The appendix is a muscular structure attached to the large intestine. Like nearly any organ in the body, it can be affected by cancer. While the most common causes of appendix cancer include smoking, having a family history of appendix cancer, and being elderly, it has recently come to light that exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune during the last century can also result in this disease. According to studies, appendix cancer is becoming more common, especially among veterans, and toxic exposure plays a major role in its development. Only 1 or 2 out of a million people come to struggle with appendix cancer every year nationwide, and roughly 50% of appendix tumors are malignant.
It is worth noting that appendix cancer is asymptomatic in most people until it spreads to nearby organs, which is why it is usually found during a medical examination the person undergoes for another reason. While medical literature is scarce in research evaluating the association between appendix cancer and toxic exposure, researchers have made the connection between exposure to certain harmful substances and a higher risk of developing this disease. Although today, Camp Lejeune veterans and family members with appendix cancer can seek compensation, in the spring of 2019, the VA denied a former Marine service connection for appendiceal carcinoma. The man subsequently appealed the decision.
If you spent time at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was contaminated and believe you have developed appendix cancer, these are the symptoms you should look out for and for which you should seek medical assistance immediately:
With over 35 years of experience in reviewing toxic exposure and personal injury claims, our team of professionals is ready to offer you the assistance you need if you intend to file a Camp Lejeune claim for appendix cancer. The process is simple and will take place mostly over the phone, as we understand how physically and emotionally draining suffering from cancer can be.
In the regrettable event that you lived at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water contained volatile organic compounds and now struggle with appendix cancer, either as a veteran or a family member of one, Atraxia Law has the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim. The only documents we will request to assess your case are your military records, which you must retrieve, or evidence of your stay at the military base, and your medical records. If we determine that you are entitled to financial compensation, we will promptly direct you to a reliable, trustworthy attorney to have your claim filed as soon as possible.
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