Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of malignant diseases in which new blood cells in the bone marrow do not mature or become healthy blood cells. They occur in approximately 10,000 people across the country every year. However, veterans and family members who spent time at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was contaminated are more susceptible to developing myelodysplastic syndromes, as the water contained highly toxic chemicals. Benzene exposure is one of the major risk factors for myelodysplastic syndromes, as the solvent is very toxic to the blood components. In fact, daily exposure to 10 ppm of benzene can lead to the occurrence of myelodysplastic syndromes.
It is worth noting that myelodysplastic syndromes often develop before leukemia, which is why people who spent time at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 should keep a close eye on their health if they have this health condition. Exposure to high levels of benzene, often used to clean aircraft and the metallic parts of ground support equipment, has been known for over a century to damage the bone marrow, which can result in a lower than the normal number of circulating blood cells and, ultimately, in myelodysplastic syndromes. Actually, 1 in 3 people with myelodysplastic syndromes will develop a very aggressive cancer of bone marrow cells known as acute myelogenous leukemia.
If you spent time at Camp Lejeune during the last century when the drinking water was toxic and now struggle with myelodysplastic syndromes, do not hesitate to contact Atraxia Law, as we can easily help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim to obtain financial compensation for your unjust suffering. The only documents we will request to assess your case are your military records or proof of your stay at the military base and your medical records with your diagnosis and how it relates to having drunk contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
Our team of professionals has over 35 years of experience in reviewing toxic exposure and personal injury claims, so we have the necessary knowledge, resources, and skills to help you determine your eligibility if you lived at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was contaminated and now have a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndromes. The process is simple and will mostly take place over the phone. If we find out that you are entitled to compensation, we will put you in touch with a reputable, top-notch attorney who will immediately begin working on your claim.
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