If you or a loved one were exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, you may be entitled to significant compensation.
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims
Any individual – including U.S. Military Veterans and their families – who served, worked, or resided at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., between 1953 and 1987 may have come into contact with contaminated drinking water linked to severe medical conditions, and may be eligible for health benefits and disability compensation.
In the early 1980s, two water-supply systems at Camp Lejeune were found to be contaminated with a group of chemicals known as “volatile organic compounds.” These chemicals – such as Trichloroethylene (a metal cleaner), Tetrachloroethylene (a dry cleaning agent), Benzene (a chemical often used in gasoline), Methylene chloride (a chemical solvent used in labs and to remove paint), and Vinyl chloride (a colorless gas used to make polyvinyl chloride and plastic products) – were found to have infiltrated the drinking water.
Up to one million military members, military staff, and military family members and other individuals at Camp Lejeune were exposed to the chemicals in this contaminated water (CDC).
Camp Lejeune Justice Act
After 35 years, The Camp Lejeune Justice Act finally allows military veterans, families, and staff at Camp Lejeune the right to file a claim for being exposed to contaminated water. The bill made its way through Congress as part of the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022 – meant to “improve health care and benefits for veterans exposed to toxic substances” – and was signed into law by President Biden on August 10, 2022. The Act will permit people who worked, lived, or were exposed in-utero, to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, to file a lawsuit in U.S. federal court.
Types of Cancers and Other Severe Medical Conditions Linked to Contaminated Camp Lejeune Drinking Water:
- Adult Leukemia
- Aplastic Anemia
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Myelodysplastic Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- End-Stage Retinal Disease
- Female Infertility
- Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver Disease)
- Renal Toxicity (Nephrotoxicity – Kidney Damage)
- Scleroderma (Hardening or tightening of skin)
- Early-Onset Dementia
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Birth Defects
- Choanal Atresia
- Eye Defects
- Cardiac Defects
- Neural Tube Defects
- Oral Cleft Defects
- Childhood Leukemia
- Fetal Death
- Major Fetal Malformations
How Cory Watson Attorneys Can Help with Your Claim
Cory Watson Attorneys has decades of experience handling thousands of dangerous chemical lawsuits, including a history of successfully handling – and obtaining for – drinking water contamination cases similar to the claims from Camp Lejeune. For more than 30 years, Cory Watson has litigated, settled, and worked on large-scale water contamination cases, including those involving Fortune 500 companies. We’ve represented individual and community plaintiffs who resided in more than a dozen states. Our team of attorneys and legal professionals have experience with the science and medical issues that are critical to these cases and that will be present at Camp Lejeune.
Cory Watson Attorneys also has a long history of representing military veterans and their families and has thousands of present and former military personnel as clients.
We believe you shouldn’t have to pay for recovering from a medical condition caused from somebody else’s negligence. Our legal team is ready to help you get the compensation you deserve for the suffering you have gone through.
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