Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawyers
Lawsuits for Toxic Exposure at Camp Lejeune
Did you serve, live, or work on United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina? Have you since been diagnosed with a serious illness or chronic health condition? There might be a direct connection now that it is known that much of the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was dangerously contaminated for decades.
Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC is investigating the unfolding situation and hearing from people who have potential Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits. With our extensive experience and resources, we are well poised to handle such a complex case or mass tort, which will involve the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. To find out if you should take legal action after being exposed to unsafe water at Camp Lejeune, dial (502) 242-8872 now and request a no-cost initial consultation with our trial attorneys.
Contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune
In 1982, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry first detected unsafe levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune. It concluded that two water treatment plants – Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point water treatment plants – had been pumping contaminated water to various areas and buildings throughout the camp ever since the early 1950s.
Water contamination tests revealed these VOCs in the potable water:
- Perchloroethylene (PCE)
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Vinyl chloride (VC)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that minimal exposure to VOCs can occur without a higher risk of certain chronic illnesses. However, some of the VOC levels detected at Camp Lejeune exceeded the maximum “safe” exposure limit 400 times over.
Due to how long the contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune went unchecked, it is believed that millions of people have been exposed to it, including military service members, their families, and independent contractors working on the base. It is also estimated that thousands of people could have a valid Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit after being diagnosed with severe illnesses. Hundreds more might have already passed away from the diseases caused by the water, too.
Illnesses Caused by Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water
Exposure to VOCs can cause dangerous health conditions, especially when the exposure occurs in large amounts or is prolonged. People who served, lived, or worked on Camp Lejeune for decades and in the areas supplied by the two contaminated water treatment plants could have a high risk of developing various illnesses and cancers as a direct result of that exposure.
VOC exposure at Camp Lejeune has been linked to:
- Aplastic anemia and bone marrow disease
- Bladder, breast, cervical, kidney, lung, stomach, and throat cancer
- Higher risk of miscarriage or birth injury
- Multiple myeloma
- Neurological damage that causes mental health risks
- Parkinson’s disease (PD)
Have you been diagnosed with any of these illnesses or diseases after serving, working, or living at Camp Lejeune? If so, then the connection between your illness and your time on the base could be significant. Please bring it up to our attorneys by dialing (502) 242-8872 now.
Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 is a piece of legislation that will allow people to file claims for fair financial compensation after being hurt due to water contamination at Camp Lejeune. It needs to be passed and enacted, but it is highly anticipated that it will be soon. You do not need to wait for the act’s passage to take legal action, though.
You should start exploring your legal options now by connecting with Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC and our Camp Lejeune water contamination attorneys. If or when the act passes, it will allow Camp Lejeune claims to be treated like a mass tort, a type of legal action that our firm has handled for decades. We are here to help you with all steps of your claim, such as filing it with the right court in North Carolina and taking action before the two-year statute of limitations ends.
We can help you fight for all the damages owed to you, such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduce earning capacity
- Disability benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Lost companionship
Ready to Fight for You – Call Now
Our Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers are currently hearing from people who:
- Lived, worked, or served on Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987.
- Were diagnosed with a chronic illness or cancer; or,
- Lost a loved one to a chronic illness or cancer.
If you fit this description or think that you might but aren’t sure, please reach out to us. Under our guidance, you can demand the compensation you are owed after the Camp Lejeune Justice Act passes, as it is predicted to do soon. Let us proudly serve the men and women who have served our country.
Find out more today. Please contact our firmby calling (502) 242-8872.
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