Camp Lejeune Lung Cancer Lawsuit [2022 Update]

Camp Lejeune Lung Cancer Lawsuit Overview

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 the dangerous chemicals in Camp Lejeune’s water supply have been diagnosed with often fatal medical conditions including several types of cancer and other diseases.

Camp Lejeune Lung Cancer Lawsuit

The cancers associated with exposure at Camp Lejeune include lung cancer, prostate cancer, esophageal cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer, and more.

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If you’re considering filing a Camp Lejeune Lung 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 Lung Cancer and other conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

There were a number of dangerous chemicals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

The four (4) main chemicals that contaminated water at Camp Lejeune were:

  1. Tetrachloroethylene (PCE or PERC)
  2. Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  3. Vinyl Chloride
  4. Benzene

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 caused Camp Lejeune water contamination.

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.

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Lung Cancer Linked To Contaminated Water At Camp Lejeune

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An increased risk of lung 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 lung cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, rectal cancer, and many other deadly forms of cancer.

About Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer is one of the most deadly forms of the disease.

Lung cancer claims the lives of over 130,000 people so far in 2022.

Lung cancer is expressed in two (2) forms:

1. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer, covering around 85% of diagnoses.

Non-small cell lung cancer is further divided into three (3) types:

2. Small Cell Lung Cancer

Small cell lung cancer is the least common type of lung cancer and spreads much faster than non-small cell lung cancer.

There are two (2) types of small cell lung cancer:

All types of lung cancer have the ability to spread to other parts of the body.

Symptoms of lung cancer include, but are not limited to:

  • Persistent coughing and coughing up blood
  • Chest pain that won't go away
  • Shortness of breath and wheezing
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Pneumonia
  • Swollen lymph-nodes
  • Body aches and other unexplained pain

Lung Cancer Complications

There are serious complications associated with lung cancer, especially if treatment isn't undertaken as soon as the warning signs appear:

  • Metastasizing (spreading) of cancer to other parts of the body
  • Fluid in the chest (pleural effusion)
  • Risk of infection
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Severe pain and weakness
  • Death

If you are experiencing symptoms of lung cancer, seek medical attention immediately.

This disease is extremely serious and if treatment isn't sought as soon as possible, chances at full recovery are slim.

What Other Health Conditions Has Water Contamination At Camp Lejeune Been Linked To?

The consumption of Camp Lejeune contaminated water has been linked to a number of cancer and non-cancer diagnoses including, but not limited to:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Adult Leukemia
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Renal Toxicity
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver Disease)
  • Miscarriage, infertility and birth defects
  • Many more diagnoses

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.

What Is The Camp Lejeune Justice Act Aiming To Do?

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The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a new piece of legislation that has been signed into law by President Biden.

This new law is encompassed by the Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, which grants new healthcare and Veterans Affairs (VA) disability 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.

Camp Lejeune Lung Cancer Lawsuit

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With 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.

TorHoerman Law is accepting clients for the Camp Lejeune Cancer Lawsuits in all 50 states.

Camp Lejeune Victims: contact us or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify for legal action instantly.

Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you are not required to pay attorney fees unless your case wins compensation.

We thank the brave veterans for their service to our country. Now let us serve you.

Our law firm is dedicated to achieving justice for service members and their families.

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