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Camp Lejeune ovarian cancer claims

Every year, approximately 20,000 women receive a diagnosis of ovarian cancer across the country. While there are many risk factors for this disease, including endometriosis, obesity, never having been pregnant, and inherited gene changes, a more obscure risk factor for ovarian cancer is toxic exposure. Between 1953 and 1987, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was heavily contaminated with volatile organic compounds, and female veterans and the spouses of male veterans who spent time there are now more likely to develop this cancer. Exposure to trichloroethylene, benzene, and perchloroethylene increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer, all of which were present in the water at the military base.

A study evaluated the mortality rate of 20,508 aerospace workers exposed to trichloroethylene. The researchers observed increased ratios for ovarian cancer among women with peak exposure at medium and high levels. Furthermore, benzene exposure also has a connection with ovarian cancer, according to medical studies. The solvent was also present in the water at Camp Lejeune, and service members would be exposed to it during the following activities as well:

  • storage and dispensing of liquid petroleum fuels
  • cleaning and degreasing activities
  • ship, vehicle, and aircraft maintenance servicing, repairs, and overhaul

Lastly, exposure to pesticides and herbicides may increase ovarian cancer risk, so female veterans who served during the Vietnam War and spent time at Camp Lejeune, where Agent Orange was present, now have a high risk of developing the disease. The primary ingredient in Agent Orange, dioxin TCDD, is a highly toxic compound, exposure to which can cause cancer, disrupt hormones, and result in other serious reproductive problems. If you spent time at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was toxic and now struggle with ovarian cancer, either as a veteran or a family member of one, do not hesitate to contact us, as you might be entitled to financial compensation. We can easily assess your claim and determine your eligibility.

File your Camp Lejeune ovarian cancer claim with our expert assistance

In the regrettable event that you were stationed at Camp Lejeune when the drinking water was contaminated and now suffer from ovarian cancer, we encourage you to contact Atraxia Law, as we have the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to help you determine whether you are entitled to financial compensation for your unjust suffering. The only documents we will need to assess your case are your military records, which you must retrieve, or evidence of your stay at the military base, and your medical records. If we establish that you are eligible to file a claim, we will put you in touch with a reliable, trustworthy attorney.

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