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Hodgkin's Disease Due to Toxic Exposure on Military Bases

There are hundreds of active or closed military installations spanning across the United States with known or suspected releases of PFAS due to the use of firefighting foam that contained toxic chemicals during training exercises and fires.

PFAS-containing firefighting foam concentrates such as AFFF (aqueous film-forming foam) may leave a fluorosurfactant chain in the environment which can persist and potentially reach groundwater, including drinking water.

In addition to AFFF firefighting agents, there were other chemicals that active-duty service members and their families living on military bases may have been exposed to:

  • benzene
  • trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • perchloroethylene (PCE)
  • halogenated hydrocarbons
  • vinyl chloride
  • trihalomethanes

At Atraxia Law, we realize that no amount of money can undo the adverse effects of chemical exposure. Nevertheless, we believe that anyone who has been harmed as a result of someone else’s negligence deserves fair compensation for medical bills and treatments and for the pain and suffering endured.

If you have a current diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease that you believe could be related to toxic substances on a military base, our team of experts is here to help you understand what your legal options are, so you can make well-informed decisions based on an analysis of your situation.

Exposure to Environmental Toxins May Increase Hodgkin's Disease Risk, Study Finds

Toxic substances can have harmful effects on the body’s organ systems. The severity of these effects depends upon the type of substance, the level, and duration of exposure, and most importantly, on the timing during the developmental process.

Continuous or repeated contact with a toxic substance over a long period of time can lead to a broad range of lifelong problems in both physical and mental health that impose devastating human and financial costs.

Numerous studies have reported associations between exposure to high levels of benzene and the induction of lymphomas in mice.

Hodgkin's disease is a type of lymphoma, which occurs when cells in the lymphatic system divide too rapidly and grow out of control.

Since lymphatic tissue may be found in many different parts of the body, Hodgkin’s disease may occur almost anywhere in the body, but the most common sites are in the chest, neck, or under the arms.

If you or a loved one have been exposed to toxic and hazardous chemicals and now experience any of these following symptoms, you could be eligible to file a claim, as you may have developed Hodgkin's disease as a consequence of exposure to different types of contaminants while serving on active duty:

  • itchy skin
  • an increased risk of infections
  • swelling of the lymph nodes
  • unexplained weight loss
  • persistent fatigue
  • relentless fever
  • night sweats

We Help Veterans Who Were Stationed At Military Sites Contaminated With Toxic Compounds

If you were stationed at one of the targeted military bases for one year or longer and subsequently developed Hodgkin's disease, schedule a time to talk to a member of Atraxia Law to see if you have a claim for benefits.

Our law firm has helped clients at many bases including, but not limited to:

If you are seeking help in applying for VA disability benefits, or you have previously been denied benefits as a veteran, don’t hesitate to reach out to Atraxia Law.

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