Between 1953 and 1987, toxic substances contaminated wells, treatment plants and other sources of drinking water at United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
Military members, family members and civilian workers exposed to these dangerous chemicals have been diagnosed with often fatal medical conditions including several types of cancer and other diseases.
Exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune has been linked to Kidney Cancer and Chronic Kidney Disease.
If you’re considering filing a Camp Lejeune Kidney Cancer Lawsuit, you likely have some questions. Below, our attorneys look at the studies conducted on the water contamination at Camp Lejeune, and evidence linking these substances to kidney cancer and other conditions.
If you were at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, and subsequently developed kidney cancer, contact TorHoerman Law for a free case evaluation or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify to file a Camp Lejeune Kidney Cancer Lawsuit instantly.
There were a number of dangerous chemicals present in the water at Camp Lejeune that have been linked to disastrous health conditions.
Both the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have identified contaminants at Camp Lejeune.
The four (4) main chemicals that contaminated water at Camp Lejeune were:
There were over 70 other toxic chemicals found in the water, all at varying rates over the decades water was most contaminated.
The toxic chemicals came from both military use, and also from groundwater leakage originating from an off base dry cleaner.
Visit this page to learn more about what caused Camp Lejeune water contamination.
The Honoring Our PACT Act is a new bill recently signed into law by President Biden that affords new health care benefits to veterans exposed to toxic chemicals during their military service.
Within the PACT Act is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which allows those exposed to contaminated water at the military base to sue and recover damages.
Kidney Cancer has been identified by professionals who've studied the contaminated water and medical records of those stationed at Camp Lejeune as a particularly common diagnosis.
Kidney cancer, kidney disease, and other renal disorders were common, tragic adverse health outcomes of people exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune.
Kidney cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the kidneys, two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist, located behind abdominal organs on either side of the spine.
The American Cancer Society estimates that each year, roughly 79,000 kidney cancer cases will be diagnosed, and almost 14,000 people will die from the disease.
Kidney cancer cases develop in various types, the most common being renal cell carcinoma, with around 85% of diagnoses. Other, rarer types of kidney cancer cases can also develop. Wilms' Tumor is a type of kidney cancer that child patients are most commonly diagnosed with.
Kidney cancer symptoms can include the following:
There are many other potential, less obvious symptoms of kidney cancer.
Contact a medical professional as soon as possible if you're experiencing any possible kidney cancer symptoms.
Kidney cancer cases may be onset by a number of environmental, genealogical, or health-related causes.
Previous public health studies and other scientific research has found the following risk factors for kidney cancer:
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has identified the water at Camp Lejeune as putting those exposed at an increased risk of kidney cancer and chronic kidney disease.
Research on the relation of trichloroethylene exposure and kidney cancer include:
The consumption of Camp Lejeune contaminated water has been linked to a number of cancer and non-cancer diagnoses.
Other injuries related to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination include, but are not limited to:
Service members, their families, civilian workers, and countless others were diagnosed with deadly health conditions, and for years could not secure the benefits they desperately need.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a new piece of legislation that has been signed into law by President Biden.
This bill is encompassed by the Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, which grants new benefits to veterans exposed to toxic substances during their military service.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act affords Camp Lejeune residents the ability to sue and recover damages for exposure to the toxic substances in the water supply, one of the first times the federal government has allowed legal action of this sort.
The new bill overrides a previous North Carolina statute that barred lawsuits for Camp Lejeune water contamination.
Camp Lejeune veterans and Camp Lejeune families will be able to secure compensation for health problems and medical expenses related to the toxic chemicals they were exposed to while living on the base.
Those eligible will file Camp Lejeune lawsuits in the U.S. District Court: Eastern District of North Carolina.
In the past, several bills were introduced to address the issue at the North Carolina military base but none have had any widespread impact for victims and families.
Now, people who were denied benefits or compensation in the past may have a fair shot at adequate compensation.
With the Senate passage of the PACT Act, and the signing of the bill into law by President Biden, Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits are able to be filed by any person exposed to contaminated water at the Marine Corps base between 1953 and 1987.
If you or a loved one was exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune between these dates, and meet other certain criteria, you may qualify to file a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit.
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