Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Attorneys
Toxic Exposure Lawsuits for People Who Served at Camp Lejeune
For decades, the potable water at United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was unsafely contaminated. Millions of people who served, worked, or lived at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 could have been exposed to dangerous drinking water, causing countless illnesses and cancers. Now, an effort is growing to get fair compensation for them.
Cunningham Bounds is proud to stand up for the men and women who served at Camp Lejeune, the families of military service members, and independent contractors who worked there. If you spent any time at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, and you have also received a diagnosis of a chronic illness, then we want to hear from you. The same is true if you lost a loved one to a disease or cancer after they served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune. If a mass tort begins in the future to seek compensation, then you will already have taken the initiative with a professional team of attorneys.
Unsafe Water at Camp Lejeune
It was determined in the late ‘80s that two water treatment plants at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point water treatment plants were tested and were found to have VOC contamination levels that sometimes exceeded 400 times the maximum “safe” level that is recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Both water treatment plants pumped water to various barracks, residential areas, hospital grounds, and administrative buildings in Camp Lejeune.
VOCs detective in Camp Lejeune’s potable water include:
- Perchloroethylene (PCE)
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Vinyl chloride (VC)
Dangers of VOC Exposure
For decades, the EPA has recognized that VOC exposure can cause severe illnesses. Exposure in large amounts or repeated exposures makes the risk of illness increase. We are currently hearing from people who served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune and were later diagnosed with an illness that could have been caused by repeated exposure to the contaminated drinking water there.
VOC exposure can cause:
- Bladder cancer
- Liver cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Kidney cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Renal toxicity
- Parkinson’s disease
- Cardiac defects
- Bile duct cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Gallbladder cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Appendix cancer
- Breast cancer
- Birth defects
- Female infertility
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Cognitive disabilities
- Brain cancer
- Sinus cancer
- Soft tissue sarcoma
- Spinal cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Autoimmune disease
- Hepatic steatosis
- Fatty liver disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Aplastic anemia or other myelodysplastic syndromes
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