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Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base

Between 1953 and 1987, over a million service members and family members unknowingly drank or used toxic water. Now, decades later, the people who lived or worked at this base are being diagnosed with cancer and other diseases due to toxic exposure. Our Camp Lejeune toxic contamination firm is investigating these cases, helping sick people get the money they need to recover while getting justice for the harm they’ve suffered.

If you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, speak with Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC as soon as possible. We can discuss your legal options in a free case consultation.

Why Are People Filing Lawsuits Against Camp Lejeune?

People are filing lawsuits nearly 70 years later because a new federal statute called the Camp Lejeune Act of 2022 was approved by Congress in July 2022, allowing the victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune to seek compensation. The law overwrites a 2014 Supreme Court ruling saying that anyone who got sick at the Marine base was no longer eligible to file due to North Carolina’s 10-year statute of repose. Now, anyone who was previously forbidden from filing a lawsuit against Camp Lejeune is free to do so.

But we recommend acting quickly.

The Illnesses Caused by Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

It’s been determined that the water at Camp Lejeune contained TCE, PCE, vinyl chloride, and benzene—all belonging to a potentially fatal class of chemicals called volatile organic chemicals, or VOCs. These chemicals are tied to a number of serious and life-changing illnesses.

Chemicals in Camp Lejeune’s water are linked to:

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Kidney cancer
  • Cardiac defects
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Kidney failure
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Bladder cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Soft-tissue cancer
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Aplastic anemia

Even if your medical condition is not listed here, it’s possible that exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune could have caused a number of other conditions. To prove a connection, your lawyer need only prove that there is at least a 50% causal relationship between any of the chemicals listed above and your medical condition. As research uncovers more about how VOCs affect your health, the broader the number of conditions may be.

How Long Do I Have to File a Camp Lejeune Cancer Claim?

The new Camp Lejeune Act of 2022 allows veterans, their families, and anyone else who suffered toxic exposure at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 only 2 years to file a claim for any and all illnesses caused by chemical contamination. The two-year period begins the day the law is enacted, which could be as soon as late July 2022. We recommend speaking with an attorney as soon as possible about your options, even if you’re not sure what caused your condition. Our Camp Lejeune cancer claim attorneys can speak to medical experts on your behalf to determine whether your disease was likely caused by toxic exposure.

Call (888) 498-3023 to speak with HHR in a free consultation. Let’s discuss your options and get you what you need.

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