Camp Lejeune Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit

Between 1953 and 1987, the water supply at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with dangerous chemicals. Exposure to the toxic water has since been linked to many serious health conditions, including pancreatic cancer.

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after spending time at Camp Lejeune, you may be eligible to pursue compensation through a lawsuit.

Contact Sokolove Law today at (800) 995-1212 to learn more about your legal options. Let us put our 40 years of experience to work for you.

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Camp Lejeune Toxic Water & Pancreatic Cancer

Between August 1953 and December 1987, an estimated 1 million people were exposed to dangerous chemicals in the water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina after leaking storage tanks, spills, and waste disposal practices from on-base military operations and a dry-cleaning business nearby contaminated the water.

These chemicals, known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), included benzene, vinyl chloride, PCE (perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene), and TCE (trichloroethylene).

As carcinogens, the toxic chemicals found at Camp Lejeune have been linked to the development of pancreatic cancer and numerous other illnesses.

If you or a loved one developed adverse health conditions after exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, you may be able to file a Camp Lejeune pancreatic cancer lawsuit — but you only have until August 2024.

At Sokolove Law, we have recovered over $8.8 Billion for our clients — including many veterans and military service members.

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How the Camp Lejeune Justice Act Helps Pancreatic Cancer Victims

In August 2022, President Biden passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act as part of the larger Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act.

This new law allows veterans, their families, and civilian workers to file lawsuits if they were affected by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

Previously, victims were unable to pursue legal claims for injuries caused by the chemicals in the water at Camp Lejeune.

Now the deadline to file a Camp Lejeune pancreatic cancer lawsuit is August 10, 2024. This even applies to those who were impacted by pancreatic cancer and other serious illnesses from the Camp Lejeune water decades ago.

Don’t wait: Fill out our contact form today to receive a free legal case review. Our team will help you determine if you are able to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation.

Can I File a Camp Lejeune Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit?

There are certain criteria that must be met in order to pursue legal compensation through a Camp Lejeune pancreatic cancer lawsuit.

You may be eligible for a Camp Lejeune pancreatic cancer lawsuit if you or a family member:

  • Resided or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987
  • Spent at least 30 days on base (consecutively or nonconsecutively)
  • Developed pancreatic cancer due to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune

Many people who developed pancreatic cancer as a result of toxic water contamination at Camp Lejeune have already passed away — some decades ago.

Even if you lost a loved one to pancreatic cancer caused by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune many years ago, it may be possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of your deceased family member.

How to File a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit for Pancreatic Cancer

When you work with Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing a Camp Lejeune pancreatic cancer lawsuit as stress-free as possible for you and your family.

If you have a case, our Camp Lejeune pancreatic cancer attorneys can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and recovery.

1. Contact Sokolove Law

At Sokolove Law, we can provide you with a free legal consultation to determine if you are eligible to file a claim.

During your consultation, we will ask you questions about your story and listen to how the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has impacted you.

Call us at (800) 995-1212 now to get started.

2. Build Your Case

Our Camp Lejeune attorneys will work with you to gather important evidence and documents like medical bills, medical records, and military service records.

Not sure where to find these records? Our team can figure out what’s needed and help you find it when the time comes.

3. File Your Camp Lejeune Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit

Our attorneys can file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit on your behalf. By working with an experienced legal team, you can get help ensuring that all deadlines are met and the paperwork for your case is properly submitted.

Those impacted by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune only have until August 2024 to file a lawsuit, so it is important to contact a Camp Lejeune pancreatic cancer lawyer as soon as possible.

4. Negotiate a Camp Lejeune Pancreatic Cancer Settlement

Your attorney may be able to negotiate a Camp Lejeune pancreatic cancer settlement on your behalf.

However, if a settlement is unable to be reached, your attorney can present your case in court before a judge and jury, who will hear your case and decide how much compensation — if any — you may receive.

At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs. We only get paid if your case results in compensation.

Calculating Camp Lejeune Pancreatic Cancer Settlements

To settle Camp Lejeune claims, the Congressional Budget Office has projected spending over $6.1 Billion between 2022 and 2031.

Each case is unique, and there are a number of factors that can affect how much Camp Lejeune settlements could be worth.

Some factors that may be considered in Camp Lejeune pancreatic cancer lawsuits include:

  • The extent of immediate and long-term medical expenses
  • The pain and suffering experienced by the victim
  • The length of time spent at Camp Lejeune
  • Whether the victim died or had their life expectancy significantly shortened
  • Whether a loss of income or earning potential occurred as a result of the pancreatic cancer diagnosis

Our attorneys can fight to maximize your compensation from a Camp Lejeune pancreatic cancer lawsuit. Contact us today to learn more.

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Get Help with a Camp Lejeune Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit

Thanks to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, anyone who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 may now be able to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation for their injuries.

Sokolove Law is a national personal injury law firm with over 40 years of experience helping our clients — many of them veterans and military service members — get the compensation they deserve. Our team is standing by to help you 24/7, and we won’t charge you any upfront or out-of-pocket costs.

To determine your eligibility for a claim, call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form today for a free legal consultation.

Camp Lejeune Water & Pancreatic Cancer FAQs

Is pancreatic cancer linked to Camp Lejeune water?

Yes. Studies have shown that there is a link between pancreatic cancer and the toxic water at Camp Lejeune.

If you or someone you love developed pancreatic cancer after spending at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, you may be eligible for compensation from a lawsuit.

However, you only have until August 2024 to take legal action. Don’t miss out on the money you deserve. Call Sokolove Law now at (800) 995-1212.

What are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

People with pancreatic cancer may experience the following symptoms:

  • Digestive problems
  • Jaundice
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain in abdomen and back
  • Weight loss

If you spent time at Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December 1987, contact your doctor immediately if you begin experiencing these symptoms.

It's important to make your health care provider aware of your exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) through the water at Camp Lejeune.

Will filing a Camp Lejeune pancreatic cancer lawsuit affect my VA benefits?

No. Filing a Camp Lejeune pancreatic cancer lawsuit will not affect your VA health care and VA disability benefits.

A pancreatic cancer lawsuit may allow you to receive additional compensation along with the benefits you may already be receiving from the VA.

How much will I get from a Camp Lejeune pancreatic cancer lawsuit?

Since these lawsuits are so new, it is difficult to give an exact estimate of how much a Camp Lejeune pancreatic cancer settlement will be.

That said, the Congressional Budget Office estimates spending over $6.1 Billion in Camp Lejeune claims between 2022 and 2031.

At Sokolove Law, we have recovered over $8.8 Billion for our clients nationwide. We will work to maximize your compensation and fight to get you the justice you deserve.

What was in the water at Camp Lejeune that caused pancreatic cancer?

The toxic chemicals that were identified in the contaminated drinking water supply at Camp Lejeune included the following volatile organic compounds (VOCs):

  • Benzene
  • PCE (perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene)
  • TCE (trichloroethylene)
  • Vinyl chloride

Leaking storage tanks, spills, and waste disposal practices from on-base military operations and a dry-cleaning business nearby contaminated the water.

What conditions were caused by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune?

Health conditions related to Camp Lejeune water contamination include:

Please note: This list is not exhaustive. Additional health conditions have also been linked to Camp Lejeune water contamination.

Contact us now to determine if you qualify to take legal action.

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Last modified: January 27, 2023

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