Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Claims
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How Was The Camp Lejeune Water Contaminated?
Water at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina was contaminated through two of the eight water treatment facilities. From 1957 to 1987, the two water treatment facilities contained volatile organic compounds such as perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene, benzene, and vinyl chloride. The contamination was mostly caused by spills and leaks from underground tanks, waste disposal sites, and local businesses.
Exposure to these substances led to health issues for many who consumed them, most of whom were military personnel and their families on the base. It is estimated that over one million people were exposed.
Side effects of contaminated water exposure include:
- Various organ cancers
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Liver disease
- Aplastic anemia
- Congenital disabilities
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- And others
What Type Of Damages Might I Be Able To Recover Through Litigation?
In 2022, Congress introduced the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which would allow those exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, to sue and recover damages.
If you or a loved one has suffered because of the Camp Lejeune water contamination, you may be entitled to compensation for current, past, and future medical expenses, lost wages, diminished quality of life, and others depending on your related issues.
Even if your exposed loved one passed away, you could still be eligible to file a lawsuit on their behalf.
What Should I Do If I Was Affected By The Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?
You are entitled to compensation if the contamination from Camp Lejeune impacted you or your loved ones.
To begin working toward recovery, find an experienced attorney to review your case and conduct a full assessment. Your attorney will build your case by collecting medical records and evidence, recording your testimony, and filing the lawsuit on your behalf. Then they can negotiate an appropriate settlement and potentially present your case in court.
A settlement may also be possible through an attorney-negotiated financial agreement called a Camp Lejeune Settlement which would entail earlier compensation and avoidance of court.
What Makes Stephen Boutros, LTD. The Right Firm For My Camp Lejeune Lawsuit?
Our firm has made a mark in Houston, Texas by delivering consistent, fierce representation for all clients. We are proud advocates who work with our clients throughout the legal process so they never feel overwhelmed or discouraged.
We understand how impactful recovery can be for individuals and families, and we intend to fight relentlessly for yours.
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