Camp Lejeune Cervical Cancer Claims and Lawsuits
Camp Lejeune Cervical Cancer Claims Due to Toxic Water
You may be eligible for a Camp Lejeune lawsuit or claim if you or a loved one was diagnosed with cervical cancer after exposure to contaminated water at US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, between 1953 and 1987. If you or a loved one developed this horrible disease after being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, contact Riddle & Brantley at 1-800-525-7111 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about a potential Camp Lejeune cervical cancer claim.
Thanks to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, passed as part of the PACT Act on August 2, 2022, victims can finally file claims and get the justice they deserve. We can help you evaluate your options and give you the best chance of winning compensation for your claim.
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Did Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune Cause Cervical Cancer?
Between 1953 and 1987, trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride, benzene, and other substances were found in the water at US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Researchers believe much of the contamination came from a local dry-cleaning operation.
Chemicals like these from industrial waste may be associated with an increased risk of certain kinds of cancer, including cervical and ovarian cancers. In recent years, many former service members and civilian employees who served at Camp Lejeune have reported developing cervical cancer, leading many victims to wonder if their exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune may be connected.
Evidence that Camp Lejeune Water Caused Cervical Cancer
Several studies have been conducted at Camp Lejeune looking at the relationship between drinking water and cervical cancer. As a result, there is strong evidence that exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune area increased the risk of developing cervical cancer.
In one study in the Journal of Environmental Health, scientists found a significant risk of death from cervical cancer among women who had ever lived at Camp Lejeune or drank from the base’s water supply. This study also indicated elevated risks of death from other cancers such as non-Hodgkins lymhoma, liver cancer, esophogeal cancer and several others.
Additional studies have been done specifically looking at the association between TCE and cervical cancer. TCE is a known human carcinogen, and regular exposure to it has been linked to a wide variety of cancers, including cervical cancer. Research has found that in areas where people were regularly exposed to TCE, such as through work, researchers found a significant increase in the risk of cervical cancer in the women they surveyed.
The other solvents such as benzene and vinyl chloride found in Camp Lejeune water have also been linked to an elevated risk for cancer, though more studies are needed to specifically link these contaminants to cervical cancer.
“How Can I File a Camp Lejeune Cervical Cancer Claim or Lawsuit?”
If you or a family member were exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and later developed cervical cancer, you may qualify for a Camp Lejeune lawsuit or claim. If you’ve never filed a claim or if you’ve had a claim previously denied, you can still seek compensation for your injuries.
Thanks to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, previously denied claims may now be re-submitted to allow as many people who were affected by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune to seek justice.
Anyone who meets the following criteria may be eligible for file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit:
- Were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune for 30 or more days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987
- Were diagnosed with one of the following conditions:
- Cervical cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Leukemia (various types)
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
- Multiple myeloma
- Central nervous system cancer (CNS cancer)
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)
- Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
- Renal toxicity
- Heart defects
- Liver disease
- Birth defects
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Female infertility
- Hepatic steatosis
If you or a loved one suffered from any of these conditions (or potentially others) and meet the additional qualifications, you may be entitled to compensation.
We Can Help with Your Claim
At Riddle & Brantley, we are helping veterans, their loved ones, and civilian contractors get the justice they deserve. Our cervical cancer claim attorneys can help you determine the best legal course of action, evaluate your Camp Lejeune toxic water claim, and file it on your behalf.
Please call us at 1-800-525-7111 for a free, no-obligation consultation so our experienced trial attorneys can help you handle the complex legal system and get you the compensation you deserve.
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Riddle & Brantley can help you determine the best legal options for seeking compensation if you were diagnosed with cervical cancer after being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
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We aim to take the stress out of filing a Camp Lejuene claim or lawsuit related to cervical cancer (or another condition) and get you maximum compensation.
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