Camp Lejeune has been the subject of a major investigation and public outrage. Keep reading our blog to learn more.
New River, NC
Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps Base and Air Station located in New River, North Carolina. The base is surrounded by several water treatment plants that are supposed to clear contaminants from the drinking water to ensure that it’s safe.
The base was home to service members, contractors, civil workers, and their families for over four decades. Generations of families drank the water at Camp Lejeune and as a result, were exposed to highly toxic chemicals. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act was enacted to help victims and their families recover the compensation they deserve.
Two of the eight water treatment facilities surrounding Camp Lejeune were not following regulations and as a result, provided toxic water to Camp residents. Not only was the water itself toxic, the treatment plants failed to dispose of toxic byproducts and waste and as a result, the groundwater around the plants and in the camp was also turned toxic.
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The resulting health issues tied to the contamination at Camp Lejeune include:
- Adult leukemia
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Aplastic anemia
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Parkinson’s disease
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Renal toxicity
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
These conditions are sometimes terminal and often require extensive medical intervention. Not only do victims lose wages, but they also may have expensive medical bills and other expenses as a result.
If you or a family member has been affected by toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune, you may be entitled to compensation. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act can help you and your loved ones hold the negligent parties accountable and prevent further harm.