Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

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.

Call our Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers at (251) 299-0101 today to arrange a free consultation.

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)
  • Benzene

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
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Kidney cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Renal toxicity
  • Scleroderma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cardiac defects
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Intestinal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Appendix cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Miscarriage
  • Birth defects
  • Female infertility
  • Aplastic anemia or other myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Cognitive disabilities
  • Brain cancer
  • Sinus cancer
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Spinal cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • ALS
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Multiple sclerosis

What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021?

Filing a lawsuit against Camp Lejeune is not as simple as bringing a case against a typical defendant. In fact, it is currently not possible. For legal action to be taken, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 must first be passed and enacted by Congress.

Thankfully, it looks like the Camp Lejeune Justice Act will pass. Once it does, a two-year window to file a claim as part of a larger mass tort will open. By speaking with our attorneys today, you can learn how to prepare your case, so it will be ready by the time the act passes. Taking the initiative in this way could make matters much simpler for you when it comes time to officially seek compensation.

People who are eligible to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit will meet these requirements:

  • Served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987;
  • Used the potable water from the Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point water treatment plants;
  • Were diagnosed with cancer or chronic diseases; or,
  • Lost a loved one to a terminal illness or cancer.

VA Disability Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is offering certain people who fell ill due to water contamination at Camp Lejeune disability benefits. You might be eligible to collect these benefits, too, and you should look into it.Claiming VA benefits does not prevent you from also filing a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit later.

Answering All Your Questions About Camp Lejeune

Cunningham Bounds proudly salutes all members of the United States Armed Forces. It would be our honor to fight for you if you were exposed to unsafe drinking water at Camp Lejeune. With us leading the way, you can explore your legal options with confidence.

Contact our Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers by dialing (251) 299-0101 now.

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