Water at Camp Lejeune Linked to Cancer
In 1982, the U.S. Marine Corps discovered the drinking water at the Camp Lejeune Base in Jacksonville, North Carolina, was contaminated by various Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
The harmful chemicals found at Camp Lejeune include:
- Tetrachloroethylene/Perchloroethylene (PCE)
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Vinyl Chloride (VC)
- Elemental Mercury
The contamination is believed to stem from underground storage leaks, industrial spills, and improper waste disposal practices. The exposure began in 1957 and continued to endanger servicemembers, families, and employees at Camp Lejeune until 1987. This was reportedly after the government learned of the dangers and removed the most dangerous wells by 1985.
If you or a loved one were exposed to contaminated water while at Camp Lejeune, contact The Law Giant. We have a long history of holding negligent parties accountable and have recovered millions for victims in similar situations. We’ll explain your rights at no risk or obligation from you.
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Health Issues Related to Camp Lejeune Drinking Water
Between 1957 and 1987, the residents and employees at Camp Lejeune were drinking, bathing, and using the contaminated tap water every day. Years later, many of these veterans and their loved ones developed various health problems, numerous forms of cancer, and an amplified risk of birth defects.
Toxic Water at Camp Lejeune May Result In:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Birth defects/fetal Death
- Spina bifida
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Brain Cancer
- Cardiac defects
- Cervical cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Ovarian Cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Parkinson’s disease
- Prostate cancer
- Rectal cancer
As more information about the exposure has come to light, it’s now been alleged that officials knew of the contamination and the potential harm to those at Camp Lejeune.
For decades, these victims were unable to pursue the compensation they deserved – Until now.
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Who Can File a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit?
The U.S. recently passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 as part of its PACT commitment to address health complications for veterans exposed to toxic chemicals during their service.
This new law makes legal action possible for anyone harmed by their or a loved one’s exposure to contaminated water while living or working at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987.
The U.S. government is also prohibited from asserting immunity from litigation in response to such a lawsuit. As a result, many who previously had no option for financial compensation can now recover damages.
How Much Can I Expect from a Camp Lejeune Claim?
While every case is unique, and there is no guarantee of compensation, when your Camp Lejeune claim is resolved (through a verdict or settlement), the amount of compensation you may be entitled to will depend on the severity of your illness and the damages incurred.
However, you can and should pursue a recovery for all the ways the toxic water at Camp Lejeune negatively impacted your life.
You may be entitled to:
- Past & future medical bills
- Lost wages & Diminished earning potential
- Physical limitations
- Pain & Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Emotional Distress
- Wrongful Death of a loved one
What Will a Camp Lejeune Lawyer Cost?
Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers handles Camp Lejeune water claims nationwide and works on a contingency basis. This means there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to you. You won’t owe anything unless The Law Giant recovers money for you.
You may be owed significant compensation if you were exposed to contaminated water while serving our country, living with a veteran, or working at Camp Lejeune. The best way to find out is to speak with a lawyer focused on getting you the maximum.
Our Camp Lejeune Lawyers Are Ready to Help
At Begum Law Group, our Camp Lejeune lawyers offer legal assistance to individuals harmed by exposure to Camp Lejeune contaminated water. With decades of experience, the resources to handle cases across the country, and hundreds of millions recovered, The Law Giant will review your service and medical records and pursue all the compensation you deserve.
Whether you or a loved one developed cancer or another illness related to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune, our firm can assist you – 24 hours a day & seven days a week.
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