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Rectal Cancer Due to Toxic Exposure on Military Bases

Hazardous and toxic substances, including solvents, petrochemicals, heavy metals, and nuclear waste have been discharged at U.S. military bases contaminating soil, water, and air, and resulting in environmental pollution with potentially serious health consequences for military residents and their family members living with them, and endangering neighboring communities.

The mission and operation of military bases require a variety of processes and activities that can affect a service member’s health and may result in long-term consequences, such as:

  • firefighting training sessions
  • fuel loading, storage, distribution, and dispensing
  • ship, vehicle, and aircraft servicing, cleaning, repair, and overhaul
  • weapon and ammunition transfer, assembly, destruction, and storage
  • sewage collection and treatment
  • hazardous waste storage and disposal
  • bitumen production

There are a number of recognized associations between rectal cancer and military base toxic exposure, according to epidemiology studies. If you developed rectal cancer as a result of toxic exposure while stationed at military bases & installations, whether you are a veteran or a family member of one, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a VA claim and also additionally through a compensation claim.

Contaminated Water on U.S. Military Installations Linked To Elevated Risks of Rectal Cancer

Exposure to toxic chemicals can produce immediate effects, but it can also cause longer-term health effects, which develop more gradually. Immediate effects include death, dizziness, nausea, difficulty breathing, and rashes. When the effects develop slowly, they can result in organ damage, reproductive problems, and birth defects, weakening of the immune system, and cancer.

Rectal cancer is the growth of abnormal cancerous cells in the tissues of the rectum - the last several inches of the large intestine closest to the anus.

The prognosis and treatment of rectal cancer depend on how deeply cancer has invaded the rectal wall and surrounding lymph nodes.

Multiple chemotherapy medications are available and are chosen by the medical oncologist to fit the individual's stage of rectal cancer.

If you were stationed at one of the targeted military bases and experience the following symptoms, we strongly advise you to seek immediate medical attention, as you may have developed rectal cancer as a consequence of continuous or repeated contact with toxic substances.

  • bleeding
  • change in bowel habit
  • weight loss
  • tiredness
  • pain or lump

We understand the pain you may be experiencing as a result of heightened exposure to environmental toxins. We also understand how overwhelming it can be to see a growing pile of unexpected medical bills and additional fees, especially if your earning potential has been lost or diminished because of your condition.

We are here to help by taking the burden of pursuing legal action off your shoulders so you can focus on your own health.

Legal Assistance for Veterans and Family Members Harmed By Toxic Exposure on Military Bases

If chemical contamination has affected your health, you are eligible for compensation, which our experienced legal team will help you recover. Our case managers are ready to identify and pursue all options available to you in order to maximize your compensation for your claim.

In order to receive financial compensation, it is necessary to show that you stationed on one of the contaminated military installations for at least one year and developed rectal cancer. Let us pursue compensation on your behalf and keep you updated throughout the process.

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