Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

You may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

Did you serve, live or work at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina between August 1953, and December 1987

Camp Lejeune water contamination sources included leaking underground water storage tanks and waste disposal sites. The contaminated wells were mostly closed by February of 1985; however, those who had been exposed have faced cancer and other serious health problems related to the chemicals. Health conditions may include:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Cardiac defect
  • Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis)
  • Female Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Renal Toxicity
  • Scleroderma
  • Other Health Condition

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Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022

The Camp LejeuneJustice Act of 2022 is a bipartisan bill intended to ensure that individuals – veterans, their family members or other individuals living or working at the base between 1953 and 1987 – who were harmed by water contamination at Camp Lejeune receive fair compensation. Many of these individuals have had their claims inappropriately denied or delayed, resulting in additional harm.

The Bill is making its way through Congress as part of the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 4, 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 claim in U.S. federal court.

People or loved ones of those who lived, worked, or were stationed at Camp Lejeune who experienced a water toxicity-related illness may be eligible for compensation.

What does Camp Lejeune Justice Act Do?

The legislation will remove legal barriers that have unfairly denied Camp Lejeune families their day in court. If it passes, they will be able to file lawsuits in the district court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Senator Tillis, who is a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs and Judiciary Committees, co-sponsored The Janey Ensminger Act in 2019 to provide VA medical care for Marines and their families who have been exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act gives those families and individuals the same opportunity to pursue compensation in court that other U.S. citizens are guaranteed.

OnderLaw has a history of standing with veterans whose lives and rights have been trampled on by corporate greed. We believe it is unacceptable for those who fight for our country to be treated with indifference or worse when it comes to their most basic health and safety.

We urge the U.S. Senate to pass this important bill, and we’re standing with Marines and their families, as well as contract workers and others who drank toxic water at Camp Lejeune and developed cancer or pregnancy and birth problems.

What Are the Causes for the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?

in step with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), multiple contamination sources were identified. They enclosed waste disposal sites and underground storage tanks. The toxic compounds found at Camp Lejeune are cited as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and that they form up product love degreasers and dry-cleaning solvents.

a close-by dry-cleaning company was victimisation such solvents, that finished up contaminating the groundwater. The encircling areas additionally had waste disposal sites and industrial spills that contributed to the contamination. The ATSDR says that water wells provision the bottom surpassed its set limits. The contamination was initial discovered in 1982, though it took over 3 years for the wells to be shut down.

Later studies showed there are quite seventy alternative chemicals that caused health risks. The foremost dangerous and current of those were as follows:

  • Trichloroethane (TCE) and Perchloroethylene (PCE)
  • Benzene
  • Vinyl Chloride
  • Toluene
  • Other Contaminants

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