Camp Lejeune Claims
Seeking Relief for Injury Developed from Toxic Water Exposure at Camp Lejeune
For decades, service members, civil workers, contractors, and their families living and working at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were exposed to contaminated drinking water. The toxins have been linked to several serious health conditions, including cancer. Although those affected suffered tremendous losses and expenses, they were barred from seeking financial recovery from the federal government. However, on August 10, 2022, that all changed when President Signed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. The Act gives contaminated water victims the right to initiate litigation against the federal government to pursue compensation for damages.
At White Law PLLC, we are relieved to see that the brave men and women who have served our country finally get the chance to have their day in court and seek justice. Our attorneys in Okemos would be honored to stand by their sides, providing the steadfast legal counsel they need to file a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim. We have extensive experience and have handled thousands of cases, including high-profile matters. Leveraging our knowledge and skills, we can help you navigate the legal system and work toward recovering the compensation you need and deserve.
Health Conditions Associated with the Camp Lejeune Water Contaminants
Between the early 1950s and mid-1980s, two of eight water treatment facilities provided toxic water to Camp Lejeune. Waste disposal, leaking storage tanks, and industrial spills contributed to the contamination.
The toxins identified include:
- Vinyl chloride
Around 1 million servicemembers, civil workers, contractors, and their families may have drank, bathed in, or cooked with the contaminated water. Prolonged exposure to the toxins has been linked to several health conditions and diseases.
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Cardiac defects
- End-stage renal disease
Health conditions may also develop in individuals exposed to the toxic water in utero. For example, babies might have been born underweight, mothers could have miscarried, or babies might have suffered fetal death.
If you or a loved one was affected by the Camp Lejeune contaminated water, now is your time to seek the remedy you deserve. Although money cannot undo what was done to you and your family, being granted an award holds the government responsible and helps cover costs you sustained or continue to experience.
Who Can File a Camp Lejeune Injury Claim?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act provides that individuals may seek relief if they were harmed because of exposure to the water, including in utero exposure. Those who can initiate a claim include anyone who lived, worked, or was otherwise exposed to the water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days. The Act applies to people who were on the Base between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.
To obtain remedy, the individual must demonstrate a link between the toxic water exposure and the health condition they developed. The burden of proof may be satisfied by providing scientific evidence showing that exposure to the toxins is associated with the harm suffered.
At White Law PLLC, our Okemos attorneys diligently review the facts. We can examine reports, studies, and other relevant information to build your case.
We Deliver the Legal Counsel You Need
If you were harmed because of contaminated water exposure at Camp Lejeune, you have two years from the enactment of the Act or from the date your injury was discovered to file your claim. Our lawyers in Okemos want to help you seek the justice you deserve and are ready to evaluate your case and discuss the next steps.
At White Law PLLC, our clients come first, and we work tirelessly to protect their rights. Speak with us about your Camp Lejeune claim by contacting us at (517) 316-1195.
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