Even though kidney cancer is often the result of high blood pressure, smoking, and obesity, it can also be caused by drinking toxic water at military bases such as Camp Lejeune. During the last century, the drinking water at the military base was heavily contaminated with volatile organic compounds, exposure to which promotes the development of kidney cancer, among other serious diseases.
Veterans who spent time at Camp Lejeune have a 35% greater risk of developing kidney cancer. Both perchloroethylene and trichloroethylene are carcinogenic to humans. Exposure to the former is correlated with kidney cancer, whereas exposure to the latter has a definitive association with the disease. Once inside the body, trichloroethylene might cause renal toxicity if present in large amounts, which is a risk factor for kidney cancer.
In 2009, the National Research Council reviewed the scientific evidence on the link between renal toxicity and trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene exposure at Camp Lejeune. The report included a comprehensive examination of human and animal studies on the renal toxicity caused by exposure to these solvents. According to the results, chronic exposure to trichloroethylene in mice results in the following, which are associated with kidney cancer:
If you spent time at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and now suffer from kidney cancer, we encourage you to contact Atraxia Law, as our team of experts can easily determine your eligibility so you can know whether you are entitled to financial compensation for your unjust suffering. The process is very simple and will mostly take place over the phone, as we understand how physically and emotionally draining struggling with cancer can be.
Our team of professionals has over 35 years of experience in assessing toxic exposure and personal injury claims. If you were stationed at Camp Lejeune, either as a Marine or a family member of one, and now have kidney cancer, do not hesitate to contact us. We will carefully and thoroughly evaluate your case to find out whether you are eligible to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim. Eligible individuals will be put in touch with a reliable, trustworthy attorney to have their claims filed as soon as possible.
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