Military service members, non-military staff members, their families, and others may be affected by water contamination that existed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, from 1953 to 1987. During this 34-year period, more than one million people lived at Camp Lejeune, and many may have since developed a serious injury or illness in connection with the site’s water contamination.
Our attorneys at Kwartler Manus, LLC want those affected to know they can fight to recover damages associated with their or their loved ones’ injury or illness. Conditions as serious as birth defects, cancer, and ALS are reportedly linked to water contamination at Camp Lejeune. It may be possible to recover compensation to account for expenses related to the treatment of these conditions and more.
Learn more about legal options that may be available to you by consulting with one of our Camp Lejeune lawsuit lawyers in Philadelphia. We are fielding nationwide claims for class action lawsuits, so reach out to us from wherever in the United States you are.
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For three-and-a-half decades, Camp Lejeune supplied those living in it with water contaminated by volatile organic compounds. These compounds included things such as degreasers, dry-cleaning solvents, chemicals used on heavy machinery, and nearly 70 more kinds of substances.
Specific compounds found in drinking water at Camp Lejeune include tetrachloroethylene (PCE or PERC), trichloroethylene (TCE), vinyl chloride, and benzene.
These volatile organic compounds are believed by experts to have leaked into drinking water sources from waste disposal sites and underground storage tanks near the base. They also came from military operations and nearby businesses. Specifically, contaminated water flowed to the base from two water treatment facilities: Tarawa Terrace Treatment Plant and Hadnot Point Treatment Plant.
There are many different health issues connected to the contamination of drinking water at Camp Lejeune. More than 1 million people who lived or worked at the site from 1953 to 1987 may have developed one of these conditions as a result of the contamination.
Health issues known to be associated with water contamination at Camp Lejeune include:
If you are a veteran who served at Camp Lejeune when water contamination was present, you may be eligible for benefits from the Veterans Administration. Presumptive conditions include kidney disease, liver disease, and cancer. Visit the VA’s website to learn more.
Our attorneys for Camp Lejeune lawsuits can provide legal assistance if you believe you have a valid claim for a class action lawsuit. Whether you or a loved one such as a spouse, child, or someone else who lived with you at Camp Lejeune during a period between 1953 and 1987 has been diagnosed with a serious illness, you can recover important compensation.