Coping With Cancer Caused By Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Exposure

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Team of Toxic Tort Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Celebrated as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Aggressively Litigate to Demand the Highest Compensation for Veterans and Their Families Who were Diagnosed with Cancer After Being Exposed to Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River.

Doctors & Veteran Soldiers From 1953 to 1987, the water supplies at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina, were contaminated. During that time, service members, their families, and civilian contractors living or working on both bases were exposed to hazardous chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Altogether, approximately 70 toxins, such as benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride (VC), were found in the drinking water. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), many of the chemicals discovered in the water are classified as carcinogens. In addition to causing cancer, exposure to these harmful substances is known to increase the risk of female infertility, birth defects, Parkinson’s disease, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. If you, or someone that you care about, have developed cancer or other health issues due to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.

Soon to be signed into law, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, which is contained in the Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, is intended to deal with the problems affecting veterans who were exposed to harmful substances during their service. Consequently, the new legislation will permit victims who have been harmed from the contaminated water on-base to file claims against the United States federal government. Even if you suffered health complications years ago and were previously denied justice, you can now pursue the justice that you rightfully deserve. If you are unsure about your legal options, we strongly encourage you to contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Our elite team of lawyers would be honored to listen to your story, evaluate your situation, and determine your legal options.

With more than 23 years of experience in litigating personal injury and toxic exposure cases, Jed Dietrich, Esq. is enthusiastically committed to fighting for the legal rights of the Marines and their loved ones who were carelessly exposed to hazardous substances while serving our country. For more information, please contact us at 716-839-3939 or by completing our online consultation form. There has never been a better time for our highly experienced litigators to evaluate your potential claim.

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Medical Problems

Oncology Room According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Marines and their family members who served at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River from August 1953 through December 1987 for at least 30 cumulative days are eligible for health care benefits. Scientific and medical data revealed a strong correlation between exposure to on-base water contaminants and the development of any of the following conditions:

  1. Kidney cancer;
  2. Liver cancer;
  3. Breast cancer;
  4. Bladder cancer;
  5. Esophageal cancer;
  6. Lung cancer;
  7. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma;
  8. Leukemia;
  9. Multiple myeloma;
  10. Aplastic anemia;
  11. Other myelodysplastic syndromes;
  12. Parkinson’s disease;
  13. Female infertility;
  14. Miscarriage;
  15. Hepatic steatosis;
  16. Neurobehavioral effects;
  17. Renal toxicity; and
  18. Scleroderma.

Our compassionate lawyers acknowledge that the diagnosis of cancer or any of the above health problems can be shocking for victims and, ultimately, their families. The intense psychological trauma is worsened by grave ambiguity about the victim’s future. Those brave men and women who fought for our country deserve the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested team to fight for their right to monetary compensation.



Coping With Your Cancer Diagnosis

If you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River at any point from 1953 to 1987 and have noticed any usual signs or symptoms, it is vital to contact your doctor for a screening. Generally, the earlier the cancer is detected, the lower risk you have of dying. After discussing irregularities, such as fatigue, bloody stool, unintended weight loss, weakness, and abdominal pain, your doctor may refer you to an oncologist. Oncologists are specialists in diagnosing and treating cancer. Once you have been diagnosed with cancer, knowing what to expect and properly preparing can alleviate some stress. To cope with your diagnosis, our compassionate attorneys recommend the following:

  1. Get the Facts: Try to get as much information as possible regarding your diagnosis so that you can make informed decisions about your treatment;
  2. Learn About Treatment Options: Your oncologist should discuss the positives and negatives of all viable treatment options before determining the preferable one;
  3. Talk About it: You should be honest with your loved ones about your cancer diagnosis, and it may also help to find a support group with other cancer survivors;
  4. Anticipate Changes: Plan for possible physical and mental changes so that you can better handle your treatment; and
  5. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle: Choosing a healthy diet and a sufficient sleep schedule will help you better manage the additional fatigue and stress from treatment.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s leading lawyers sympathize with your feelings of anger, resentment, and sadness after being diagnosed with cancer. Jed Dietrich, Esq. possesses the expertise, legal knowledge, and proven results to demand the money that you deserve for your unnecessary pain and suffering, as well as other losses caused by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Distinguished with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, our law firm wants you to focus on recovering, and we will take care of everything else. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated attorneys are available to answer all of your questions 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939. Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out how we can help you.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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