Veterans who have been diagnosed with bladder cancer after prolonged exposure to asbestos during active military service, irrespective of when and where they served, can receive a variety of benefits including asbestos trust funds and VA benefits.
Bladder Cancer and Asbestos Exposure on Duty
A correlation between occupational asbestos exposure and a high risk of developing bladder cancer has been supported by research studies. Over 10,000 people are diagnosed with asbestos-related bladder cancer each year. There are several ways by which toxic asbestos fibers reach the urinary bladder. Some of the ingested fibers remain within the bladder after excretion of urine or may even enter the bladder through the bloodstream. Over a period of some years, these toxic particles cause inflammation, scarring, and eventually lead to bladder cancer.
Bladder Cancer Misdiagnosis and Veterans with a History of Military Asbestos Exposure
As with other malignant cancerous conditions, bladder cancer may be mistaken for certain less severe conditions such as interstitial cystitis, bladder papilloma, kidney stone, bladder stone, overactive bladder, and urinary tract infection because of similarity of symptoms. If you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions and also have a history of military asbestos exposure, then it is important to seek a second opinion from a doctor specializing in asbestos-related diseases.
Receiving a wrong diagnosis and unsuitable treatment greatly affects your prognosis. We have a team of skilled specialists who are well equipped and experienced to provide you with an accurate diagnosis.
Quality Legal Assistance for Veterans Diagnosed with Asbestos-Related Bladder Cancer
If you are a veteran diagnosed with bladder cancer and have a clear record of being exposed to asbestos in the military, we can file a claim on your behalf and help you receive the amount of compensation you are eligible for. But, you should have an additional medical diagnosis proving the presence of asbestos fibers in your lung, for instance, lung scarring, fluid, or tumor, which are often a result of workplace asbestos exposure.