Camp Lejeune Multiple Myeloma Lawsuit [2022 Update]

Camp Lejeune Multiple Myeloma 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 and the nearby Marine Corps Air Station New River.

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.

Camp Lejeune Multiple Myeloma Lawsuit

Exposure at Camp Lejeune has been linked to Multiple Myeloma. Multiple Myeloma can greatly impact a person’s life, potentially resulting in other serious health conditions or death.

If you’re considering filing a Camp Lejeune Multiple Myeloma 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 Multiple Myeloma and other conditions.

If you or a family member were at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, and have developed Multiple Myeloma, contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify to file a Multiple Myeloma Claim and a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit instantly.

Frequently Asked Questions

There were a number of dangerous chemicals present in the Camp Lejeune water supply that have been linked to disastrous health conditions.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry identified many dangerous chemicals in the Camp Lejeune water supply.

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.

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 and VA disability benefits to those 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.

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Multiple Myeloma Linked To Contaminated Water At Camp Lejeune

An increased risk of Multiple Myeloma has been identified by professionals who've studied the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and veteran medical records as a particularly common diagnosis.

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About Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell, causing them to grow at abnormally high rates and leading to a number of complications.

Plasma cells originate in the bone marrow, and when growing at uncontrollable rates with Multiple Myeloma, they crowd out healthy blood cells and produce abnormal proteins that can cause dangerous health problems.

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2022:

  • About 34,470 new cases will be diagnosed (19,100 in men and 15,370 in women).

  • About 12,640 deaths are expected to occur (7,090 in men and 5,550 in women).

Multiple Myeloma and its causes

Multiple Myeloma diagnosis can be linked to a number of different factors, both environmental factors and non-environmental, genetic factors.

Risk Factors for Multiple Myeloma include, but are not limited to:

  • Age: The average age for developing Multiple Myeloma is 70 years-old.

  • Race: Multiple Myeloma occurs at twice the rate in black people as it does in white people.

  • Chemical Exposure: Exposure to radiation and water contamination increases the likelihood of being diagnosed with certain cancers, including Multiple Myeloma.

  • Personal Health and Genealogical History: People with certain health conditions have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. These health conditions include people with a history of solitary plasmacytoma of the bone or an M protein in the blood.

In terms of chemical exposure as it relates to Multiple Myeloma, the water contamination at Camp Lejeune is no exception.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) notes that exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE) and benzene have been associated with Multiple Myeloma diagnoses.

Research and public health studies on the relation between TCE and Benzene exposure and Multiple Myeloma include:

Multiple Myeloma Symptoms and Complications

Multiple Myeloma is a serious health condition. Symptoms, complication, and subsequent treatment options may vary from person to person.

The symptoms of Multiple Myeloma include the following:

  • Bone pain, especially in the spine or chest

  • Nausea

  • Constipation

  • Loss of appetite

  • Mental fogginess or confusion

  • Fatigue

  • Frequent infections

  • Weight loss

  • Weakness or numbness in your legs

  • Excessive thirst

There can be serious complications associated with Multiple Myeloma:

  • Frequent infections as the immune system is compromised and is not as able to fight infection

  • Bone problems such as thinning, breaking and fracturing as the bone marrow is impacted

  • Kidney problems or kidney failure

  • Low red blood cell count (also known as anemia)

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

  • Lung Cancer

  • Liver Cancer

  • Breast Cancer

  • Kidney Cancer

  • Adult Leukemia

  • Aplastic Anemia

  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

  • Renal Toxicity

  • Multiple Myeloma

  • Other myelodysplastic syndromes

  • 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.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act: Helping those Exposed to Camp Lejeune's Contaminated Water Supply

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 health care, disability benefits and Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits to veterans exposed to toxic substances during their military service.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act

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 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 disability benefits or compensation in the past may have a fair shot at adequate compensation.

Camp Lejeune Multiple Myeloma Lawsuit

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, a family member or a loved one was exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune between these dates, and developed Multiple Myeloma, you may qualify to file a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit.

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