According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, if you served or were present at Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina between 1953 and 1987, you may have been exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other toxic chemicals.
Scientific evidence has shown an association between exposure to these contaminants and the development of certain diseases, including (but not limited to):
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Ovarian cancer
- Parkinson’s disease
- Prostate cancer
- Other cancers
If you, a family member, or a loved one lived at Camp Lejeune (North Carolina) and suffered adverse health effects from water contamination, we invite you to call our offices to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal options for seeking accountability and maximum compensation.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire an Experienced Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Attorney?
As Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers and attorneys, we represent Camp Lejeune clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning that a fee for legal services is only paid if compensation is obtained through a settlement or verdict. In addition, all litigation expenses and costs are advanced (such as medical and other expert fees and court costs), so you will not have to worry about paying upfront expenses (these expenses are normally fully repaid from a settlement or successful verdict).
What Hazardous Chemicals Were in the Camp Lejeune Water?
Water treatment plants and on-base water wells at Camp Lejeune were found to be contaminated with over seventy hazardous chemicals, with the four most prevalent contaminants being:
- Trichloroethylene (TCE),
- Perchloroethylene (PCE),
- Benzene, and
- Vinyl Chloride.
Despite being aware of the serious water contamination, the Marine Corps failed to notify current and former base residents about exposure to the toxic water, leading to continued exposure and injuries.
How Can I File a Claim for Injuries Caused by Exposure to Contaminated Water at Camp LeJeune?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act was recently signed into law under the Biden Administration, allowing victims who meet qualifying criteria to pursue legal action. Under the Act, former Camp Lejeune residents and workers are entitled to seek financial compensation for illnesses suffered due to being exposed to contaminated water.
Under the expected Camp Lejeune Lawsuit, settlement amounts for each individual case will differ based upon the diagnosed injuries, time spent at the base, and damages, which can include (but are not limited to):
- Medical bills,
- Lost income,
- Lost earning potential,
- Pain and Suffering, and
- Emotional Distress.
Who May Qualify for The Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit?
Individuals who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune (North Carolina) for thirty days or more between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 may qualify to seek maximum compensation in the Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit.
Eligible parties may include those who suffered adverse health effects from exposure to contaminated water, including:
- Family members,
- Members of the Marine Expeditionary Forces, and
- Others who came in contact with the toxic drinking water.
Schedule a Free Consultation to Find Out If You May Qualify to Participate in the Camp LeJeune Lawsuit.
Over one million individuals may have been exposed to toxic drinking water at Camp LeJeune from 1953 to 1987. If you or a loved was present during this time and later experienced an injuries or illness, including cancer, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, or other diseases, please contact Olsman MacKenzie Peacock and Wallace to schedule a free consultation with a Camp LeJeune water contamination attorney to learn more about your options for seeking maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
 Camp Lejeune water contamination health issues, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Health Issues | Veterans Affairs (va.gov).
  Camp Lejeune water contamination health issues, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Health Issues | Veterans Affairs (va.gov).