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Camp Lejeune multiple myeloma claims

As a type of bone marrow cancer, multiple myeloma occurs in over 35,000 people across the country annually. While healthy plasma cells help the body fight infections by releasing antibodies that recognize germs, when someone has multiple myeloma, malignant plasma cells build up in the bone marrow and crowd out healthy blood cells. Therefore, rather than producing useful antibodies, the damaged cells produce abnormal proteins that cause health complications. Camp Lejeune veterans have a 68% greater risk of multiple myeloma than veterans who were stationed at other military bases, as exposure to benzene, which lurked in the drinking water, is a major risk factor for this disease.

In addition to causing leukemia, benzene exposure can also lead to the development of multiple myeloma. Because the benzene metabolites affect hematopoietic stem cells, researchers found out that it was associated with all lymphohematic cancers, including multiple myeloma. The effects of long-term benzene exposure on the blood and blood-forming tissues include:

  • depletion of bone marrow cells
  • bone demineralization
  • alterations of red cell function
  • a low white blood cell count

Finally, exposure to trichloroethylene, another chemical present in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune, was also found to be a significant risk factor for multiple myeloma. Cumulative exposure to the solvent was associated with a considerably higher risk of multiple myeloma, according to the researchers. If you spent time at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was contaminated and now suffer from multiple myeloma, we advise you to get in touch with us, as you might be entitled to financial compensation.

Quality assistance for Camp Lejeune veterans and family members with multiple myeloma

Our expert team has over 35 years of experience in reviewing toxic exposure and personal injury claims, so if you developed multiple myeloma due to having drunk toxic water at Camp Lejeune, do not hesitate to contact us. The process of evaluating your case is simple and will mostly take place over the phone. We will only request your military records or evidence of your stay at the military base and your medical records. Eligible individuals will be promptly directed to a reliable, trustworthy attorney to have their claims filed.

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