After being diagnosed with breast cancer, many women and surprising some men wonder what could have caused their disease. For some, the answer may lie in their exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
Contaminated water has been linked to a number of health problems, including cancer. If you were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and have since been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may be eligible for compensation.
If you think you may have a case, contact a lawyer who specializes in Camp Lejeune water contamination cases today. They can help you get the compensation you deserve.
The general consensus among lawyers is that successful Camp Lejeune breast cancer cases could have average individual settlement compensation payouts between $150,000 and $350,000.
The settlement amounts for a Camp Lejeune breast cancer lawsuit will vary depending on what stage the breast cancer diagnosis and the final outcome was. The age and circumstances of the plaintiff will also factor into the value of the case.
There will also likely be million-dollar breast cancer settlements because there will be some cases that are that compelling. If the Camp Lejeune breast cancer lawsuits go to trial, you could see jury verdicts in excess of $10 million in a jurisdiction where there is no cap on noneconomic damages. This is why you are more likely to reach settlements than jury payouts in these claims.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is a disease in which abnormal cells in the breast tissue divide and grow uncontrolled. These cells can invade surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. Breast cancer most commonly starts in the ducts that carry milk from the breast to the nipple. It can also start in the lobules, which are the glands that produce milk. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it too.
Each year, about 220,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States and about 40,000 women die from it. Breast cancer is also the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women and African-American women. Breast cancer is more common among white women than black women, but black women are more likely to die from it.
There are many different types of breast cancers, but the most common types are ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and invasive ductal carcinoma. DCIS is a condition in which abnormal cells are found in the lining of a milk duct. They have not spread beyond this layer of cells. Invasive ductal carcinoma is a type of breast cancer that has spread beyond the milk duct into surrounding tissue.
The cause of most cases of breast cancer is not known. However, certain risk factors increase a woman’s chance of developing the disease. These include:
If you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and you were later diagnosed with breast cancer from the bad water on that base, call us today at (866) 240-2414 to see if you have a compensation claim. You can also get a free, no-obligation case review by completing the form on this website.
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