Anyone who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune at certain times might be eligible to file a claim for a water contamination case. As many as a million people may have been exposed to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water.
People exposed to Camp Lejeune’s water between Aug. 1953 and Dec. 1987 who later developed a medical conditions linked to toxic chemicals found at Camp Lejeune may have a case. Those medical conditions are:
• Adult leukemia
• Aplastic anemia
• Bladder cancer
• Kidney cancer
• Liver cancer
• Multiple myeloma
• Myelodysplastic syndromes
• Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
• Parkinson’s disease
Military veterans, along with their families, may also be able to recover their expenses linked to these medical conditions, along with other medical issues that include:
• Breast cancer
• Esophageal cancer
• Female infertility
• Hepatic steatosis
• Lung cancer
• Neurobehavioral effects
• Renal toxicity
Lawyers at Matthews & Associates will represent those who were exposed to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water. Experienced lawyers can review your legal rights and determine whether you have a claim.
Contact us now for a free case review of your rights and legal options. We will do our best to determine if your eligibility. We will pursue a claim for you if we determine that you are eligible. Our confidential legal review is your no-obligation chance to see if you might have a case.
Camp Lejeune’s Toxic Water
Hundreds of thousands of Camp Lejeune’s service men and women and their families drank and cooked with the camp’s toxic water for a period from 1953 to 1987.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
The Marine Corps discovered in 1982 that the camp’s water was contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and had been contaminated since at least the early 1950s.The marines found benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride in the camp’s drinking water.
Thousands of veterans, their family members, staff, and various contractors were thus exposed to cancer-causing chemicals at the camp.
Speak with a Lawyer Today about Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
Anyone exposed to the dangerous chemicals at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 might be able to file a claim for damages. Filing such a case can be a difficult process, so a potential claimant might be wise to hire an experienced lawyer for professional assistance.
To qualify someone for a claim, a lawyer must first prove the claimant resided at Camp Lejeune, or confirm a relationship with a veteran who lived at the camp. A claimant must also demonstrate a medical condition that is covered by the settlement and show relevant healthcare expenses.
Camp Lejeune Base History
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is a U.S. military training facility stretched throughout 246 square miles in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The U.S. government has admitted that from 1953 to 1987, military members, staff, and their families stationed at the camp drank, bathed, and cooked in water contaminated with toxic chemicals.
Medical studies and scientific research have shown a disease link between prolonged exposure to chemicals found in Camp Lejeune’s water — tetrachloroethylene (PCE), a dry-cleaning solvent, and trichloroethylene (TCE), a degreaser. Those are just two of the more than 70 chemicals that have been identified as contaminants in Camp Lejeune’s water.
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