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Camp Lejeune Water Lawsuit

Were you or a loved one harmed by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune? Pending legislation means you may be eligible to file a lawsuit for financial compensation.

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Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune

In 1982, routine water testing at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina found the drinking water to be contaminated by highly toxic chemicals known to cause harm to humans. Several wells on the base were contaminated by underground storage tanks and waste disposal sites, which leaked toxic chemicals into the drinking water supply.

These chemicals included:

  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Perchloroethylene (PCE)
  • Benzene
  • Vinyl chloride
  • Other compounds

The water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with up to 300 times the acceptable level of these chemicals. Talk to our attorneys to learn more.

Health Conditions from Contaminated Drinking Water

The chemicals that were found in Camp Lejeune water cause serious harm to humans. Cancer, infertility and miscarriages, Parkinson’s disease, and more have been widely reported among people who drank the contaminated water.

Health conditions from toxic water at Camp Lejeune may include:

  • Cancer
  • Female infertility
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Leukemia
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Renal toxicity
  • Scleroderma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Other health conditions

Do You Have A Case?

If you or a loved one was affected by the water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, pending legislation may mean you are eligible for compensation. Contact our team today for a free case review.

Who Will be Eligible to File a Lawsuit?

A new law that is currently pending in congress may make anyone who drank the water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and suffered a serious health condition eligible to file a lawsuit. This includes:

  • Service members working or living on base
  • Families of individuals stationed on base
  • People who regularly visited or worked on base
  • Children who were in utero while their mother was on base

Although the contaminated wells at Camp Lejeune were mostly removed in 1985, thousands of people were affected by the toxic water for over 20 years. The only option for people who were harmed by the water was to file for disability through the Veterans Administration, but a new law in Congress may allow people to be fully compensated for their illness.

About the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022

Congress is currently voting on a new law called the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. If passed, this law will allow individuals to receive fair compensation for the illnesses caused by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune.

The bill is part of a larger initiative in Congress to provide support for individuals who have served our country and have been exposed to toxic chemicals in the line of duty.

Even if you filed for disability through the VA you may still be eligible for compensation through a lawsuit in U.S. federal court. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 addresses many of the loopholes that allowed the VA to deny disability claims and block lawsuits from the court.

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If you or a loved one was affected by the water at Camp Lejeune or you would like to learn more, contact our attorneys today for a free consultation.

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Hensley Legal Group, PC has associated with de Ondarza Simmons PLLC whose office is located at 4030 Wake Forest Road, Suite 319, Raleigh, North Carolina for all Camp Lejeune Cases in North Carolina.