Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a specific type lymphoma, or cancer originating from the white blood cells (lymphocytes). It is also called Hodgkin’s disease or Hodgkin lymphoma. The disorder is named after a physician named Thomas Hodgkin.
Hodgkin’s lymphoma is typically treated through methods such as chemotherapy, radiation treatments, or stem-cell therapies.
Signs and symptoms may include painless enlargement of lymph nodes, back pain, unexplained weight loss, and other symptoms. Symptoms may be similar or related to other conditions, such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. There may be some connection with lymphoma cases and toxic tort situations, especially in the workplace.
Hodgkin’s disease can often be involved in certain legal claims and lawsuits. The condition is often caused by exposure to toxins such as Agent Orange or PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). PCBs are generally responsible for many cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Thus, a legal claim may result in cases where persons have been negligently exposed to such substances.
This may often occur in the context of a work setting where safety standards are lax or are not up to par with state and federal standards. If many employees are affected or injured, it could result in a toxic exposure class action lawsuit. For this reason, Hodgkin’s lymphoma is sometimes considered to be a form of industrial disease.
Filing a claim for damages related to Hodgkin’s disease or other conditions can often be quite challenging. You may need to hire a qualified personal injury lawyer if you need help or representation in for a trial. Your attorney can help review the facts of your case and can help determine what steps you should take. A qualified lawyer in your area will be able to help you file a claim so you can obtain compensation for losses or injuries.