EXPOSED TO CONTAMINATED WATER AT CAMP LEJEUNE?

People who suffered severe illnesses after living, working, or serving in the military at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December 1987 may qualify for compensation.

If you think you have a claim, contact our personal injury lawyers now for a free consultation.*

CAMP LEJEUNE WATER CONTAMINATION LAWSUIT

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If you or a loved one developed a serious illness after either working, living, or serving in the military at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville North Carolina, you may be eligible for compensation.

Between the early 1950's and late 1980's, Camp Lejeune's drinking water was contaminated with toxic chemicals. Exposure to these chemicals is linked to severe illnesses and health conditions including multiple types of cancer.

You must have been on the base and exposed between August 1st, 1953 and December 31st, 1987.

ILLNESSES FROM WATER EXPOSURE AT CAMP LEJEUNE

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry found that exposure to certain chemicals in Camp Lejeune's water could lead a wide range of sickness. Some of the illnesses include:

CANCER

Bladder cancer

Breast cancer

Esophageal cancer

Kidney Cancer

Leukemia

Liver cancer

Lung cancer

Myelodysplastic syndromes

Multiple myeloma

Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

SERIOUS HEALTH CONDITIONS

Birth defects

Cardiac defects

Female Infertility

Miscarriage

Neurobehavioral effects

Parkinson's disease

Renal toxicity

Scleroderma

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR COMPENSATION?

    Did you or family member serve, live or work at Camp LeJeune for at least 30 days between Aug 1953 and Dec 1987?
    *I understand that submitting this information does NOT create an attorney-client relationship. If your potential claim meets our criteria, you will be contacted by our intake team.

    NEW LAW ALLOWS COMPENSATION

    The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 allows people who were exposed to the toxic chemicals in Camp Lejeune's water during the specified time to file a lawsuit in US federal court. Individuals diagnosed with various illnesses may be eligible for compensation for their pain and suffering from the illnesses and medical expenses related to diagnosis and treatment.

    Lawmakers proposed this bill since many previous claims have been delayed or denied. The bill allows Veterans, their families stationed at the base, and civilians who lived or worked near Camp Lejeune to file a claim.

    Under the new law, people who were at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, can sue for damages if they have been diagnosed with the specified diseases listed above and here.

    For more information about the proposed bill and whether you or a loved one may qualify, click here or contact our legal team now!

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    Contaminants in
    Camp Lejeune Water

    The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) conducted several tests on the water supply wells at the base. The following chemicals were found in the Camp lejeune drinking water:

    Trichloroethylene (TCE)

    Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

    Vinyl Chloride

    Benzene

    Numerous studies show that certain health effects are caused by continuous occupational or environmental exposure to these chemicals. According to the ATSDR, chemicals with the most sufficient evidence linking them to health effects are listed below:

    TCE - Kidney Cancer, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Cardiac Defects

    PCE - Bladder Cancer

    Vinyl Chloride - Liver Cancer

    Benzene - Leukemias, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    There are other health effects that may be linked to the exposure, but more research is needed to confirm the relationship. Read more here or call us at 803-978-6111

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