Help For Those Suffering The Consequences Of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
In 2022, Congress passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. This landmark law allows those who have suffered health consequences from water contamination at Camp Lejeune to seek compensation from the U.S. government. Since then, thousands of claims have been filed.
Here’s what to know about these cases:
- Those living or working at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from the 1950s through the late 1980s may have been exposed to contaminated water.
- The water from two of the camp’s eight treatment plants was found to be contaminated with industrial solvents and other harmful chemicals at concentrations of up to 3400 times more than safe levels.
- Exposure to contaminated water, particularly for 30 days or more, carries significant long-term health risks.
Many experts consider Camp Lejeune to have been one of the worst cases of public water contamination in U.S. history.
How Veterans And Civilians Have Paid The Price For Toxic Water Exposure
The chemicals that contaminated the water supply at Camp Lejeune were volatile organic compounds (VOCs). All of the contaminants are known carcinogens.
Those who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune during the contaminated time frame are at significant risk of developing devastating health issues such as:
- Numerous cancers, including Adult leukemia, liver cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer
- Kidney failure
- Liver cirrhosis
- Aplastic anemia
- Parkinson’s disease
- Autoimmune disorders
- Birth defects
Many of these diseases are fatal. Surviving family members can still bring claims on behalf of their loved ones who died due to medical conditions linked to Camp Lejeune water exposure.
Talk To A Lawyer About Whether You Have A Camp Lejeune Claim
There is only a limited window of time for filing Camp Lejeune claims. The sooner you get help from an attorney, the better your chances of getting a solid recovery.
Reach out to our firm, Shawn Taylor, PLLC, for guidance on how to move forward if you think you have a case. We provide free case evaluations. You can also call our office in Charleston, West Virginia, at 304-932-4619.