Camp Lejeune: Leukemia cancer claims

Camp Lejeune: Leukemia cancer claims video

Between 1953 and 1987, as many as one million people drank toxic water at Camp Lejeune, which is why today, numerous veterans and civilians struggle with debilitating health problems, such as leukemia. Multiple harmful substances present in drinking water have a strong association with leukemia, including benzene, a highly dangerous industrial solvent. Benzene was found to cause chromosome changes in bone marrow cells in laboratory studies, changes that are also present in human leukemia cells. The existence of benzene in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune had two sources - a dry cleaning firm located near the military base and service members using products containing this chemical to clean equipment and weapons. If you were stationed at Camp Lejeune during the 34 years when the drinking water was contaminated for at least 30 consecutive days, we strongly encourage you to get in touch with our skilled attorneys, as you may be entitled to financial compensation.

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Benzene exposure has been associated with leukemia for over a century

For decades, petroleum products containing benzene such as diesel fuel and gasoline have been discharged on U.S. military bases, including Camp Lejeune, thereby contaminating groundwater.

The result was severe toxic exposure among service members and civilians living on the military base with potentially serious health consequences such as leukemia. There is no safe level of benzene exposure.

Benzene exposure increases the risk of developing leukemia by 40%


Veterans and civilians who lived or worked on Camp Lejeune were exposed to toxic contaminants from drinking water. Benzene was one of these harmful substances. Studies found that benzene exposure can increase the risk of several cancers, including leukemia - a disease caused by the overproduction of damaged white blood cells.

Benzene exposure has been associated with a range of acute and long-term adverse health effects, including cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer deemed benzene carcinogenic to humans based on sufficient evidence that this organic chemical compound causes multiple types of leukemia, including:

  • acute myelogenous leukemia
  • acute lymphocytic leukemia
  • chronic lymphocytic leukemia

According to the Department of Medicine at Weill Medical College at the Methodist Hospital of Houston, acute myelogenous leukemia has been proven to be caused by benzene. In fact, in some cases, medical experts can pinpoint genetic damage in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia consistent with past benzene exposure. Furthermore, evidence obtained from laboratory animal studies has shown low birth weights, delayed bone formation, and bone marrow damage when pregnant animals inhaled benzene.

If you are a veteran, a family member of one, or a civilian who spent at least 30 consecutive days at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, drank toxic water, and now struggle with leukemia, do not hesitate to contact our law firm, as we specialize in toxic exposure cases. Our resourceful and experienced attorneys will carefully review your case after you provide us with the necessary documents to let you know whether you are eligible to file a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim or lawsuit.

Our attorneys offer quality legal assistance to Camp Lejeune toxic exposure victims struggling with leukemia

If you are a veteran or civilian who spent time at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was contaminated with industrial solvents and have received a leukemia diagnosis, please give a call to our legal team, as you may be entitled to financial compensation. Still, before filing a claim, our attorneys will need to thoroughly assess your case, which is why we will request your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records as a veteran. As a family member of one or a civilian, you will have to provide us with your employment records or proof of having lived at Camp Lejeune and also your medical records. We can help you file a VA claim as well.

Eligible clients will have a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim or lawsuit filed on their behalf, as our legal team will take care of the most complex aspects of the process. We are aware of how overwhelming suffering from cancer can be, so we will do all in our power to make the legal process as easy to navigate as possible for you. If our endeavors are fruitful, you may receive the maximum compensation available for the severity of your disease. Finally, if you were stationed on another military base and have a diagnosis that makes you eligible for compensation, we might also be able to help you obtain the money you deserve as well.