Attorney For Camp Lejeune Lawsuit
Attorney For Camp Lejeune Lawsuit
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit
Justice for our veterans, their families, and contracted civilians who served, worked or lived at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between the years of 1953 to 1987 is just around the corner. Individuals can obtain military records that can provide details of where and when their loved ones served at Camp Lejeune by going to: https://www.usa.gov/military-records
THE CAMP LEJEUNE JUSTICE ACT OF 2022 / PACT ACT
This new bi-partisan supported bill will allow Camp Lejeune contaminated water victims to pursue legal action against the U.S. Government.
Description Of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
Camp Lejeune, a United States Marine Corps base located in North Carolina, experienced a significant water contamination problem. The poor water quality affected the health and well-being of military personnel, their families, and civilian employees who lived on the base between the 1950s and 1980s. The contamination was primarily caused by various hazardous chemicals that leached into the base’s drinking water supply.
The main pollutants identified in the Camp Lejeune water supply were volatile organic compounds, including trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene, benzene, and vinyl chloride. These chemicals are commonly used in industrial processes, solvents, and cleaning agents. The contaminated water was due to leaking storage tanks, unhealthy disposal practices, and spills at several facilities on the base, including a dry cleaner, a metal plating shop, and an industrial area.
For years, the contaminated water was unknowingly consumed by the residents of Camp Lejeune, leading to long-term health issues. The base population, which included service members, their families, and civilian employees, was exposed to these toxic substances through drinking, bathing, cooking, and other everyday uses of water.
The health effects associated with the water contamination at Camp Lejeune were extensive and severe. The most notable health conditions linked to exposure to the contaminated water include various forms of cancer (such as leukemia, liver cancer, kidney cancer, and bladder cancer), as well as reproductive disorders, birth defects, and other chronic illnesses.
In response to the water contamination issue, the U.S. government and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have acknowledged the responsibility to provide healthcare and compensation to affected individuals. The Veterans Administration implemented the Camp Lejeune Family Member Program, which offers medical care to eligible family members who resided at Camp Lejeune between 1957 and 1987 and have been diagnosed with any of the specified conditions associated with the water contamination.
Efforts have also been made to address the environmental cleanup of the affected areas at Camp Lejeune. The base has implemented extensive remediation measures to remove and treat contaminated soil and groundwater, ensuring that the water supply is safe for current and future residents.
The water contamination problem at Camp Lejeune serves as a tragic example of the detrimental impact that environmental pollution can have on human health. It has highlighted the importance of strict regulations, monitoring, and remediation efforts to safeguard water supplies and protect communities from such hazards.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed, or died as a result of cancer or other severe disease resulting from Camp Lejeune drinking water, you need to call me now. These diseases are horrific, and life changing for you and your family members. Yes, the issues were recognized, and steps have been taken to help, but it’s not enough. It does not negate the fact your whole life was turned upside down, for serving this great country! I have fought hard and successfully for my clients for over 40 years. Call me today, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Toxins Found In Water At Camp Lejeune
For more than 30 years, base workers, veterans and their families were continually exposed to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the drinking water. The toxins included:
Benzene is a highly flammable and volatile organic compound (VOC) that is commonly used as a solvent in various industries. It is a colorless liquid with a sweet odor. Benzene is widely used in chemical manufacturing, oil refining, and rubber production as a solvent. However, prolonged exposure to benzene, either through inhalation or skin contact, can have severe health effects. Benzene is known to be carcinogenic and has been linked to the development of leukemia and other blood-related cancers. Due to its hazardous nature, strict regulations are in place to limit exposure to benzene in occupational and environmental settings.
Tetrachloroethylene, also known as perchloroethylene or PCE, is a widely used non-flammable solvent companies may use. It is a colorless liquid with a sharp, sweet odor. PCE is commonly used in dry cleaning, metal degreasing, and textile processing. It can easily contaminate air, water, and soil due to its volatile nature. Prolonged exposure to tetrachloroethylene can lead to adverse health effects, including liver and kidney damage, as well as central nervous system disorders. It has been classified as a probable human carcinogen, with an increased risk of developing certain types of cancer, such as bladder cancer. Strict handling and disposal practices are necessary to prevent environmental contamination and protect human health. The proper disposal of tetrachloroethylene was not exhibited at Camp Lejeune, and as a result thousands of men, woman and children continue to suffer the consequences. You deserved better, and now you deserve to recover compensation for your injuries.
Trichloroethylene is another colorless liquid with a sweet odor that is normally used as an industrial solvent. It is widely employed for degreasing metal parts, electronics manufacturing, and as a cleaning agent. TCE can contaminate air, soil, and water through improper disposal practices or leaks. Exposure to trichloroethylene over a long period has been associated with various health problems. It can cause damage to the liver, kidneys, and the central nervous system. Moreover, TCE has been classified as a carcinogen and has been linked to an increased risk of developing certain cancers, such as kidney and liver cancer. Strict safety measures and proper handling are crucial to minimize exposure and prevent its harmful effects.
Vinyl chloride is also a colorless gas with a slightly sweet odor. Used in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a widely used plastic. Vinyl chloride can enter the environment through the manufacturing and disposal of PVC products. Inhalation of vinyl chloride can cause damage to the respiratory system, including irritation of the respiratory tract and lungs. Vinyl chloride has been linked to an increased risk of developing angiosarcoma, a rare form of liver cancer, as well as other liver-related diseases. Occupational exposure to vinyl chloride is regulated to ensure worker safety, and proper disposal practices are important to prevent its release into the environment and protect public health.
The brave people serving their country, and their families unknowingly experienced toxic water contamination at Camp Lejeune. If you were on the base between the 1950s and 1980s, call me today for your free consultation!
Diseases In Camp Lejeune Water Lawsuit
As a result of toxic chemicals in the tap water at Camp Lejeune, thousands and thousands of individuals currently suffer, have suffered, or died from severe disease, including several types of cancer. They include:
A type of cancer that affects the tissues of the bladder, commonly associated with exposure to certain chemicals and toxins.
A cancer that develops in the breast tissue, which usually includes the formation of a lump or mass and potential spread to nearby lymph nodes.
Caused by certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and characterized by abnormal cell growth, cervical cancer has been another toxic effect.
This is cancer that affects the esophagus, the tube connecting the throat to the stomach. Often associated with chronic acid reflux and heavy alcohol or tobacco use, it’s another terrible disease these military families have suffered from.
Cancer that originates in the kidneys, it is an abnormal growth of cells in the kidney tissues.
Cancer that develops in the liver, often associated with chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis B or C infection, alcohol abuse, or exposure to certain toxins.
Cancer that originates in the lungs, primarily caused by long-term exposure to tobacco smoke, secondhand smoke, or other harmful substances.
Cancer that affects the ovaries, typically characterized by the abnormal growth of cells in the ovaries or surrounding tissues.
Cancer that develops in the stomach lining, often associated with chronic stomach inflammation, infection with Helicobacter pylori, or dietary factors.
Multiple Myeloma and other Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Types of cancers affecting plasma cells or bone marrow cells, resulting in abnormal cell production and impaired immune function.
A type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow, leading to the abnormal production of white blood cells in adults.
Aplastic Anemia and other Bone Marrow Conditions
Conditions characterized by the inability of the bone marrow to produce sufficient new blood cells, resulting in low blood cell counts.
A type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, characterized by the abnormal growth of lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell).
A chronic autoimmune disease that causes abnormal thickening and hardening of the skin and connective tissues.
A neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement, characterized by tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination.
Damage to the kidneys caused by exposure to toxic substances or certain medications, resulting in impaired kidney function.
Birth Defects and Birth Injury
Abnormalities or physical injuries that occur during pregnancy or childbirth, affecting the development or health of a newborn.
The spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week, often resulting from genetic abnormalities or other complications.
Changes in cognitive function, behavior, or mental health caused by exposure to certain substances, toxins, or neurological conditions.
This list is incredibly long. Exposure to toxins in the water have resulted in a variety of catastrophic illnesses. It pains me that this happened to selfless people and their families, sacrificing for our freedom.
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DO YOU HAVE A CLAIM?
As is the case with all legal claims, it is important to gather evidence to support your claim. Evidence may include:
- Military service records
- Proof of residence at Camp Lejeune
- Proof of contract work
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Disability benefits or VA compensation
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Damages Sought In A Camp Lejeune Lawsuit
You may be entitled to receive substantial compensation for:
Medical bills refer to the expenses incurred for medical services, treatments, medications, and procedures received by an individual, often resulting from injuries or illnesses. These can include hospital charges, doctor fees, diagnostic tests, prescriptions, and rehabilitation costs.
Lost wages represent the income or earnings that an individual is unable to earn due to an injury, illness, or disability. These include the wages or salary they would have received during the period of absence from work, as well as any future earning potential that may be affected by the condition.
This is the long-term or lifelong impairment or condition that significantly limits a person’s ability to perform essential daily activities or work tasks. Often resulting in functional limitations or the inability to engage in gainful employment, the toxic exposure may have caused your permanent injury.
Pain and Suffering
Encompassing the physical and emotional distress experienced by an individual as a result of an injury, illness, or accident, this include you and your family. You may have experienced physical pain, mental anguish, emotional trauma, and the negative impact on the overall quality of life.
Loss of Earning Capacity
The inability to make the money you’ve been accustomed to may chance your whole lifestyle. The diminished ability of an individual to earn income or wages in the future due to an injury, disability, or medical condition, is devastating. It may result in reduced work opportunities, career limitations, or the need for job modifications.
Loss of Consortium
Loss of consortium refers to the loss or deprivation of the benefits and companionship that a person may experience as a result of the injury, disability, or death of their spouse or close family member.
I am fighting for you, your medical bills, your disability compensation, and more! The contaminated water exposure that went on from the 1950s to the 1980s at Camp Lejeune is inexcusable!
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