Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

If you or a loved one served, worked, or lived at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, you may be eligible to take part in a lawsuit due to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination.

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CAMP LEJEUNE WATER CONTAMINATION LEGAL REPRESENTATION

If you or a loved one served, worked, or lived at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, you may be eligible to take part in a lawsuit due to contaminated water exposure. During that period of time, water wells at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with several toxic chemicals. They include:

  • Benzene
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
  • Vinyl chloride (VC)

All four chemicals were present in the water at Camp Lejeune. Despite the Department of Defense learning of reports of cancer and other life-threatening diseases caused by the contaminated water, the wells were not shut down until later. Tragically, this left veterans, their families, and others working and living at Camp Lejeune with life-altering health problems. Some of the cancers reported as a result of contaminated water exposure include:

  • Breast Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer, Leukemia, Esophageal Cancer
  • Aplastic Anemia, Cervical Cancer, Prostate Cancer
  • Colon Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Brain Cancer

Camp Lejeune Justice Act

Unfortunately, North Carolina law prevented personal injury claims for monetary damages caused by the contaminated water. To address this injustice, Congress passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act in August of 2022. The Act allows those suffering from diseases and conditions caused by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune to file claims for monetary damages. Of critical importance, the time to file a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act is limited.

Who can file a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit?

Under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, anyone who was exposed to the contaminated water for a minimum of 30 days, and suffered adverse health effects such as cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses may have the right to file a lawsuit. If you or a loved one spent time at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, and thereafter had any kind of severe illness, it is suggested that you speak with Sinas Dramis Law Firm’s Camp Lejeune team to discuss your options.

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