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Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Information

Understanding the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

For over three decades, from 1953 to 1987, the water supply at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was contaminated with hazardous chemicals. Toxic substances such as trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride, commonly used in cleaning solvents and manufacturing, seeped into the water treatment systems. This environmental catastrophe is one of the most significant in our nation's history, affecting potentially one million military personnel and their families. Despite early indications of contamination in the early 1980s, the most contaminated wells were not closed until 1985, prolonging the exposure of thousands to these harmful chemicals.

The Devastating Health Impact

The prolonged exposure to these chemicals has been linked to a myriad of serious health issues. Studies, including those by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have shown an increased risk of various types of cancers such as kidney, liver, and Hodgkin lymphoma, as well as multiple myeloma and ALS among those stationed at Camp Lejeune compared to other military bases. In addition to cancer, there have been cases of birth defects, miscarriages, and other debilitating conditions. Many families and individuals who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune during this period suffered these tragic health consequences, often without initially realizing the link to the water contamination.

Your Right to Compensation

If you or a loved one were at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and have suffered health complications, you may be entitled to compensation. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, a critical component of the Honoring Our PACT Act, now provides an avenue for you to seek justice. This legislation allows those impacted by the contaminated water to file claims without the burden of proving negligence. Our team is dedicated to supporting the victims of this tragedy. By filing a claim, you not only seek the compensation you deserve but also help highlight the importance of accountability and the need for stringent environmental safeguards. Contact us to learn more about how you can be a part of this significant mass tort lawsuit and take a step towards healing and justice.
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