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Camp Lejeune brain cancer claims

With a survival rate of only 36%, brain cancer is a very aggressive disease. Brain tumors can greatly impact life quality and eventually be fatal. There are many risk factors for brain cancer, including toxic exposure. Between 1953 and 1987, a concoction of harmful chemicals lurked in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune, endangering the health of service members. Today, veterans and family members who lived at the military base during that time have a higher risk of developing brain cancer. Exposure to chlorinated solvents, which were present in the drinking water at the military base, was found to have a strong association with brain cancer. Specifically, vinyl chloride exposure was shown to have a connection with brain cancer.

It is worth noting that men are more likely to develop brain cancer than women. The causes of this disease include exposure to infections and viruses, head injury, ionizing radiation exposure, seizures, and having one of these hereditary conditions:

  • neurofibromatosis
  • Turcot syndrome
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • Li-Fraumeni syndrome
  • nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome
  • von Hippel-Lindau disease

Therefore, if you are a Camp Lejeune veteran or family member with one of the above conditions, you should pay close attention to your health and regularly check your brain, as your risk of developing cancer is significantly higher. Chlorinated solvents, such as methylene chloride, 1,2- dichloroethane, and perchloroethylene, have been believed to be a cause of glioma, as they can easily cross the blood-brain barrier. This is a form of brain tumor that can be malignant, developing in the gluey supportive cells that surround nerve cells. Finally, parental exposure to solvents can cause childhood brain tumors. When men are exposed to benzene the year before conceiving, they are twice as likely to have a child with a brain tumor.

Quality assistance for Camp Lejeune veterans and family members with brain cancer

With over 35 years of experience in evaluating toxic exposure and personal injury claims, our expert team is ready to help you determine your eligibility if you spent time at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was contaminated and now struggle with brain cancer. The only documents we will request to review your case are your military records, which you must retrieve, or proof of your stay at the military base, and your medical records with your diagnosis. Because we are well aware of how overwhelming suffering from brain cancer can be, we will do our best to simplify the process for you. If we determine that you are entitled to compensation, we will put you in touch with a reliable, trustworthy attorney to have your claim filed.

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