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Camp Lejeune Cancer Lawsuit Update. I am writing this blog to provide the readers with an update on the ongoing Camp Lejeune litigation.

Camp Lejeune water contamination linked to Cancer, Leukemia, and Lymphoma Death and Injury

Camp Lejeune water contamination linked to Cancer, Leukemia, and Lymphoma Death and Injury

Camp Lejeune Cancer Lawsuit Update

In this article, I’ll address the dangers of Benzene, a popular chemical used in many industries.

Benzene Toxic Pit

Benzene Toxic Pit lead to deadly cancer in a California man

California Benzene Toxic Pit Lawsuit

A California jury in a trial in Santa Barbara awarded $63 million in damages against Chevron. The jury found the oil giant was liable for covering up a toxic chemical pit on land purchased by a man who built a house on it and was later diagnosed with a deadly blood cancer.

According to Kevin Wright’s lawsuit, he developed multiple myeloma after building his home directly over the chemical pit near Santa Barbara in 1985. Wright lived in that house for about two years but 27 years later, he was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer that can be caused by benzene exposure.

In 2015, Wright was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, has received two stem cell treatments, and is getting chemo once a month, and he’s going to continue to do that for the foreseeable future. Continue reading

Camp Lejeune Cancer and Serious Illness. In this article, I am going to address the history of Camp Lejeune water contamination, the rise of Camp Lejeune cancers and serious illness, the inertia by the Federal Government’s Departments of Justice, (DOJ) and the Navy, and finally address the status of the litigation.

Camp Lejeune Cancer

Camp Lejeune Cancer linked to water contamination at the Marine base. Served at Camp Lejeune and developed Cancer? Call Dr. Shezad Malik at 214-390-3189

What is the History of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?

The water contamination at Camp Lejeune, a United States Marine Corps base in North Carolina, is a significant environmental and public health issue that spans several decades. The history of this contamination involves the discovery of hazardous chemicals in the base’s water supply, impacting military personnel, their families, and civilian workers.

Here are the key points in the timeline of Camp Lejeune’s water contamination:

Early 1950s to 1987: The contamination period is officially recognized as having occurred between these years. During this time, people living or working at Camp Lejeune were exposed to contaminated drinking water.

Contaminants Identified: The primary contaminants found in the water were volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride. These substances are associated with a range of health issues, including cancers, birth defects, and other serious chronic diseases. Continue reading

In this article, I am going to address the Texas Firefighter Foam Cancer Lawsuits, the cause, the types of cancer illnesses associated with firefighting foam, and the current state of the litigation.

Texas Firefighter Foam Cancer Lawsuits

Texas Firefighter Foam Cancer Lawsuits. Fire fighting foam linked to deadly Cancers. Call Dr. Shezad Malik at 214-390-3189.

If you are seriously injured or have life-threatening cancer and you are affected by the Texas firefighter foam lawsuit, understanding your legal rights is crucial. This important injury matter centers on allegations that Aqueous Film Forming Foam, AFFF has caused catastrophic health problems for Texas firefighters.

If you or a loved one has been adversely affected by firefighting foam, the Dr. Shezad Malik law firm is here to provide support and fight for your rights.

Texas Firefighting Foam Cancer Lawsuits

There has been an increase in the number of firefighting foam cancer lawsuits over the past few years. These lawsuits have focused on AFFF firefighting foam, a dangerous chemical substance widely used by firefighters to extinguish flammable liquid fires, on a daily basis.

What is Aqueous film-forming foam?

Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) is a type of fire suppressant used to extinguish flammable liquid fires, including petrol, oil, and other types of hydrocarbon-based fires. It is called “aqueous film forming” because it forms a barrier—a film of water—over the surface of the flammable liquid, which helps to cool the fire and prevent the vapor release that feeds the flames.

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Silicosis and Quartz. I am going to explain the ubiquitous dangers of Silica and the increasing popularity of home stone countertops. I will be focusing on the debilitating effects of Silicosis lung disease and its catastrophic effects on stone workers.

Silicosis and Quartz countertops

Silicosis and Quartz countertops. Injured? Call Dr. Shezad Malik at 214-390-3189

Sales of engineered quartz stone countertops have risen more than 600% in the U.S. in the last 10 years. The popularity of quartz as a countertop material is due the the aggressive marketing campaign. Quartz is marketed as a more durable material more versatile and less maintenance than the natural stone alternatives.

Quartz countertops have exploded in popularity over the past few years, but medical research suggests that the stone material is a deadly lung injury risk to the workers who process and make it.

Engineered stone workers are at risk of developing silicosis, a severe and incurable lung disease. The risk of silicosis from artificial stone was first identified in Israel in 2012. The first case of silicosis and quartz was linked to engineered stone in the US and was identified in Texas in 2015. 

Engineered stone is a quartz-based composite material that can contain more than 90% crystalline silica. This is different from natural stone, like granite, which contains about 30% silica. The high silica content in engineered stone leads to an accelerated form of silicosis.

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Benzene Cancer Risks. In today’s article, I am going address the hidden dangers associated with Benzene, particularly the outsize role that Benzene plays in our modern industrial society and the link of Benzene to cancer risks, especially catastrophic cancers and leukemia.

Benzene cancer risks and danger at a manufacturing plant

Benzene is linked to cancer and leukemia. Injured? Call Dr. Shezad Malik at 214-390-3189

What is Benzene?

Benzene is a colorless, chemical compound that occurs naturally in crude oil, gasoline, and as a byproduct of combustion processes. It is widely used in the manufacture of plastics, resins, synthetic fibers, rubber lubricants, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides. Despite its widespread use, benzene is known to be a potent carcinogen, posing significant health risks to humans, particularly through inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption.

The evidence from epidemiological studies, animal research, and mechanistic insights provides a strong scientific basis for the carcinogenicity of benzene. Understanding these mechanisms helps in assessing the risks associated with benzene exposure and underscores the importance of minimizing exposure to protect human health.

Benzene Cancer Risks is multifactorial

Benzene, a widely used chemical in various industries, presents several hidden dangers due to its carcinogenic properties and the fact that its harmful effects might not be immediately apparent. Here are some of the hidden dangers associated with benzene exposure. Continue reading

How to File a Camp LeJeune Lawsuit in Texas. I am going to lay out the steps for filing a Camp LeJeune water contamination lawsuit in Texas. I am fielding many inquiries from service and their family members who served at Camp LeJeune. There seems to be some confusion as to the eligibility to file a claim and the administrative process and the steps to filing a lawsuit to preserve their rights.

Camp Lejeune contaminated water lead to many types of deadly cancers and serious illnesses

Camp Lejeune contaminated water lawsuits, claimants say deadly cancer and serious injuries are the result

Camp LeJeune Water Contamination Injuries

The History of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination. I am writing this blog article to inform folks about one of our national tragedies, a scandal that affected our brave soldiers, and their families who were living on the military base called Camp Lejeune. And sadly this injustice was perpetrated by the Department of Navy who oversaw the administration of the military base and aided and defended by the Justice Department lawyers.

Water contamination at Camp Lejeune over many years lead to serious illness including cancer, lymphoma and leukemia

Camp Lejeune Cancer, Leukemia, and Lymphoma Death and Injury Lawsuits

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is a 246-square-mile United States military training facility based in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and established in 1941. And is one of the world-famous Marine training bases, the other being Camp Pendleton based in California.

Wrongful death lawsuit

Wrongful death lawsuit

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Atmos Energy Settles. If you’re a North Texas resident, chances are you’ve heard of Atmos Energy. Atmos Energy is a Dallas-based distributor of natural gas and is one of the largest distributors in the United States.

Their customer base spans nine states and they oversee a massive intrastate natural gas pipeline system. Due to the size of their operation, it’s no surprise that Atmos Energy has reported revenues in the billions.

Personal injury from car accident

Car accident scene, with ambulance and fire trucks

Personal Injury – The Importance of Acting Fast in Texas. In the state of Texas, personal injury cases fall under the category of “civil” cases, and therefore have a two-year statute of limitations. This means that a lawsuit can only be filed within two years of the date of the incident that caused the injury. In many cases, some injuries become apparent very quickly; broken bones and lacerations are easy to identify and are fairly straightforward to treat with the correct medical care, however, “unseen” injuries can be much harder to detect which increases the probability of suffering from long-lasting complications.

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