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Camp Lejeune Leukemia Lawsuit

Camp Lejeune Leukemia Cancer Claims Due to Toxic Water

Those at Camp Lejeune 1953-1987 and diagnosed with leukemia may qualify for a claim for compensation.Have you developed leukemia or other serious diseases after being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune? If you worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987 and subsequently contracted leukemia or other serious illnesses, you may be eligible for compensation as part of a Camp Lejeune leukemia lawsuit. The recently passed Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows potentially tens of thousands of victims to file claims for leukemia and other cancers and health problems.

At Riddle & Brantley, our experienced trial lawyers can assist you with your claim. Please call 1-800-525-7111 to learn more. The consultation is free, and we will not charge any fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation. Because these leukemia claims are federal torts, attorney fees are capped at 20% of the total recovery in any Camp Lejeune leukemia claim or lawsuit.

We, as a firm where many of our attorneys and staff have close family military ties, strive to ensure that those who serve and protect us receive the justice they deserve. Please call us at 1-800-525-7111 for a free, no-obligation Camp Lejeune leukemia cancer lawsuit consultation.

We have a fully staffed office in Jacksonville, home of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, and have been in the area for many years.

Did Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune Cause Leukemia?

Thousands of veterans, family members, and civilian workers serving at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune allege that after they were exposed to water at Camp Lejeune, they developed leukemia, as well as other diseases and cancers. There is strong scientific evidence suggesting a connection between the specific chemicals found in the Camp Lejeune water contamination and leukemia.

Because of this, many victims are filing Camp Lejeune lawsuits alleging that exposure to the contaminated water caused their leukemia.

Evidence that Camp Lejeune Water Caused Leukemia Cancer

Between 1953 and 1987, improper dry-cleaning chemical disposal at a dry cleaning facility near  Camp Lejeune contaminated the water with a range of chemicals, including trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride, benzene, and other substances. Many of the contaminants found in Camp Lejeune’s water have been directly connected to the later onset of leukemia and other cancers in various scientific studies.

Scientific research supporting a connection between Camp Lejeune water contamination and leukemia cancer includes:

  • A 1990 ecologic study in New Jersey that examined the connection between drinking water contaminated with VOCs and instances of leukemia in the population. The study found that evidence suggested drinking water contaminated with VOCs “may increase the incidence of leukemia among exposed females.”
  • A study published in 1992 that looked at a connection between “clusters” of diseases, in this case, leukemia, and environmental factors that may be causing them. In a survey of a TCE-contaminated dumpsite, this study found evidence that TCE exposure may be linked to higher instances of leukemia.  
  • A 2020 study directly evaluating a case of a veteran who was stationed at Camp Lejeune and later developed hairy cell leukemia. The study found that there was a possible link between exposure to TCE or benzene and leukemia.

There is ample evidence that VOCs exposure through drinking water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 is associated with leukemia. If you or a loved one were stationed, lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987 and later developed serious health issues, please call 1-800-525-7111 to talk with an experienced Camp Lejeune cancer attorney at Riddle & Brantley for a free, no-commitment legal consultation.

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

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How to File a Camp Lejeune Leukemia Claim or Lawsuit

Despite the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ previous assertions that Camp Lejeune’s water was not contaminated, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, passed by Congress on June 16, 2022, allows potentially tens of thousands of victims to seek damages for cancer and other illnesses potentially caused by the contamination.

To be eligible for a Camp Lejeune lawsuit, you must meet the following criteria:

  • 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:

Riddle & Brantley is here to help you determine if you have a case, advise you on the most appropriate legal options, and, if you choose to hire us, file a Camp Lejeune leukemia lawsuit (or claim for another injury). Please give us a call at 1-800-525-7111 for a free, no-obligation consultation and let us see if we can assist you.

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$665 million recovered since 2000 alone.Do you need help determining if you have a case after being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune? Riddle & Brantley, an experienced firm fighting for veterans and their families, can consult with you for free and advise you on your legal options. We have been serving Jacksonville, North Carolina and veterans and their families at Camp Lejeune for decades, and have a fully staffed office in Jacksonville with a team of attorneys and staff ready to help.

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 leukemia 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 leukemia or other illness claim, please call our offices today at 1-800-525-7111.

There is never any obligation, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless you receive compensation.

We believe that for military service members and their families, Justice Counts, and we are ready to help you receive the justice you deserve.

 


*** 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.

*** Disclaimer: An attorney must meet certain requirements to join these organizations or receive these awards. For more information on Membership Criteria for Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers “Rising Star” designation, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, AV Preeminent designation by Martindale-Hubbell, the Litigator Award, and other memberships, awards, and accolades, please visit our Membership Criteria page. These awards and memberships should not be construed as a promise or guarantee of a similar result. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.