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.
Exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has been linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
If you’re considering filing a Camp Lejeune Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 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 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and other conditions.
If you or a family member were at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, and have developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify to file a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit instantly.
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:
Tetrachloroethylene (PCE or PERC)
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.
An increased risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma has been identified by professionals who've studied the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and veteran medical records as a particularly common diagnosis.
Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma is a type of cancer that begins in the lymph nodes/lymphatic system, causing white blood cells to grow abnormally and triggering tumors to grow throughout the body.
Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma can develop due to a number of different causes, including inherited/genetic or environmental/non-inherited and exposure-related risk factors.
In the case of Camp Lejeune water contamination, exposure to certain industrial chemicals or toxic chemicals has been found to potentially cause Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2022:
Over 80,000 cases of Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma will be diagnosed.
About 20,000 people will die from Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma diagnosis can be linked to a number of different factors, both environmental factors and non-environmental, genetic factors.
According to the Mayo Clinic, environmental Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma causes include, but are not limited to:
Medications that suppress the immune system
Certain viral and bacterial infections
Chemical Exposure: Chemicals such as those present in Roundup, as well as other chemical contaminants in water supplies may increase the risk for developing non Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
The water contamination at Camp Lejeune is no exception to the chemical exposure risk for non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has sufficient scientific and medical evidence which shows that exposure to Perchloroethylene (PCE), Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Benzene at Camp Lejeune may have caused Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Research on the relation between PCE, TCE and Benzene exposure and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma include:
Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Occupational exposure to trichloroethylene and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and its major subtypes: a pooled InterLymph analysis
Global Epidemiology: Systematic review of perchloroethylene and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Environmental Research: A systematic review and meta-analysis of occupational exposures and risk of follicular lymphoma
Planetary Health: Benzene exposure and non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis of human studies
American Association for Cancer Research: Benzene exposure and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Mayo Clinic: A case-control study of occupational exposure to trichloroethylene and non-hodgkin lymphoma
Non Hodgkin Lymphoma, albeit a common cancer diagnosis, can have serious complications if not treated as soon as the warning signs appear.
The symptoms of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma include the following:
Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits or groin
Abdominal pain or swelling
Chest pain, coughing or trouble breathing
Unexplained weight loss
There are serious complications associated with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma:
Weakened immune system
Increased susceptibility to vaccine side effects
Risk for secondary cancers
Increased risk for heart disease and lung disease
The consumption of Camp Lejeune contaminated water has been linked to a number of cancer and non-cancer diagnoses including, but not limited to:
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 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 compensation, disability benefits and Veterans Affairs (VA) 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 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, a family member or a loved one was exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune between these dates, and developed Non Hodgkin Lymphoma, you may qualify to file a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit.
Non Hodgkin Lymphoma is listed on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) list of conditions that have a presumptive service connection to the Camp Lejeune water contamination.
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