As the sixth leading cause of cancer death in the country, liver cancer can be the result of excessive alcohol consumption, hepatitis B, tobacco smoking, cirrhosis, and obesity. However, exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune can also cause liver cancer, as the water was heavily contaminated with volatile organic compounds during the last century. Exposure to vinyl chloride and trichloroethylene increases the risk of liver cancer by five times in veterans who were stationed at the military base. Furthermore, vinyl chloride exposure can cause liver angiosarcoma and hepatocellular carcinoma, two liver cancer forms. Exposure has a synergistic effect with other risk factors, such as alcohol consumption and chronic viral infection.
It is worth noting that vinyl chloride is mutagenic, meaning it causes changes in the DNA of a cell. The chemical is associated with the following, which precede the development of liver cancer:
If you spent time at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and now struggle with liver cancer, we advise you to contact Atraxia Law, as you might be entitled to financial compensation for your unjust suffering. Our team of professionals will carefully and thoroughly assess your case.
With over 35 years of experience in evaluating toxic exposure and personal injury claims, our expert team is ready to help you determine whether you can file a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim if you came to struggle with liver cancer due to having drunk toxic water at the military base. The process is very simple and will mostly take place over the phone, as we understand how overwhelming suffering from cancer can be. Eligible veterans and family members will be directed to a reliable, specialized attorney to have their claims filed as soon as possible.
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