Camp Lejeune Kidney Cancer Lawsuit
Camp Lejeune Kidney Cancer Claims Due to Toxic Water
Have you been diagnosed with kidney cancer after being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, between 1953 and 1987? You may be entitled to compensation in a Camp Lejeune kidney cancer lawsuit. The experienced Camp Lejeune lawsuit attorneys at Riddle & Brantley are ready to help.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim. The consultation is free, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.
Our firm is actively investigating these claims and we may be able to help with a potential Camp Lejeune kidney cancer claim or lawsuit. Many of our attorneys and staff have close family ties to the military, and we are honored to fight for those who have fought for us. These claims may move forward under legislation passed on August 2, 2022, the “Camp Lejeune Justice Act — part of the larger PACT Act for veterans.
IMPORTANT: We expect that eligibility criteria for Camp Lejeune kidney cancer claims will evolve as evidence continues to be evaluated. Call us today for a free evaluation and let’s see how we can help.
Call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation concerning a potential Camp Lejeune kidney cancer lawsuit.
Did Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune Cause Kidney Cancer?
Thousands of potential victims allege that water contamination at Camp Lejeune caused kidney cancer, along with other cancers and diseases. Scientific evidence strongly supports the potential link between Camp Lejeune water contamination and kidney cancer. This evidence may be cited in future kidney cancer claims.
Evidence that Camp Lejeune Water Caused Kidney Cancer
Among the chemicals that contaminated the water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 were volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride, benzene, and other compounds. To be clear, many of the water contaminants at Camp Lejeune have been linked to kidney cancer.
Scientific research supporting a connection between Camp Lejeune water contamination and kidney cancer includes:
- A 2010 study in the Journal of Cancer Research that determined that “TCE exposure is associated with increased renal [kidney] cancer risk.” The National Cancer Institute goes further, stating that “prolonged or repeated exposure to trichloroethylene causes kidney cancer.”
- A 2006 systematic review published in Toxicological Sciences that found evidence of “an association between high-level exposure [to PCE] and renal cancer.”
- A 2002 study of workers in Canada that found an “increased risk of renal carcinoma [kidney cancer] … associated with occupational exposure to … vinyl chloride.”
- A 2016 report from the Minnesota Department of Health that warned that “exposure to vinyl chloride over a person’s lifetime can increase the risk of cancer in the liver, blood vessels, kidney, stomach, and skin.”
- A report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that stated that “benzene has been connected to a rare form of kidney cancer.”
The evidence that VOCs, vinyl chloride, benzene, and other compounds contaminating the water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 can cause kidney cancer is strong, and victims may have a claim for compensation in a Camp Lejeune kidney cancer lawsuit. Call 1-800-525-7111 for a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Camp Lejeune kidney cancer lawyer at Riddle & Brantley.
We don’t get paid unless you do. If you don’t receive compensation in your kidney cancer claim, you won’t pay any attorney fees. It’s as simple as that.
How to File a Camp Lejeune Kidney Cancer Lawsuit
While the Navy had previously rejected all claims related to Camp Lejeune water contamination, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows thousands of victims to file lawsuits against the government for cancer and other injuries potentially suffered due to the toxic water on base.
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:
- Kidney cancer
- Brain cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Leukemia (various types)
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)
- Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Renal toxicity
- Fatty liver disease (NAFLD or hepatic steatosis)
- Heart defects
- Liver disease
- Birth defects
- Female infertility
- Hepatic steatosis
- Ovarian cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Rectal cancer (includes colorectal and colon cancer)
- Cardiac defect (congenital heart defects)
- Cervical cancer
- Uterine cancer
- CNS cancer (central nervous system cancer)
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 kidney 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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–B.F., Riddle & Brantley client
Symptoms of Kidney Cancer
The two primary types of kidney cancer are renal cell cancer (RCC) and transitional cell cancer (TCC), with RCC being much more common than TCC. However, the early warning signs of both are similar.
One of the most common symptoms of kidney cancer is blood in the urine (hematuria). This can cause the urine to appear pink, red, or brown. However, it is important to note that hematuria can also be a symptom of several other conditions, so it is not always indicative of cancer.
Other symptoms of kidney cancer may include:
- A lump or mass in the abdomen
- Pain in the side or back that does not go away
- Weight loss for no apparent reason
- Fever that is not explained by another condition
- Anemia (low red blood cell count)
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is crucial to see a doctor so that they can rule out other potential causes. A kidney cancer diagnosis can usually be made with a combination of imaging tests and a biopsy.
Talk with a Camp Lejeune Kidney Cancer Attorney for Free
Diagnosed with kidney 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). Keep in mind, we don’t get paid unless you do.
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 kidney 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
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*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.
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