People with kidney cancer from contaminated water can receive between $150,000 and $225,000
Every year, over 68,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with kidney cancer. While the causes of this disease vary greatly, from high blood pressure to smoking, toxic exposure is also a risk factor for kidney cancer. More specifically, exposure to benzene and vinyl chloride was found to increase the risk of kidney cancer significantly.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information discovered that individuals with a history of benzene exposure were at a significantly elevated risk for kidney cancer. Moreover, the risk of kidney cancer increased with the duration of exposure to benzene and vinyl chloride. Trichloroethylene exposure is also associated with kidney cancer. Consequently, the more contaminated water you drank at Camp Lejeune, the more likely you are to develop this awful disease.
If you developed kidney cancer following your stay at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, you might be eligible to file an injury claim and a VA claim. The sum of money you can receive if you take legal action ranges between $150,000 and $225,000, compensation which can be very useful if you struggle financially due to the cost of your healthcare and treatment.
Our attorneys specialize in toxic exposure and can help you recover compensation
With over two decades of experience, our legal team is ready to offer you the assistance you need if you are a toxic exposure victim. To become eligible for compensation and VA benefits, you must have spent at least 30 consecutive days at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and have a diagnosis of kidney cancer. If you are a veteran, you will have to retrieve your military records and your medical records and send these documents to us, whereas if you are a family member of one affected by toxic exposure, we will need proof of your stay at Camp Lejeune and your medical records.
After we thoroughly assess your case, we will establish whether you qualify to file a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim or lawsuit and a VA claim. If you do, our resourceful and knowledgeable attorneys will begin preparing the claims for submission as soon as possible. During this part of the process, your involvement will be minimal, which will allow you to focus on your health and treatment, as we are well aware that victims of toxic exposure usually need a lot of time to invest in their wellbeing. Eventually, you may obtain the financial compensation you are entitled to and the VA benefits you qualify for.