We can efficiently help toxic exposure victims file a lung cancer claim
As the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, lung cancer is a highly prevalent disease. 1 in 16 people will receive a lung cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.
Every year, more than 236,000 Americans develop this awful disease.
While smoking is responsible for most cases, over 15% of lung cancer diagnoses are caused by toxic exposure, which usually occurs in the workplace or in the military. Individuals who come to struggle with lung cancer as a consequence of toxic exposure may be entitled to financial compensation.
For over 30 years, our law firm has been offering quality assistance to toxic exposure victims diagnosed with lung cancer. Our skilled lung cancer attorneys will thoroughly assess your situation to determine whether you qualify for filing a lung cancer claim. Because we know how overwhelming suffering from this terrible disease can be, we will take care of the most complex aspects of the legal process on your behalf so that your involvement will be minimal. We provide legal assistance to:
Over 800 toxic chemicals are known to cause over 7K lung cancer cases in veterans yearly
Currently, there are 679 military bases across the country where PFAS and other toxic chemicals lurk. Everyone who was stationed at one was unavoidably exposed to these hazardous agents, particularly if they spent a long time at the military base.
Often, service members lived with their families on military bases, who are now also at high risk of developing lung cancer.
In addition to PFAS, which also stem from the use of aqueous film-forming foam on military bases, the following substances are linked to lung cancer:
- carbon tetrachloride
- polychlorinated biphenyl
- vinyl chloride
- 1,2- dichloroethane
This is by no means a comprehensive list, as there are dozens of toxic chemicals polluting the environment of military bases, particularly industrial solvents. Exposure to such a hazardous concoction of substances increases the risk of lung cancer to a great extent. Moreover, veterans have also been exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and mustard gas during active service, all of which can result in lung cancer. Agent Orange was used as a defoliant during the Vietnam War, while mustard gas was used as a chemical weapon during World War II.
Veterans, family members, and civilians who lived at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, were exposed to contaminated drinking water. Multiple industrial solvents and PFAS lurked in drinking water. The dry-cleaning firm ABC One-Hour Cleaners was a major source of some of these solvents, but service members improperly disposing of toxic products used to clean equipment and weapons also contributed to water contamination. To become eligible to file a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim for lung cancer, you will have to meet the following criteria:
- you were stationed at the military base between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, for at least 30 consecutive days
- you have a lung cancer diagnosis that is related to drinking toxic water
- you must have been honorably discharged from the military
- you must send in your military records, which you must retrieve, if you are a veteran, or evidence of your stay at Camp Lejeune if you are a family member or a civilian
- you must provide our attorneys with your medical records stating your lung cancer diagnosis
Under the new Camp Lejeune Justice Act, veterans can obtain compensation both from the government and the VA. Our law firm, which specializes in toxic exposure, may be able to help you receive money from both sources, so feel free to give us a call to initiate the process.