The gallbladder is a small organ on the right side of the abdomen, beneath the liver, which stores and concentrates bile, a digestive fluid, from the liver. Over 12,000 people develop gallbladder cancer every year nationwide. While the most common risk factor for gallbladder cancer is gallstones, it has recently been found that it can also be the result of having drunk toxic water at Camp Lejeune during the last century. Exposure to trichloroethylene, a solvent that was present in the drinking water at the military base, increases the risk of developing gallbladder cancer in veterans. Furthermore, exposure to methylene chloride, which might have also lurked in the environment of Camp Lejeune, also increases the risk of developing gallbladder cancer.
Up to 90% of people with gallbladder cancer have gallstones, so if you are a Camp Lejeune veteran or family member with this health problem, you should keep a close eye on your health, as your chances of coming to struggle with cancer are significantly greater. If you suspect you have this disease, these are the symptoms you should look out for and for which you should seek medical assistance immediately:
Perchloroethylene exposure also has a strong association with gallbladder cancer, and so do the following solvents, which were lurking in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987:
If you spent time at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was contaminated and now struggle with gallbladder cancer, do not hesitate to contact our team of professionals, which will gladly help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim and obtain financial compensation for your unjust suffering. Because we understand how physically and emotionally draining having cancer can be, we will go to great lengths to simplify the process for you, which will mostly take place over the phone. We have the necessary experience, resources, skills, and knowledge to help you determine your eligibility.
With over 35 years of experience in assessing toxic exposure and personal injury claims, our expert team is ready to offer you quality assistance if you lived at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was toxic and now struggle with gallbladder cancer, either as a veteran or a family member of one. The only documents we will need to evaluate your case are your military records, which you must retrieve, or proof of your stay at the military base, and your medical records. If we find out that you are entitled to compensation, we will promptly direct you to a reputable, top-notch attorney who can file your claim as soon as possible.
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