From 1953 through 1987, two water treatment facilities supplying water to the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina were contaminated with two toxic chemicals—perchloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE). Allegations have surfaced claiming that camp officials knew of these dangerous chemicals contaminating the tap water, exposing members of the military, their families, and other workers and residents on base who ingested and bathed in it.
Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys is dedicated to fighting for the legal rights of veterans, their families, and civilian employees who believe they developed cancer or other serious health issues from the toxic water.
Please contact us for a free initial Camp Lejeune water contamination injury case review. You may be entitled to a financial settlement by filing a lawsuit for injuries or illness suffered.
Side Effects of Contaminated Water Exposure
Suggestive evidence links extended exposure to PCE and/or TCE to these serious and often fatal diseases, including:
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Breast cancer
- Brain cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Lung cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Cardiac defects
- Birth defects
- Parkinson’s disease
If you lived, worked, or were in utero at Camp Lejeune sometime between 1953 through 1987 for a period of at least 30 cumulative days, and have one or more of the diseases listed above, or believe you lost a loved one due to wrongful death, don’t delay in contacting us to claim your FREE case evaluation.
Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022
On August 10, 2022, the PACT Act was passed. This new legislation delivers more comprehensive health care and benefits to veterans affected by all toxic exposure during their service. Part of that legislation includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.
Per the Camp Lejeune Justice Act:
“An individual, including a veteran (as defined in section 101 of title 38, United States Code), or the legal representative of such an individual, who resided, worked, or was otherwise exposed (including in utero exposure) for not less than 30 days during the period beginning on August 1, 1953, and ending on December 31, 1987, to water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, that was supplied by, or on behalf of, the United States may bring an action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina to obtain appropriate relief for harm that was caused by exposure to the water at Camp Lejeune.”
More specifically, the PACT Act means that individuals who were exposed to the toxic water would be allowed to file lawsuits to recover damages as well as streamlining disability claims and additional benefits with the Veterans Administration.
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Injury Attorneys
If you or someone you love believes that you have been affected by the Camp Lejeune water contamination issue, you may be entitled to compensation for past, current, and future medical bills, lost wages, loss of quality of life, and much more.
Make one call today toll-free to 844-977-1900 or submit a form located on this page to connect and learn more. Our legal team is standing by 24/7. We’ll help you learn more about your legal options after potentially being exposed to toxic tap water at Camp Lejeune.