Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Contamination Lawsuit
If you or a loved one lived, worked, or served at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between 1953 and 1987 and have suffered serious health issues, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.
For more than 30 years, marines, their families, and civilian workers stationed at Camp Lejeune unknowingly drank and bathed in toxic water that was contaminated with chemicals linked to a range of serious health conditions, including cancer, birth defects, ALS, and other life-threatening illnesses.
On August 10, 2022, President Biden signed the bipartisan Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act into law. The PACT Act includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, which allows those who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 – December 31, 1987 and suffered injuries from the effects of toxic water to file a claim and recover compensation.
A study conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) found that from 1953 to 1987, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with Trichloroethylene (TCE), Perchloroethylene (PCE), Benzene, Vinyl chloride, and other toxic chemicals between 240 to 3,400 times higher than levels deemed to be safe. These toxic chemicals are known carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals) and are also extremely dangerous to unborn children. Pregnant mothers at or near Camp Lejeune may also be entitled to compensation if their children suffered birth defects or other health complications.
Injuries Related to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
Water contamination at Camp Lejeune has been tied to serious health effects. Exposure to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune for as few as 30 days has resulted in devastating side effects for generations of people who were exposed to toxic water in the area.
If you or a loved one suffered any of the following injuries or medical conditions, please contact us immediately:
- Adult Leukemia
- Bladder Cancer
- Brain Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Cardiac (Heart Related) Defects
- Childhood Leukemia
- Esophageal Cancer
- Female Infertility
- Fetal Death
- Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver Disease)
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Myelodysplastic syndromes, such as Aplastic Anemia or bone marrow conditions
- Neurobehavioral Effects
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Prostate Cancer
- Renal Toxicity
- Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis)
What If a Potential Claimant Died Years Ago?
Deceased individuals can also qualify for a claim through their estate’s personal representative, regardless of how long ago they passed away. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act waives the statute of limitations defense, so a deceased individual’s family may still recover if the death was related to exposure to the contaminated water.
Our Camp Lejeune Lawyers Are Here To Help
You’ve been through enough. Our team is here to help you and your loved ones get the compensation you deserve. At Javia Law, our team is dedicated to standing up for veterans, their families, and civilian workers who suffered from the toxic water at Camp Lejeune. That’s why we handle these cases on a contingency basis which means you do not pay us anything – no fees, costs, or expenses – unless and until we win your case. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and to see how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.