Camp Lejeune Prostate Cancer Lawsuit

From 1953 to 1987, the water at Camp Lejeune contained toxic chemicals that have since been linked to serious health conditions like prostate cancer.

Thanks to new laws, anyone who developed prostate cancer after being exposed to the contaminated water on base may now be eligible for compensation. However, you only have until August 2024 to file a claim.

Over the last 40+ years, Sokolove Law has helped thousands of veterans and their loved ones access justice and compensation for their injuries. Contact us today for a free case review.

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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination & Prostate Cancer

Over 1 million service members, civilian workers, and their families were exposed to toxic chemicals in the drinking water at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the chemicals found in the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune have caused many people to develop severe and life-threatening illnesses, like birth defects, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple types of cancer — including prostate cancer.

At Sokolove Law, we have decades of experience fighting for those who have become ill or injured through no fault of their own. We have recovered over $8.8 Billion for our clients, and we may be able to help you pursue compensation too.

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Camp Lejeune Justice Act 2022 & Prostate Cancer Victims

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 helps those diagnosed with prostate cancer after spending time at Camp Lejeune take legal action to recover compensation for their medical care and more.

Previously, veterans and their families were not able to sue the government for any health conditions relating to their toxic water exposure during military service. However, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act now allows them to do so.

Additionally, this act extends that statute of limitations (or deadline to take legal action) for Camp Lejeune claims until August 2024.

This means you only have a limited amount of time to file a Camp Lejeune prostate cancer lawsuit. Call us today at (800) 995-1212 to get started.

Can I File a Camp Lejeune Prostate Cancer Lawsuit?

You may be able to file a Camp Lejeune prostate cancer lawsuit if you or a loved one:

  • Lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December 1987
  • Spent at least 30 days there (consecutively or broken up over years)
  • Were diagnosed with or passed away from prostate cancer

Even if your loved one passed away from prostate cancer decades ago, you may now qualify for compensation from a Camp Lejeune wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.

Not sure if you qualify? We can help determine your eligibility to file a Camp Lejeune prostate cancer lawsuit — for free.

Call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form now to learn more. Our team’s available 24/7, and it costs nothing to speak with us.

How to File a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit for Prostate Cancer

People interested in seeking a settlement from a Camp Lejeune lawsuit for prostate cancer can take the following steps to get started.

1. Contact Sokolove Law

At Sokolove Law, we'll help you determine your legal options for free. During your free legal case review, we’ll listen to your story and ask you a few questions to figure out whether or not you are eligible to file a claim.

Our experienced Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers can help clients in all 50 states take action and pursue compensation for any toxic water health issues.

2. Gather Important Documents

In order to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit, your legal team must be able to prove you or your loved one spent a minimum of 30 days at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987.

Important documents often include:

  • Medical bills
  • Medical records
  • Military service records

Unsure of how to get these documents? Our team can figure out what’s needed — and help you find it when the time comes.

3. File a Lawsuit for Prostate Cancer and Camp Lejeune Water

At Sokolove Law, our lawyers can file the Camp Lejeune prostate cancer lawsuit on your behalf before the August 2024 deadline.

Since there is limited time to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit, it is important to contact us as soon as possible. We will keep you updated during each step of the legal process.

If you qualify, our VA-accredited attorneys may also be able to help you pursue any potential VA benefits in addition to payouts from the federal government.

4. Negotiate a Camp Lejeune Prostate Cancer Settlement

Your attorney may be able to negotiate a Camp Lejeune settlement with the defendant, so you can receive compensation without going to trial.

However, if a settlement isn’t reached and your case goes to court, your attorney can prepare for trial and present your case in front of a judge and jury.

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Get Help Filing a Camp Lejeune Prostate Cancer Lawsuit

If you have prostate cancer as a result of time spent at Camp Lejeune, or lost a loved one from an illness related to Camp Lejeune water contamination, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Sokolove Law has been fighting for veterans and their families for over 40 years. To date, we have secured over $8.8 Billion for our clients.

Our attorneys charge no upfront or out-of-pocket costs, and we only get paid if we recover compensation in your case.

To learn if you are eligible to file a Camp Lejeune prostate cancer lawsuit, call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form now for a free consultation.

Camp Lejeune Water and Prostate Cancer FAQs

Does prostate cancer qualify for the Camp Lejeune lawsuit?

Yes. You may be able to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit for prostate cancer if you or a loved one spent at least 30 days on base during the affected years.

The contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has been linked to prostate cancer and many other health conditions. Call (800) 995-1212 now to learn more about your legal options for free.

Is prostate cancer a presumptive illness for Camp Lejeune water contamination?

No. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs does not list prostate cancer as one of the eight original presumptive illnesses caused by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune.

However, thanks to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, you may now be eligible for compensation from a lawsuit if you or a loved one were diagnosed with prostate cancer after spending at least 30 days on base between 1953 and 1987.

Is there a link between prostate cancer and Camp Lejeune water?

Potentially, yes. Researchers have found a link between cancer-causing chemicals like TCE and PCE in the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and numerous types of cancer, including prostate cancer.

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with prostate cancer from the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, you may now be eligible for compensation.

Contact us today to find out more about filing a Camp Lejeune prostate cancer lawsuit.

What are symptoms of Camp Lejeune prostate cancer?

According to the National Cancer Institute, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among American men and the second most common type of cancer overall.

Unfortunately, exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune may increase the risk of developing this cancer. Symptoms of prostate cancer may not become noticeable until the cancer has reached an advanced stage.

Initial symptoms of prostate cancer can include:

  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Bone pain
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Frequent urination, especially at night
  • Inability to completely empty bladder
  • Painful ejaculation or urination
  • Weak flow of urine
  • Weight loss

If you were exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and have any of these symptoms, it is important to contact your doctor as soon as possible.

What chemicals contaminated the water at Camp Lejeune?

The chemicals found in the water supply at Camp Lejeune include benzene, PCE (perchloroethylene), TCE (trichloroethylene), and vinyl chloride.

Collectively, these chemicals are called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Toxic VOCs found in the water at Camp Lejeune were linked to a few causes, including leaking underground storage tanks from military operations and an off-base dry-cleaning business nearby.

What other health issues are linked to Camp Lejeune toxic water exposure?

The toxic water at Camp Lejeune has been associated with many serious medical conditions in addition to prostate cancer.

Other serious health conditions linked to the water at Camp Lejeune include:

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