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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination lawsuit

Veterans, civilian employees, and families who worked or resided on Marine Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may be able to pursue financial compensation for their injuries.

Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps Base located in Jacksonville, North Carolina that has been home to many millions of servicemembers and their families since it was established in 1941. It is also the site of one of the worst water contamination cases in U.S. history.

Between 1953 and 1987, the water at Camp Lejeune was polluted with carcinogenic chemicals and other toxic agents at levels that were well beyond what is considered safe levels. This means that nearly one million military service members, civilian workers, and their families, unknowingly drank and bathed in water that was heavily contaminated and that has been linked to many different serious, sometimes terminal, injuries.

Fortunately, water contamination victims and their families have now legal recourse. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a federal law enacted on August 10, 2022, that enables victims to file claims and seek compensation for their damages. As a result of this Act, funds have been set aside to compensate those who suffered from health issues caused by the base’s drinking water. These funds are available to those who can prove they were affected.

Health problems that may qualify for compensation include:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Birth defects
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cardiac defects
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis)
  • Female infertility
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphomas
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Renal toxicity
  • Sarcoma
  • Scleroderma (Crest syndrome)

U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and civilians who resided at or worked in Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between August 1953 and December 1987, were exposed to contaminated water, and harmed by such exposure may take legal action. Families can also seek compensation if they lived in base housing during that time. Even if your loved one passed away decades ago, you may qualify for compensation.

Contact us for a free consultation and find out now if you qualify for compensation.

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