Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune

The nationwide lawyers at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine PC are currently evaluating potential claims for veterans and their families who suffered significant medical injuries from exposure to contaminated water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 is federal legislation that enables those individuals who have been harmed by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune to file a claim against the United States Government. If you or someone you love resided, worked, or was otherwise exposed for a minimum of 30 days between August 1, 1953 through December 31, 1987, to water at Camp Lejeune, you may be entitled to compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022.

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It is estimated that up to 1 million marines, civilian workers, and their families have been exposed to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune.  The Unites States Marine Corps acknowledges that highly toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were first identified in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune in 1982.  The drinking water from two of the water treatment plants on the base were found to have extraordinarily high levels of trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), and benzene.  For decades, TCE was used for industrial purposes and, specifically by the US military as a degreaser and solvent to clean large metal weapons and equipment.  TCE was also used as a refrigerant.  PCE was primarily used as a fabric solvent in the commercial dry cleaning industry.  The PCE contamination at the water treatment plants at Camp Lejeune was traced back to ABC One Hour Cleaners, a dry cleaning business near the military base.

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Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Exposure Injuries

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the federal public health agency entrusted to keep the American public safe from both manmade and naturally occurring toxins, has identified a plethora of diseases and maladies linked with exposure to PCE and TCE, including:

  • Adult Leukemia
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Aplastic Anemia or Other Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Renal Toxicity
  • Female Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis)
  • Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver Disease)
  • Neurobehavioral Effects (ADHD, OCD, Autism, Tourette’s Syndrome)
  • Birth Defect / Birth Injury (In Utero ONLY)
  • Other Types of Cancer

If you or a loved one believe you have suffered injury resulting from exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune, call the toxic exposure attorneys at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine NOW. Your claim evaluation is free and confidential.

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