CAMP LEJEUNE WATER CONTAMINATION
About the Investigation:
Our attorneys are looking to help victims of the water contamination at Camp Lejeune. Camp Lejeune is a large military training facility along the coast in Jacksonville, North Carolina. It was built as a marine base in the 1940s but because of its location along the water, it has also been used as an amphibious training facility for military forces from all over the world. It is a large base that has housed boot camp facilities in the past and also supports housing for family members of enlisted military personnel stationed there.
In 1974 an order was issued on base requiring that chemicals used there be properly disposed of to avoid drinking water contamination, but this was disregarded. In 1982, dangerous chemicals were found in the base’s water that can cause birth defects, but this information was kept quiet for another 20 years. As groups became aware of the toxins in the Camp Lejeune drinking water, more digging was done and it was discovered that the water contamination stretched all the way back to 1953 and continued possibly until about 1987. 2,000,000 innocent people may have been exposed to these chemicals unknowingly, which caused cancers, birth defects, miscarriages, and many more illnesses.
What Can You Do If You Were Affected By The Camp Lejeune Water?
The first veteran to win a settlement for a cancer related to the contaminated Lejeune water was in 2010. Since then, litigation has been ongoing to attempt to find justice for the many victims. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 allows victims to sue for illnesses caused by the toxic water on base.
If you or a loved one lived or work on Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and later developed leukemia, Parkinson’s, or some other type of cancer, call today to find out if their time at Camp Lejeune could have been the cause. If so, our attorneys can help you get compensated. Do not delay! Fill in your information on this page to have someone reach out to you today to discuss the circumstances of your case.
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