If you or a loved one has suffered a severe or fatal illness from exposure to contaminated water at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact CaseyGerry by calling (619) 730-7586 or send us a message online to arrange your free consultation today.
According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the drinking water at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was contaminated between 1953 to 1987. As a result, the following volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were found:
Benzene, TCE, and PCE are linked to various cancers, including Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. PCE is also classified as probably carcinogenic. As a result, consistent exposure to these chemicals can be catastrophic. Before most of the contaminated wells were removed from service in February 1985, it is estimated that more than one million people could have been exposed. Many of them have been diagnosed with cancer, brain tumors, infertility, Parkinson’s disease, and other severe conditions.
A law passed in August 2022, known as the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, allows individuals affected by the base’s contaminated water to file suit. This includes military members, their families, and civilian employees on the base, as long as you:
Claims must be filed within two to three years of the date you knew or should have known of the connection between your condition and the contaminated water. If you fail to bring a claim within that time, you may be barred from recovering compensation.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers various benefits, including health care at no cost and disability payments for former military members impacted by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Unfortunately, family members cannot receive disability benefits from the VA. However, all victims eligible to join the Camp Lejeune mass tort action may be able to recover compensation for unpaid medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
If you or a loved one may be entitled to compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, contact CaseyGerry. We can help you determine your eligibility and fight for the justice you deserve. Call (619) 730-7586 or send us a message online to arrange a free consultation.