Trichloroethylene exposure has a strong association with kidney cancer
Between 1953 and 1987, the drinking water at two facilities at Camp Lejeune was heavily contaminated with volatile organic compounds, including trichloroethylene, vinyl chloride, and perchloroethylene. These solvents ended up in the drinking water due to their improper disposal by ABC One-Hour Cleaning, a dry-cleaning firm located near the military base. Another source of contamination was service members inadequately using and disposing of solvents that were used to clean up weapons and equipment.
Trichloroethylene exposure might cause kidney cancer, and some evidence suggests that it might also be associated with a high risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and liver cancer. Furthermore, exposure to this solvent was found to induce tumors in the kidney, liver, lung, testicles, and hematopoietic tissue in rodents. Perchloroethylene exposure might cause adverse effects on the kidney, liver, immune system, and hematologic system. Studies of people exposed in occupational settings revealed associations with multiple types of cancer, including bladder cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.
The following are all the cancers drinking toxic water at Camp Lejeune might result in:
- bladder cancer
- esophageal cancer
- lung cancer
- gallbladder cancer
- prostate cancer
- ovarian cancer
- kidney cancer
- non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- pancreatic cancer
- multiple myeloma
- appendix cancer
- brain cancer
- liver cancer
- breast cancer
- soft tissue sarcoma
If you are a veteran or a family member of one who spent time at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was contaminated and experience unusual symptoms, you should immediately seek medical attention, as you might have developed a disease as a consequence of toxic exposure.
File your Camp Lejeune water contamination claim with the assistance of our experienced attorneys
Since 1990, we have been dedicated to providing quality legal assistance to toxic exposure victims, and many of our clients are veterans. If you spent time at Camp Lejeune and now struggle with a disease, do not hesitate to contact us, as you might be eligible to file a claim and obtain compensation. As a veteran, all you need to do to initiate the legal process is to send in your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records. Family members will have to submit evidence of their stay at Camp Lejeune in addition to their medical records.
After we thoroughly evaluate your situation, we will let you know if you are eligible to file a claim. Eligible individuals will promptly have their claims filed, as we are well aware that many toxic exposure victims need extra money to afford treatment, which can be very expensive. If our efforts are successful, you will receive the compensation you deserve for your unjust suffering. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to pay our law firm anything unless we get compensation for you, in which case we will keep a percentage of it.