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Camp Lejeune Contamination Lawsuits for Kidney Cancer

Individuals who were exposed to the contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune in the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s have received a broad range of diagnoses. To date, one of the most common diagnoses resulting from the Camp Lejeune water contamination has been kidney cancer. 

If you or a loved one who was stationed at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, has been diagnosed with kidney cancer, you should speak with an attorney about your legal rights. Under a new federal statute that President Biden signed into law in August 2022, veterans, contractors, family members, and others now have a two-year window to file claims with the government. Our attorneys can determine if you are entitled to financial compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, and if you are, we can handle your Camp Lejeune lawsuit for kidney cancer on your behalf.

Kidney Cancer Linked to the Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune

While kidney cancer can have a variety of causes, one common cause is exposure to toxins that can damage the kidneys.  Consuming water with elevated levels of toxic chemicals for a relatively short period of time can potentially lead to kidney cancer. For individuals who were exposed to elevated levels of toxic chemicals over a period of months or years at Camp Lejeune, the risk of developing kidney cancer is significant.

Proving that Your (or a Loved One’s) Kidney Cancer Resulted from Exposure at Camp Lejeune

To recover financial compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, claimants must be able to establish a causal link between their exposure and their (or their loved one’s) diagnosed medical condition. However, claimants do not have to establish this causal link with 100 percent certainty.

Instead, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 requires that claimants present evidence which suggests that it is “at least as likely as not” that their (or their loved one’s) condition resulted from exposure to the contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune. In other words, if a doctor determines that there is at least a 50-50 chance that a person’s kidney cancer is the result of exposure at Camp Lejeune, this is enough to establish a claim under the law.

Do You Have a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit for Kidney Cancer?

If you think you may be entitled to compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 (or if you don’t know and would like to find out), we encourage you to contact us for more information. To speak with a lawyer about filing a Camp Lejeune lawsuit for kidney cancer in confidence, please call 800-662-1234 or request a free consultation online today. 

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