Camp Lejeune Water CONTAMINATION
From 1953 to 1987 the drinking water at the United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may have been contaminated.
Service members and their families have been exposed to toxic hazards, such as Agent Orange, asbestos, burn pits, radiation, and contaminated water at military bases throughout the country and the world. The U.S. Veterans Administration has reported over 400,000 disability claims related to exposure to toxic chemicals in contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. You are not alone if you were stationed at Camp Lejeune and have been diagnosed with cancer or another deadly medical condition. You may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. A recently passed federal law gives veterans who have developed cancer and other deadly medical conditions due to exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune the right to file a lawsuit to recover compensation.
The Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022
The president recently signed the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022. This historic law allows military veterans and families harmed by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune to file lawsuits against the federal government. While the Act extends protection to veterans who have been harmed by toxic exposure while serving at military bases worldwide, it explicitly mentions protection for veterans injured by Camp Lejeune contaminated water.
Additionally, the law states that in any disability or health care lawsuit regarding contaminated Camp Lejeune water, the federal government cannot assert a claim to sovereign immunity to avoid liability. Service members who were injured by toxic chemicals had difficulty obtaining compensation before this law was passed because the government could claim immunity.
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Who Can Make a Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Claim?
Veterans who were present at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between the 1950s and 1980s were exposed to dangerous chemicals in the drinking water from Hadnot Point. The chemicals in the water at Hadnot Point have been shown to cause cancer, infertility, and other devastating medical conditions. If you meet the following requirements, reach out to a skilled attorney:
- You were on active duty between 1953 and 1987
- You and your family were stationed at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days
- You have a qualifying medical condition
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If you can prove that you meet these elements, you likely have a valid personal injury claim. You may be entitled to healthcare benefits to cover the cost of medical care you need because of these injuries. You may also be entitled to compensation for lost income, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
Injuries Caused by Contaminated Water
Victims can suffer serious medical conditions after exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. If you have experienced one or more of the following health issues while living at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune, you may be entitled to compensation and should reach out to our experienced attorneys: