Camp Lejeune is a United States military base located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, that provided contaminated water to residents from the 1950s to the 1980s. You may be at risk of developing severe health conditions if you lived or were stationed there during this period. Fortunately, those who suffered from water contamination at Camp Lejeune can now file claims seeking financial compensation.
The water provided at Camp Lejeune contained volatile organic compounds (VOC) such as Benzene and Trichloroethylene. Investigations first discovered the tainted water in 1982 but suggested the water may have been contaminated since 1953.
Researchers have developed a presumptive list of conditions that may be linked to exposure to the military base’s contaminated water. Veterans and their families who were stationed at Camp Lejeune during this time may suffer from conditions including:
Almost one million military service personnel and their family members may have been exposed to this water. Contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from any unusual symptoms.
In August of 2022, the President signed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. The Act addressed the water toxicity at Camp Lejeune and provided legal means for victims to get compensation for their losses. Though activists and litigators are still seeking greater accountability from the United States Military, compensation by filing a claim through the CLJA may offer victims some financial relief.
You may be eligible to file a claim if you:
Victims and their families should know they only have two years from August 10, 2022, when the Act was signed into law, to file a claim. Those who have already filed a claim under Federal Mass Torts will have to file a new claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.
To participate, victims or their families will need to prove their condition and its links to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. An experienced attorney can support you through this process and help you gather the evidence you will need to prove your claim.
It can be devastating to discover that water you thought was safe may have exposed you to toxic chemicals. With offices in Indiana, Altoona, State College, DuBois, and Johnstown, our dedicated team of legal professionals are here to support you through these difficult times and help get you a sense of justice. The attorneys at Marcus & Mack have over one hundred years of experience handling personal injury claims. Contact our team to learn how we can help today.
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