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Our attorneys may be able to secure compensation from a Camp Lejeune cancer lawsuit on your behalf. If you were exposed to contaminated Camp Lejeune drinking water, contact McKay Law today.

Camp Lejeune Cancer Lawsuit: Water Contamination Health Issues

From 1953 to 1987, almost a million veterans, their families, and civilian workers were potentially exposed to toxic chemicals in the drinking water at the Camp Lejeune military base.

Exposure to these chemicals may increase the risk of various cancers, birth defects, and other health-related problems.

Health issues arising from Camp Lejeune water poisoning may include:

  • Adult leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Birth defects
  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cardiac defects
  • Cervical cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphomas
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Scleroderma

How Much Do Lawyers for Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims Cost?

At McKay Law, our Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means there aren’t any upfront or out-of-pocket costs.

Our Camp Lejeune cancer lawsuit lawyers only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to filing a claim with our team.

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What Determines Camp Lejeune Cancer Lawsuit Settlement Amounts?

Potential water contamination at Camp Lejeune cancer lawsuit settlement amounts may be influenced by a variety of different factors in each case, like:

  • Any lost wages from being unable to work
  • The cost of past, current, and future medical expenses
  • How long you were exposed to the contaminated drinking water
  • The type of cancer or disease you have

With that being said, every case is different, and there’s no guarantee of compensation with any legal claim.

What Are the Symptoms of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?

Exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune can cause a range of serious health conditions, including multiple types of cancer, Parkinson’s, and more.

Initial symptoms of these health concerns include neurobehavioral effects, or changes to your behavior and cognitive functioning.

Camp Lejeune water contamination symptoms may include:

  • Cholera
  • Confusion
  • Cramping
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Hepatitis A
  • Lack of coordination
  • Light sensitivity
  • Nausea
  • Numbness in limbs
  • Skin infections (like dermatitis or impetigo)
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Vomiting

If you were exposed to contaminated Camp Lejeune drinking water and are suffering from any of these symptoms, schedule a visit with your doctor.

What Was in the Water at Camp Lejeune?

Toxic chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were detected in the drinking water supplied by certain water treatment plants at Camp Lejeune. Most of these compounds have been classified as carcinogenic (cancer causing) or probably carcinogenic.

The following chemicals and solvents were found in the water at Camp Lejeune: 

  • Benzene
  • ​​Perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Vinyl chloride (VC)

The contaminated water was then provided to the barracks, family housing, and other buildings on base, which put nearly a million military service members, civilian workers, and their families at risk of potentially severe health issues.

Is Camp Lejeune Water Safe Now?

Most likely, yes. From the early 1950s to the 1980s, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was potentially contaminated with dangerous chemicals that can cause various types of cancer and other severe health issues.

The U.S. Marine Corps discovered dangerous chemicals in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune in 1982, and the most heavily contaminated wells were shut down in 1985.

Get Help Filing a Camp Lejeune Cancer Lawsuit

If you or your loved one were potentially exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, contact McKay Law today. You may be eligible for compensation that can help pay for medical treatment and more.

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