Between 1953 and 1987, toxic substances and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) 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.
The cancers associated with exposure at Camp Lejeune include liver cancer, esophageal cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and many more.
If you’re considering filing a Camp Lejeune Liver 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 liver cancer and other conditions.
If you were at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, and subsequently developed liver 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 Liver Cancer Lawsuit instantly.
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If you or a loved one lived at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between 1953 and 1987 and subsequently developed liver cancer, you may qualify for a Camp Lejeune Liver Cancer Lawsuit.
An increased risk of liver cancer has been identified by medical professionals who’ve studied the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune as a particularly common diagnosis.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) conducted many scientific studies on the Camp Lejeune water supply, and found that residents with long-term exposure suffered from higher rates of liver cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, rectal cancer, and many other deadly forms of cancer.
Liver cancer is a cancer that begins in the cells in the liver, football-sized organ that sits in the upper right portion of the abdomen, beneath the diaphragm and above the stomach.
An average of 41,000 cases of liver cancer are diagnosed every year, and up to an average of 30,000 people die every year of liver cancer.
Liver cancer spreads, or metastasizes, relatively quickly and can be debilitating.
It’s important that if a person is experiencing symptoms of liver cancer, they seek medical attention immediately.
Symptoms of liver cancer often include:
It’s speculated that the high number of liver cancer cases at Camp Lejeune result from exposure to chemical risk factors such as Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Vinyl Chloride.
Liver cancer was named in the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR) report that detailed exposure to certain chemicals, such as TCE, at the military base.
A significant source of TCE contamination came from ABC Cleaners, an off base dry cleaner located right by the Tarawa Terrace Water Treatment Plant.
Scientific evidence has also pointed to vinyl chloride, another main contaminant at Camp Lejeune, as a potential risk factor for liver cancer.
The National Cancer Institute lists a rare type of liver cancer, hepatic angiosarcoma, as potentially linked to vinyl chloride exposure.
Vinyl chloride has also been linked to Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver Disease), another common diagnosis amongst those who consumed contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune.
Scientific evidence and further research on the relation between chemical contamination and liver cancer include the following:
With the Senate passage of the PACT Act, and the imminent signing of the bill into law by President Biden, Camp Lejeune 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 Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between these dates, and have been diagnosed with liver cancer, you may qualify to file a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit.
Contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation or use the chatbot on our website for a free case evaluation to see if you qualify instantly.
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There were a number of dangerous chemicals present in the water 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.
Visit this page to learn more about what was in the water at Camp Lejeune.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a list of certain diseases they say have a “presumptive service connection” to Camp Lejeune water contamination.
This list of diseases may not encompass the full scope of injuries suffered by those exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune.
The consumption of Camp Lejeune contaminated water has been linked to a number of cancer and non-cancer diagnoses including, but 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 is soon to be 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.
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 suit 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.