Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit
From 1953-1987, water supplies at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were contaminated with a number of hazardous chemicals that have been linked to a range of serious health conditions including cancer, birth defects, ALS, and other potentially life-threatening injuries.
It is believed that more than a million people lived at Camp Lejeune within this time period, including active duty and former military service members, families, non-military staff, and others.
Mazie Slater is actively pursuing cases on behalf of those who have been injured or suspect they have been injured as a result of toxic water at Camp Lejeune.
Toxic Volatile Organic Compounds at Base Camp
The water contamination spanned the entire Camp Lejeune base as well as the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, which is very close to Camp Lejeune.
Sources of the contaminated water include two of the eight water treatment facilities that supplied Camp Lejeune and surrounding areas with water: Tarawa Terrace Treatment Plant and Hadnot Point Treatment Plant.
Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Compensation Fund
Finally, legislators appear to be on the verge of compensating victims who have been sickened, injured and died as a result of their exposure to toxic water. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is expected to be signed into law by President Biden under the Honoring Our PACT Act. This act creates a compensation fund for any person exposed to contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and allows any person or their legal representative including service members, employees, and family members who lived or worked on the base for at least 30 days and was exposed toxic water to file a claim against the U.S. government. Between 1953 and 1987, water at Camp Lejeune contained unsafe levels of numerous toxic volatile organic chemicals including trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride (VC), and benzene. Exposure to these chemicals has been known to cause serious health conditions including cancer, Parkinson’s disease, stillbirths, infertility, and miscarriages.
While previous laws authorized claims through the Department of Veterans Affairs, that law only allowed claims by veterans and their dependents and imposed various additional hurdles on any person filing a claim including the requirement that the claimant developed one of eight conditions (Adult leukemia, Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes, Bladder cancer, Kidney cancer, Liver cancer, Multiple myeloma, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and Parkinson’s disease). The Camp Lejeune Justice Act will enable spouses of service members and civilians to file a claim and permits claims by individuals who have suffered from other health conditions as a result of exposure to the base’s dangerous water.
Lawyers for Injuries Caused by Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
Mazie Slater is a highly respected law firm located in Roseland, New Jersey. Our attorneys are currently serving as lead counsel in numerous medical device and pharmaceutical litigations. We represent people currently residing in anywhere within the United States and even US citizens who are currently living abroad.
If you or a loved one lived or worked at Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station, or surrounding properties between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 for at least 30 days and were exposed to toxic water in any way including through drinking, cooking, bathing, or cleaning, contact our toxic water lawyers today for a free consultation.