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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits

Trustwell Law is accepting Camp Lejeune cases on behalf of two categories of people who have one of the diseases or conditions listed below:

  1. People who lived, worked, or served in the military at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, for at least 30 consecutive days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987; and
  2. People whose mother was pregnant with them while living or working at Camp Lejeune during that time.

These lawsuits accuse the government of supplying drinking water contaminated with toxic chemicals to the Marine base at Camp Lejeune.

This lawsuit includes many cancers and other serious diseases or medical conditions.

Cancers

  • Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Appendix cancer
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Central nervous system cancer (CNS)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

Other Serious Diseases

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Birth defects
  • Cardiac defects
  • Epilepsy
  • Fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis)
  • Female Infertility
  • Kidney damage
  • Immune disorders
  • Nerve damage
  • Miscarriage
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Renal toxicity/disease
  • Renal failure (permanent)
  • Scleroderma

If you or a loved one lived, served, or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 consecutive days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, have one of these cancers or conditions, and are considering a Camp Lejeune lawsuit, call Trustwell Law at 800-796-1636 or submit your case details online and someone will contact you shortly. You pay nothing unless your lawsuit is successful and you receive compensation.

At Trustwell Law, our experienced attorneys take a personalized, compassionate approach. We cut through the legalese and partner with our clients. We have access to the expertise, resources, and manpower to fully investigate each case and fight for and with our clients to get the justice they deserve.

Toxic Water at Camp Lejeune Associated with Many Cancers and Serious Diseases

Studies going back decades have found dangerously high levels of toxic chemicals contaminating the water supply at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Scores of toxic chemicals have been found in the drinking water, including the degreaser trichloroethylene (TCE) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including the dry-cleaning solvent perchloroethylene (PCE). Exposure to those chemicals is well-documented as associated with serious diseases and cancers.

In a letter to the Navy in 2010, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services) shared its unequivocal view that, “there was undoubtedly a hazard associated with drinking the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.”

Marines and Navy personnel who served at Camp Lejeune and others who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune drank that water, cooked with it, and bathed in it, unknowingly exposing themselves to these dangerous toxic chemicals.

New Law Allows Compensation for Victims of Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water

There is now a law, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021, allowing those affected by the toxic water and who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 consecutive days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, to file a lawsuit in U.S. federal court to be compensated for their pain and suffering and for expenses related to their diagnosis and medical treatment.

Even veterans who have had claims related to their service at Camp Lejeune denied by the Veterans Administration may qualify for compensation under this new law.

But there are strict time limits for filing a Camp Lejeune lawsuit. People diagnosed before June 2020 will have to file their lawsuit within two years. And there are other requirements, too. So, if you served or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, and have been diagnosed with a qualifying cancer or condition, please contact a lawyer now.

Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 is included under a larger bill to address the needs of veterans exposed to toxic substances during their military service—the Honoring our PACT Act.  Congress’ stated purpose for the Act includes “improv[ing] health care and benefits for veterans exposed to toxic substances…”

Per congress.gov, the Honoring our PACT Act:

…addresses health care, presumption of service-connection, research, resources, and other matters related to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during military service. The bill provides eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical care, including mental health services and counseling, to veterans who (1) participated in a toxic exposure risk activity (a qualifying activity that requires a corresponding entry in an exposure tracking record system), (2) served in specified locations on specified dates, or (3) deployed in support of a specified contingency operation.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021, so named because it was introduced in March 2021, provides compensation to Marines, Navy personnel, and others who worked on or lived at Camp Lejeune during the relevant time period.

Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Attorneys

If you or a loved one worked on or lived at Camp Lejeune during the time specified and now are suffering from cancer or another serious disease associated with the toxins in the Camp Lejeune water, contact us for a free consultation. There are time limits associated with filing a Camp Lejeune lawsuit, so please contact us now.

 

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