Camp Lejeune Prostate Cancer Lawsuit [2022 Update]

Camp Lejeune Prostate 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 these dangerous chemicals have been diagnosed with often fatal medical conditions including several types of cancer and other diseases.

Camp Lejeune Prostate Cancer Lawsuit

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

If you’re considering filing a Camp Lejeune Prostate 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 prostate cancer and other conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s speculated that the high number of prostate cancer cases result from exposure to Tetrachloroethylene (PCE or PERC) and Trichloroethylene (TCE).

These two substances are commonly used as dry cleaning agents and degreasers for heavy machinery.

A significant source of PCE and TCE contamination came from ABC Cleaners, an off base dry cleaner located right by the Tarawa Terrace Water Treatment Plant.

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:

  • Tetrachloroethylene (PCE or PERC)
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Vinyl Chloride
  • 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.

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

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Prostate Cancer Linked To Contaminated Water At Camp Lejeune

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

About Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a small gland in males that produces seminal fluid and transports sperm.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, and has a relatively high survival rate.

Though the survival rate is high for prostate cancer, it is still an extremely serious and debilitating disease with potential lifelong effects.

Symptoms of prostate cancer include:

  • Blood in semen and urine
  • Trouble urinating
  • Bone pain
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Erectile dysfunction

Prostate Cancer Complications

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

  • Metastasizing (spreading) of cancer to other parts of the body
  • Urinary Incontinence, the loss of bladder control
  • Erectile dysfunction

As mentioned previously, the high survival rate for prostate cancer (around 95%) should not signal that the cancer is not as serious as other forms of the disease.

It's recommended that men over the age of 55 attend a prostate exam every 1-3 years.

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
  • 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 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.

Camp Lejeune Prostate Cancer Lawsuit

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With the Senate passage of the PACT Act, and the imminent 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.

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.

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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