Claiming Against the MoD for Cancers:

‘The Helicopters I Flew with Prince William Were Giving Me Cancer’ former trainer of Prince William. Dozens of former RAF personnel have developed life-threatening cancers, including multiple myeloma, lung cancer, and testicular cancer, after years of inhaling toxic exhaust fumes from Sea King helicopters, with nearly 40 currently suing the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and more expected to come forward. Prince William served on these helicopters during his tenure from 2010 to 2013, and although the MoD was reportedly aware of the risks for over a decade, it failed to take action.

A former RAF flight sergeant, diagnosed with terminal cancer after serving on these helicopters, highlighted that it took six years for the MoD to admit the fumes caused his illness. The MoD, which offers compensation through the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme for those affected since 2005, claims to value and protect its service personnel, yet the unfolding scandal highlights the urgent need for accountability and improved safety measures.

A Life-Changing Cancer Diagnosis

It is reported in The Times that Zach Stubbings,as given a decade to live when diagnosed with terminal cancer. Despite the grim prognosis, he has surpassed his life expectancy and strives to make the most of each day, often spending precious moments with his son, who was just a toddler when Stubbings received the devastating news.

Stubbings was one of five individuals who received compensation from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) after their cancers were linked to toxic fumes. It took six arduous years for the MoD to acknowledge that these fumes were the cause of his illness. Although he eventually received an “amazing” support network from the MoD, the financial settlement he was given was modest.

Growing Number of Claims

The Times recently reported that nearly 40 individuals are currently suing the MoD, with expectations that this number will double as more come forward. Those affected flew in helicopters such as the Sea King, Wessex, Puma, and Chinook. They have been diagnosed with various cancers, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, lung, throat, and testicular cancers, all attributed to prolonged exposure to toxic exhaust fumes.

MoD’s Awareness and Response to The Cancer Diagnosis

There is compelling testimony from affected personnel and their families suggesting that the Ministry of Defence was aware of these health risks for over a decade but failed to act.

An MoD spokeswoman responded by saying, “We hugely value our service personnel and veterans and owe a debt of gratitude to all those who serve, often with great personal sacrifice. We continually review our policies to ensure they are aligned with good practice and protect our people from harm. Service personnel and veterans who believe they have suffered ill health due to service since 6 April 2005 have the right to apply for no-fault compensation under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.”

The unfolding scandal highlights the dire need for accountability and improved safety measures to protect those who serve their country.

Did the MOD fail to pick up a cancer diagnosis ?

You did everything right, seeing doctors but the MOD failed to advised you what they knew about the dangers of your work.  Doctors had done everything right.  But the MOD had let you down.  We are specialist in legal advice and will establish if the delay by the MOD to advise and even cause your cancer  has caused you harm.  If that is the case, the compensation could reach significant a compensation award for you and your family in respect of the pain and suffering you have experience in addition to psychological harm and  upset.

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Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer Caused by Chromium Paint On Tanks and Personnel Carriers

Further, legal action is now also being taken against the MOD for cancer caused by exposure to toxic paint containing chromium used for aircraft and tanks in particular. Soldiers from the Royal Tank Regiment are suing the MoD due to exposure to toxic paint containing chromium (VI), a known carcinogen. This hazardous paint was used on military vehicles, including Challenger 2 tanks and armoured personnel carriers, until January 2019.

Further Reading on MOD Cancer Claims

Claims against MOD Cancer Exposure to Fumes

Claims against MOD exposure to Chromium Paint

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