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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?
Those who have been exposed face cancer and other serious health problems related to the contaminants at Camp Lejeune.
Health conditions may include:
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Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, signed on August 10, 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.
Part of this Bill is called the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022, which passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 4, 2022. The Act permits 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 and who experienced a water toxicity-related illness may be eligible for compensation.
What does Camp Lejeune Justice Act Do?
This legislation removes legal barriers, unfairly denying Camp Lejeune families their day in court. Signed on August 10, 2022, individuals can file lawsuits in 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.
Our attorneys have a history of standing with veterans whose lives and rights have been trampled by corporate greed. Believing 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.
What Are the Causes of 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 dry-cleaning company in the area victimized 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 at the bottom surpassed its set limits. The contamination was initially discovered in 1982, though it took over 3 years for the wells to be shut down.
Later studies showed there are over seventy alternative chemicals that have caused health risks. The foremost dangerous and current of those were as follows:
- Trichloroethane (TCE) and Perchloroethylene (PCE)
- Vinyl Chloride
- Other Contaminants
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