Did you or your family spend time at Camp Lejeune between 1953-1987?
If so, you may be entitled to compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. Over 1 million people lived at Camp Lejeune during this period, including active-duty service members, their families, and other non-military workers.
What Happened to The Water at Camp Lejeune?
The water contamination began in 1953 at the Camp’s Hadnot Point water treatment facility, but eventually spread to the base’s other water treatment facilities as well.
The U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry claims that the water contamination at Camp Lejeune primarily and originally came from the waste disposal practices at ABC One-Hour Cleaners, an off-base dry-cleaning firm. Contamination also came from leaking underground storage tanks, industrial area spills, and waste disposal sites that fed into water distributed from another nearby water treatment facility that fed into the camp.
Water testing at the camp revealed that the drinking water was contaminated with high amounts of benzene, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, perchloroethylene, and vinyl chloride, all of which are known to be carcinogenic and harmful to humans.
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Illnesses From Camp Lejeune’s Contaminated Water
According to the National Law Review, the following conditions may have been caused by people who drank and bathed in the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Some of these illnesses could potentially not be covered, and there may also be unlisted conditions that you could receive monetary damages for:
- kidney cancer
- liver cancer
- non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- adult leukemia
- multiple myeloma
- Parkinson’s disease
- aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- breast cancer
- bladder cancer
- oral cancer
- tongue cancer
- tonsil cancer
- lung cancer
- esophageal cancer
- renal toxicity
- hepatic steatosis
- female infertility or miscarriage
Medical studies have also related many neurobehavioral effects caused by the water, including symptoms of fatigue, lack of coordination, headaches, trouble concentrating, depression, and both fine and general motor function.
Who is covered?
Service members, their families, and non-military workers who resided or worked at Camp Lejeune, Camp Geiger, Marine Corps Air Station at New River, Stone Bay Rifle Range, Camp Lejeune Sandy Run, Camp Johnson, Tarawa Terrace, Holcomb Boulevard, and Onslow Beach. and who were exposed to the water at Camp Lejeune for more than 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987 who have suffered one or more of the named conditions. An estate representative can also bring a claim, or a person who was in utero can bring a claim if they suffered.
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What is covered?
You may be are eligible if you have a diagnosis of one or more of these conditions:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Other conditions that are still under review
Fighting for Camp Lejeune Victims and Their Families
For over two decades, the attorneys at Geoff McDonald & Associates have been standing up for our clients. And we are taking on this fight for Marines and their families who have been affected by the water at Camp Lejeune. This fight is very important to the team at Geoff McDonald & Associates since one of our own was stationed at Camp Lejeune from 1979 to 1984.
If you believe you or your family became ill due to toxic exposure from the water at Camp Lejeune, you may be eligible to recover compensation. Please call Geoff McDonald and Associates at (804) 203-0678 for a free consultation.