, as well as exposure to asbestos fibers. Although exposure occurs while on active duty the diseases develop after years of latency.

Regardless of which military branch you served in, if you or someone in your family developed a linkable disease you/your family member are eligible for a claim for financial compensation.

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Six registries for veterans who have suffered from exposure

U.S. veterans are highly likely to develop serious illnesses as a result of exposure to toxic substances and the use of defective products.

Even if you are a veteran who has never been in combat, the risk of exposure to toxic substances and defective products is very real.

Almost all veterans have used various dangerous products or toxic substances at some point during their service, whether during training, in the performance of their work duties, or on the base. This exposure may have resulted in injury or illness that developed much later in life.

Although manufacturing companies often try to shift the blame away from military service, study after study shows the link between this in-service exposure and the development of serious health conditions later in life, including many cancers. The immediate connection may not be obvious, but you should thoroughly investigate your right to claim compensation for such disabilities.

If you are a veteran or a family member and experience serious health issues, we strongly encourage you to have your health evaluated by a specialist medical professional. Diseases caused by exposure during service are not common and are easily overlooked by healthcare professionals. The debilitating disease you developed as a result of exposure to toxic substances or use of defective products can form the basis for a compensation claim separate from your VA disability benefits claim.

We serve all veterans, without any kind of discrimination. It is important to know that if you are a veteran who seeks financial compensation, you will have to retrieve your military records and provide these documents to our attorneys to expedite the process of filing your claim.

We help veterans who lived and worked on military installations contaminated with toxic chemicals

For a veteran to receive disability compensation, he/she must have a current medical diagnosis of one or more of the conditions related to their stay at a contaminated military installation. Surviving spouses of veterans may also be eligible for benefits if their loved one stationed on one of the mentioned military bases and died because of any of the qualifying health conditions.

We are handling claims on behalf of those diagnosed with one of the qualifying diseases who have not yet received medical care or disability benefits from the VA, or/and have applied for disability compensation and have been denied. We can help you appeal your VA claim denial, and also reopen existing disability claims and seek benefits related to your exposure to different types of contaminants while serving on active duty.

The active-duty service members stationed at military bases & installations owned and/or used by the United States Armed Forces, and their family members who lived with them on the site were exposed to multiple toxic agents, including:

  • PFAS chemicals from the use of firefighting foams
  • trichloroethylene (TCE) - a manufactured chemical used in metal degreasing operations
  • perchloroethylene (PCE) - a solvent used for dry-cleaning fabrics
  • vinyl chloride - a common ingredient used to make synthetic plastic
  • benzene – an industrial chemical present in a great number of modern products
  • heavy metals
  • radioactive materials containing strontium-90 used in medical studies, including carcasses of dogs used in testing

If you were diagnosed with any type of cancer and lived on any of these bases you are immediately eligible and we will prioritize your claim.

Veterans who served on active duty at targeted military bases with high levels of toxic contamination and who have been diagnosed with any of the following diseases can now receive disability payments and free healthcare from the VA medical facilities around the country:

Family members are also eligible for compensation if they lived on the base and have been diagnosed with one of the above-mentioned diseases.

Our attorneys provide quality legal assistance to Camp Lejeune veterans

If you are a veteran who was stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 for at least 30 consecutive days and now struggle with a disease related to drinking toxic water at the military base, we encourage you to get in touch with our experienced attorneys. You should know that by filing a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim, your VA benefits will not be affected, so you will also be able to seek VA disability compensation. The only documents our legal team will request to start working on your claim are your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records. It is also important to know that you will have to wait several months to several years to receive your financial compensation from your Camp Lejeune toxic water claim, as the process is very complex and tedious.

Veterans with cancer will have their cases prioritized. You can file a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim if you developed one of the following health conditions and diseases:

For nearly 35 years, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with volatile organic compounds, including trichloroethylene, benzene, perchloroethylene, and vinyl chloride. Exposure to these harmful agents can result in the above health problems, some of which can be life-threatening. The cost of treatment can be very expensive in the absence of financial compensation and VA benefits, so we advise you to contact our law firm as soon as possible so that you can have access to the most effective treatment. Finally, it is worth noting that the family members of veterans who lived at Camp Lejeune might also be entitled to compensation if they decide to file a claim, such as their spouses and children who developed health problems due to drinking toxic water.

Legal assistance to military firefighters exposed to the chemical-based firefighting foam

If you were exposed to AFFF in the military as a firefighter and came to struggle with a related disease you are eligible for compensation from the VA. You can also file a personal injury claim with the company which manufactured, and distributed AFFF containing PFAS. It is worth mentioning that this will not affect your right to disability compensation from the VA. You will only need to provide us with your employment or military records, as well as with your medical records, which will be used as evidence for your claim. Our legal experts will file the claim on your behalf. It is important to know that you will receive the compensation you are entitled to within several months to several years after your claim is submitted, as reviewing it is a very complex and time-consuming process.

If you have a cancer diagnosis related to the use of AFFF please contact us and we will prioritize your case.

PFOA and PFOS can accumulate and stay in the body, building up over time. Long-term exposure to PFOA/PFOS, in high concentrations, can lead to serious health problems, such as:

Because the negative health outcomes related to PFAS exposure has become a significant concern for veterans and service members in recent years, members of the U.S. Senate and PFAS Task Force introduced legislation to ensure that veteran firefighters exposed to PFAS chemicals at military installations will get the healthcare services they need for any health condition associated with PFAS exposure.

Under this bill, PFAS-related conditions will be considered service-connected disabilities, making veterans exposed to PFAS chemical contamination as a consequence of their military service eligible for disability payments and medical treatment from the VA.

We file claims with asbestos trust funds for veterans and family members

If you are a veteran you may or may not experience symptoms such as shortness of breath or a persistent cough, however, we strongly encourage you to give us a call. Having your health evaluated by a specialist is crucial, as you are at high risk for developing pulmonary issues, cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases. Being misdiagnosed is a common mistake when getting diagnosed at the VA center or even at an outside doctor, the diseases are not common and are easily missed by medical professionals, the reason why we recommend calling us and getting checked for an accurate diagnosis. Even if you have no symptoms, ongoing cough or shortness of breath asbestos fibers may still be present in your lungs, and many times may cause other types of symptoms or diseases, cases in which physicians do not think about checking for scarring of your lungs first.

We prioritize all veterans who seek to receive financial compensation through asbestos trust fund claims and VA claims, as they fought relentlessly to protect our country and deserve better healthcare and quality of life.

Immediate eligibility for cancer diseases for veterans or family members:

Common misdiagnoses for veterans with cancer:

Asbestos exposure jobs within U.S. veterans

U.S. military branches with past toxic exposure

Cancer and other diseases related to toxic exposure make veterans and family members eligible for compensation claims.

U.S. Navy U.S. Air Forces U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Army U.S. Coast Guard

Toxic agents people who served in the military before 1980 may have been exposed to

Before 1980, when proper regulations were finally enforced, people who were serving in the U.S. military would regularly be exposed to numerous toxic substances, which now places veterans at high risk of developing serious diseases. The hazardous agents they were exposed to include but are not limited to:

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