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Camp Lejeune CNS Cancer Lawsuits & Claims

Camp Lejeune Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancer Claims Due to Toxic Water

Camp Lejeune CNS Cancer Lawsuits - If you were exposed to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, you may qualify for compensation.Were you or a loved one diagnosed with central nervous system cancer (CNS cancer) after being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987? You may be entitled to compensation in a Camp Lejeune CNS cancer lawsuit.

Toxins found in the water at Camp Lejeune have been linked to developing cancer in the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. Many service members, their loved ones, and civilian contractors may have been at risk of these and other cancers after being exposed to the water at Camp Lejeune.

The experienced Camp Lejeune lawsuit attorneys at Riddle & Brantley are ready to help you evaluate your case and see if you may qualify for compensation. Please call 1-800-525-7111, and let’s review your claim today. The consultation is free, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.

Thanks to the “Camp Lejeune Justice Act” (passed as part of the larger PACT Act on August 2, 2022), even previously denied claims may now be eligible for compensation from the federal government.

What is CNS Cancer?

CNS, or central nervous system, cancers include brain, spinal cord, and nerve tumors. These cancers can go on to affect any body part and are thought to develop when the normal brain or spinal cord cells begin to grow and divide uncontrollably.

CNS cancers can be spread throughout the entire body but most often affect the nervous system, causing signs and symptoms such as headaches, seizures, vision loss, weakness, and problems with coordination. Some patients may also experience nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and weight loss. While there is no cure for CNS cancers, they are treatable with surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

CNS cancer typically develops slowly over time. As a result, symptoms may not appear until 10-15 years after the cancer begins to grow. This is why many people exposed to Camp Lejeune water may not see signs of CNS cancer until much later in life.

Did Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Cause CNS Cancer?

"CNS cancer may be linked to toxic water at Camp Lejeune and we are ready to fight for justice." -Gene RiddleScientific evidence strongly supports the potential link between the toxins found in the Camp Lejeune water contamination and several varieties of cancer, including cancer of the central nervous system.

When the water at Camp Lejeune was analyzed, researchers found high levels of industrial solvents, including:

  • trichloroethylene (TCE),
  • vinyl chloride,
  • benzene,
  • and perchloroethylene (PCE).

All of these chemicals are classified as VOCs or volatile organic compounds. VOCs are known to be toxic to humans, with the chemicals found in Camp Lejeune’s water also classified as “known human carcinogens.” This means sufficient evidence supports that exposure to these chemicals increases the risk of cancer in humans.

Evidence that Camp Lejeune Water Caused CNS Cancer

There is still ongoing research studying the links between environmental exposure to VOCs and CNS cancer, however, the carcinogenic effects of trichloroethylene (TCE), vinyl chloride, benzene, and perchloroethylene (PCE) have been extensively studied.

A study on TCE published in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal concluded that “TCE is carcinogenic to humans by all routes of exposure and poses a potential human health hazard for … toxicity to the central nervous system, kidney, liver, immune system, male reproductive system, and the developing embryo/fetus.”

Another study in the Annals of Translational Medicine found that “long-term exposure to benzene can damage the central nervous system.”

The American Cancer Society also highlighted benzene as having a significant negative effect on the central nervous system. While not directly tied to CNS cancer, its ability to cause damage to the central nervous system has caused researchers significant concern.

Between the known carcinogenic effects of these chemicals and their associations with the central nervous system, we will likely see more research emerging examining how exposure to these chemicals may increase the risk for central nervous system cancers in humans.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Camp Lejeune CNS cancer lawyer at Riddle & Brantley.

We don’t get paid unless you do. If you don’t receive compensation in your CNS cancer claim, you won’t pay any attorney fees. It’s as simple as that.

How to File a Camp Lejeune CNS Cancer Claim

While the Navy had previously rejected all claims related to Camp Lejeune water contamination, newly passed legislation — the Camp Lejeune Justice Act — allows thousands of victims to file claims and lawsuits against the government for cancer (including CNS cancer) and other injuries potentially suffered due to the toxic water on base.

Anyone who meets the following criteria may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit:

An experienced Camp Lejeune lawsuit attorney at Riddle & Brantley can help evaluate your claim, advise you on your best available legal options, and, if you decide to hire us, file a Camp Lejeune CNS cancer lawsuit (or claim for another injury) on your behalf. Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a free, no-obligation consultation and let’s see how we can help.

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Diagnosed with CNS cancer after exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune? An experienced Camp Lejeune cancer lawsuit attorney at Riddle & Brantley can consult with you for free and help determine your best available legal options for seeking compensation.

At Riddle & Brantley, we’re proud of the results we’ve secured for injured victims — more than $665 million in compensation recovered for our clients since 2000 alone (see disclaimer below).

Settlements and verdicts are just one part of our track record, however. We’re also humbled by the way our clients describe their experience working with our attorneys and staff:

  • “It was nice to see Riddle & Brantley put me and my needs first.” –R. C.
  • “They turned a heartbreaking situation completely around.” –Tonya T.
  • “They made a hard time in my life easier to endure.” –Melissa C.
  • “Every time I’ve needed them, they were there for me.” –Tyronnie T.
  • “You’ll walk in the door as a client but leave as family. They’re the absolute best.” –Susan S.

Award-Winning Trial Attorneys

Our Camp Lejeune CNS cancer lawyers have also been recognized by many prestigious memberships and awards (see disclaimer below), including:

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Litigator Award

For a FREE consultation with an experienced Camp Lejeune lawsuit attorney concerning a potential CNS cancer claim, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and convenient form below.

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