Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Claims Toxic Water Caused Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Wrongful Death
A new wrongful death lawsuit cites water contamination at Camp Lejeune to be the cause of a woman’s fatal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The plaintiff, a Florida man who claims his wife died from the cancer after living on base in the 1960s, filed the lawsuit in the Eastern District of North Carolina under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.
The lawsuit notes that the plaintiff’s wife was diagnosed with Sézary syndrome, an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She had been exposed to toxic chemicals in the drinking water on Camp Lejeune for a period of nine months in the late 1960s. She died in April 2021 after experiencing complications from the cancer.
The widower joins thousands of other veteran servicemembers and their families in their pursuit of justice for loved ones who were injured by the contaminated water on Camp Lejeune. Under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, signed into law by President Biden in August 2022, anyone who suffered injuries after being exposed to the toxic water may pursue compensation. Claimants must have lived or worked on base (and been exposed to contaminated water) for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987 and show proof that they suffered an injury caused by the contamination. Some of the injuries plaintiffs are claiming include:
- Aplastic Anemia or other Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Birth Defects
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Female Infertility
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Renal Toxicity
May I File a Camp Lejeune Injury Lawsuit?
If you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between 1953 and 1987 and believe your cancer or other serious injury was caused by water contamination, call us today. Grant & Eisenhofer attorneys can evaluate your potential claim with you during a completely free consultation. Call us at (888) 984-7988 or fill out our contact form to speak with an attorney about your potential case.