While we know that when soldiers head off to war their lives may often be in danger, we don’t typically worry as much while they are stateside and living on a military base. This is why the news of the water contamination at Camp Lejeune was such a blow to the military and veteran community: they never could have imagined something like this could happen on a military base in the United States.
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination is Linked to Many Forms of Cancer
Many of the illnesses caused by the Camp Lejeune water contamination can be life threatening. The toxic contaminants in the water at Camp Lejeune are known to cause different forms of cancer, including:
- Leukemia – a form of cancer that begins by attacking the white blood cells
- Aplastic anemia – another rare condition; here, the body stops making a sufficient supply of blood cells.
- Multiple myeloma – a cancer that forms in the white blood cells known as plasma cells.
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a cancer that begins in the lymphatic system, with a wide range of subcategories
- Cancers that attack organs such as that of the bladder, kidney, liver, and more
What to Include When Filing a Claim
If you are filing a claim due to illness caused by exposure, it helps to include documentation that shows you were at Camp Lejeune between Aug. 1, 1953 and Dec. 31, 1987. It should show that you lived there for at least 30 days.
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Are you a veteran with an illness caused by exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune? Chisholm, Chisholm & Kilpatrick has over 25 years of experience representing veterans in their disability compensation claims, including exposure-related claims. Contact us now for a free case evaluation.
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