Camp Lejeune Lung Cancer Lawsuit
Camp Lejeune Lung Cancer Claims
Did you serve at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, only to be later diagnosed with lung cancer? You may be entitled to compensation in a Camp Lejeune lung cancer claim or lawsuit. Many service members who served at Camp Lejeune may have been exposed to contaminated water, resulting in serious health issues.
The experienced Camp Lejeune lawsuit attorneys at Riddle & Brantley are ready to help. Please call 1-800-525-7111, so we can 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.
Our firm is actively investigating these claims, and we may be able to help with a potential Camp Lejeune lung cancer lawsuit. We are proud to be a law firm with close ties to the military and want to help veterans get the justice they deserve. Call for a FREE, no-obligation consultation concerning a potential Camp Lejeune lung cancer lawsuit.
Did Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune Cause Lung Cancer?
Thousands of service members that served at Camp Lejeune now allege that water contamination at the camp led them to develop lung cancer and other cancers and diseases later in life. An investigation by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) used data analysis and modeling to investigate these claims and found that it was likely that toxic chemicals did exceed safe maximum contaminant levels from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Evidence that Lung Cancer May Be Caused by Camp Lejeune Toxic Water
Further studies have found that between 1953 and 1987, many carcinogenic compounds contaminated the water at Camp Lejeune, most of them being specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These include trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride, and benzene.
These VOCs have been linked to the development of certain cancers, including lung cancer, as seen in:
- A 2016 report from the Minnesota Department of Health warned that “exposure to vinyl chloride over a person’s lifetime can increase the risk of cancer in the liver, blood vessels, lung, stomach, and skin.”
- A 2014 study by ICARE found PCE “may constitute a risk factor for lung cancer.”
- A 2018 study by researchers in Montreal found that “lung cancer was associated with exposure to benzene, toluene, and xylene.”
These and many other studies support the claims that VOCs contaminating the water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 may cause lung cancer. Therefore, if you were exposed to water at Camp Lejeune and later developed lung cancer or other qualifying cancer or health problems, you may be entitled to compensation in a Camp Lejeune lung cancer lawsuit. Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Camp Lejeune lung cancer lawyer at Riddle & Brantley.
We don’t get paid unless you do. So if you don’t receive compensation for your lung cancer claim, you won’t pay any attorney fees. It’s as simple as that.
How to File a Camp Lejeune Lung Cancer Claim or Lawsuit
To file 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:
- Lung cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Brain cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver 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)
- Liver disease
- Birth defects
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Female infertility
- Hepatic steatosis
- Ovarian cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Rectal cancer (includes colorectal and colon cancer)
- Cardiac defect
- Cervical cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Immune disorders
- Nerve damage
- CNS cancer (central nervous system cancer)
It’s also important to note that while the Navy had previously rejected all claims related to Camp Lejeune water contamination, new legislation allows thousands of victims to file lawsuits. This legislation, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (passed as part of the landmark PACT Act for veterans) gives victims of contaminated water a Camp Lejeune access to the justice they deserve. Also, the criteria for these claims may evolve as evidence develops.
Not sure if you qualify or don’t know what to do next? Contact Riddle & Brantley at 1-800-525-7111, where one of our experienced Camp Lejeune lawsuit attorneys can evaluate your claim, advise you on your best available legal options, and file a claim on your behalf. The call is free and has no obligation, so let’s see how we can help you potentially file a Camp Lejeune lung cancer lawsuit or claim.
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–B.F., Riddle & Brantley client
Talk with a Camp Lejeune Lung Cancer Attorney Today
Diagnosed with lung cancer after exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune? An experienced Camp Lejeune lung cancer lawsuit attorney at Riddle & Brantley can consult with you for free and help determine your best available legal options for seeking compensation. Keep in mind that we don’t get paid unless you do.
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Our Camp Lejeune lung cancer lawyers have also been recognized by many prestigious memberships and awards (see disclaimer below), including:
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
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- 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 lung cancer claim, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the quick and convenient form below. There is never any obligation, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless you receive compensation. So call 1-800-525-7111 today, and let’s see how we can help.
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