Camp Lejeune: Pancreatic cancer claims

Camp Lejeune: Pancreatic cancer claims video

While pancreatic cancer may be the result of tobacco smoking, obesity, diabetes, and pancreatitis, toxic exposure was also found to increase the risk of developing it. Between 1953 and 1987, a hazardous concoction of industrial solvents was lurking in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune, greatly endangering the health of service members. The average lifetime risk of developing pancreatic cancer is 1 in 64, but for Camp Lejeune veterans, the risk is higher, as they were exposed to tremendous concentrations of hazardous substances. If you were stationed at this military base and now struggle with pancreatic cancer, we encourage you to contact our skilled attorneys, as you might be eligible to file a claim and obtain financial compensation.

Claim Application

Exposure to industrial solvents has a strong association with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Pancreatic cancer

Over 64,000 people receive a pancreatic cancer diagnosis every year in the United States. The prognosis of this malignant disease is grim, as 42% of patients with localized pancreatic cancer and 11% of those with metastatic pancreatic cancer will live for five years or longer.

Since pancreatic cancer is often found when it has already spread to nearby organs, most people have a low survival rate. Up to 25% of cases are the result of tobacco smoking, and smokers are twice as likely to develop pancreatic cancer than non-smokers.

Still, toxic exposure to benzene is also a significant risk factor for this disease. The following toxic agents may also contribute to the development of pancreatic cancer:

  • pesticides
  • certain dyes
  • petrochemicals
  • carbon tetrachloride
  • trichloroethylene
  • methyl chloride

Regular exposure to benzene and chlorinated hydrocarbons is associated with a high risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a study from the medical journal Cancer Causes & Control. Although the mechanisms by which these chemicals trigger pancreatic cancer are not completely understood at the moment, scientists believe they may reach the pancreas through the bloodstream or refluxed bile and subsequently cause damage to the organ. Furthermore, benzene exposure was associated with a higher frequency of K-ras mutations in pancreatic tumors, and a higher benzene level was also found in bile aspirates of pancreatic cancer patients than in those with benign biliary conditions. These harmful chemicals were present in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune during the last century.

We can efficiently help you file a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim for pancreatic cancer

Our law firm has been successfully pursuing toxic exposure cases for over 30 years, and we are glad to offer you the quality assistance you deserve. If you spent time at Camp Lejeune during the last century and developed pancreatic cancer, you should get in touch with our experienced attorneys. As a veteran, you will only have to provide our legal team with your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records. We can help you file a claim with the VA as well.

If we deem you eligible, we will promptly begin working on it, and, in the end, you might obtain the compensation you are entitled to. It is important to note that we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not have to pay anything out of pocket unless we recover money for you. Finally, if you were stationed at other military bases and struggle with pancreatic cancer, you should also contact us, as we might be able to help you, too.