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Camp Lejeune Claims

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 was recently passed by the House and Senate and is expected to be signed into law by the President soon. Once enacted, any individual who lived, worked or was otherwise exposed to the water supply at Camp Lejeune for a period of 30 days or more during the period of August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987, may be entitled to compensation. The new bill allows those who lived and worked at Camp Lejeune to have their day in court for injuries caused by toxic water exposure on base.

 

From 1953 to 1987, Veterans, their families, and civilians working and living at the U.S.M.C. Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, unknowingly were exposed to toxic chemicals, simply from drinking and using the water on base. The water at Camp Lejeune contained dangerous levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), along with chemicals including trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride (VC), and benzene, were found in the water on base. These toxic substances were traced to multiple sources, including leaking fuel storage tanks which leaked in excess of one million gallons of fuel, as we well as a dry cleaning operation.  As a result, exposure to these toxins through drinking, cooking, cleaning and bathing water at Camp Lejeune has been linked to a variety of health complications, including any of the following:

  • Bladder cancer

  • Breast cancer

  • Cervical cancer

  • Esophageal cancer

  • Kidney cancer

  • Liver cancer

  • Lung cancer

  • Ovarian cancer

  • Stomach cancer

  • Adult Leukemia

  • Multiple Myeloma and other Myelodysplastic Syndromes

  • Aplastic Anemia and other Bone Marrow

  • Miscarriage

  • Infertility

  • Birth Defects and Birth Injuries

  • Renal Toxicity

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Death

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 provides only a short two-year window for civil claims to be investigated, filed and plead, so it is important to act quickly. Filing a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit does not affect your VA benefits eligibility.  

If you or a loved one lived, served, or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, and and drank or used the tap water at Camp Lejeune, you may be able to pursue a claim for compensation. We are dedicated to seeking truth and justice, we are compassionate about our clients and helping them, and we strive only to provide diamond level legal services. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of the water at Camp Lejeune, contact us to speak with one of our toxic exposure attorneys at 757-568-9633, or reach out to us online. 

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