Camp Lejeune: Laryngeal cancer claims

Camp Lejeune: Laryngeal cancer claims video

Although laryngeal cancer is typically associated with aging, smoking tobacco, excessive alcohol consumption, and poor diet, it can also be caused by exposure to toxic substances. For decades, harmful volatile organic compounds were present in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Between 1975 and 1985, a comprehensive study was conducted in the United States to assess the causes of death in over 150,00 Marines and Navy personnel stationed at Camp Lejeune. This study is one of the most extensive of its kind and considered all underlying causes of death, including those associated with the chemicals present in the drinking water at the military base. If you spent at least one month at this military base while the drinking water was contaminated and are now diagnosed with laryngeal cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.

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Studies associate exposure to PCE to laryngeal cancer

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Chlorinated solvents have been extensively used on military bases and in various industries. However, their usage has reduced in recent times due to factors such as their toxicity and environmental impact. Some of these solvents have been associated with the development of laryngeal and hypolaryngeal cancers.

PCE was classified as a probable carcinogen chemical in 2012. A comprehensive study published in 2017 found evidence that high exposure to perchloroethylene (PCE) may increase the risk of laryngeal cancer.

The Camp Lejeune military base was greatly contaminated by perchloroethylene, which is also known as tetrachloroethylene. The contamination source was an off-base dry cleaning firm.

According to the model results, perchloroethylene concentration exceeded the current EPA maximum contaminant level in the water supplied from the Tarawa Terrace water treatment plant from November 1957 to February 1987. As time passed, perchloroethylene degraded in the groundwater to trichloroethylene (TCE) and vinyl chloride.

The TCE level at Camp Lejeune was shockingly high

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Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a volatile, colorless liquid substance created by chemical synthesis. It was used on military bases as a degreasing solvent for metal equipment.

According to a study, trichloroethylene exposure might also cause cancers of the respiratory system and cancers of the lung, larynx, and pharynx, although more research is required in this respect.

Trichloroethylene is also responsible for other respiratory diseases, such as asthma and chronic bronchitis. Laboratory tests on animals showed that when this chlorinated solvent accumulates in cells, it is cytotoxic and can also cause uncontrollably healthy cell division. TCE degrades slowly and remains in the environment for a long time, passing through soil and accumulating in groundwater as it happened at Camp Lejeune military base, where the trichloroethylene level at Hadnot Point was shockingly high, 280 times higher than the safe limit.

Because this chlorinated solvent was used extensively by the US military to degrease equipment, contaminated soil and groundwater can be found near a number of current and former military bases.

We can help you file your Camp Lejeune water contamination claim for laryngeal cancer

With over 30 years of experience, our lawyers are ready to help you determine whether you are eligible to file a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim if you are a veteran who struggles with laryngeal cancer. To initiate the legal process, which is fast and simple, you will only have to send in your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records. After carefully assessing these documents, we will let you know if you are entitled to financial compensation from the VA or the government. Family members of veterans who lived at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, may also be eligible for financial compensation.

Veterans who are not able to participate in the legal process due to their severe health condition can ask a family member to assist them in navigating the steps. Our compassionate team will do all in its power to ease the process for you by taking care of the most daunting aspects so you can focus on your health and treatment.