For many years, service members, their families, and others working and living at U.S. Marine Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were exposed to toxic water. They drank, bathed in, washed their clothes in, and cooked with water full of chemicals that have been linked to cancer and other serious health conditions.
Those toxic chemicals include:
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Perchloroethylene (PCE)
- Vinyl chloride
If you or someone you love lived or worked on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 for at least 30 days and have suffered from cancer or another serious health condition, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Read on to learn of the known health problems that have resulted from Camp Lejeune water exposure and how our team is here to help.
Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Illnesses
It’s shocking to know that anyone exposed to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune from 1953-1987 for as little as 30 days could have suffered devastating health issues, including both disabling and even deadly illnesses. It’s also tremendously heartbreaking to know that people who served our country and innocent civilians were not better protected and informed.
These cancer-causing chemicals were discovered by the U.S. Marine Corps in 1982, but the wells in the area were not completely removed until 1985. That’s unthinkable, so let’s put it into perspective. It’s estimated that a million civilian workers, military service members, and their families were potentially exposed to these chemicals. That means generations of people have been compromised, harmed, and left to deal with serious illnesses and cancers.
Toxic Water Injuries Include:
- Adult Leukemia
- Aplastic Anemia (or related)
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Female Infertility
- Hepatic Steatosis
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Neurobehavioral Effects
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Renal Toxicity
Research on Toxic Water Illnesses Continues
While it’s confirmed that these illnesses are at the center of the Camp Lejeune water crisis, it’s difficult to know the full extent of injuries related to exposure. Still, studies so far show devastating health issues linked to the chemicals found in Camp Lejeune’s water. As research continues to help us better understand the impact that this water contamination crisis continues to have, we are dedicated to the legal process to provide some financial relief and justice for those harmed. They deserve compensation for their medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Call Our Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lawyers Today
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 passed allows victims of Camp Lejeune water contamination to receive compensation for their years of suffering. This act is the government’s way of accepting responsibility for the mishandling of dangerous chemicals on the Marine Base that harmed more victims than can be counted.
Our team at Fieger Law is here to support and seek compensation for these generations of Marines, their families, and the entire support staff around Camp Lejeune. Contact us now and learn how we can guide you through the process of getting the compensation you’ve deserved for so long.