Camp Lejeune Veterans, Families Filing Water Contamination Cases
With the signing of the PACT Act in August 2022, Camp Lejeune veterans and their families now have an opportunity to seek justice for injuries they sustained due to contaminated water while on base. With this legislation, President Biden has effectively opened a two-year window for U.S. veterans, their families, civilians, and others who lived or worked on Camp Lejeune and developed illnesses to pursue compensation for their injuries. Claimants must have lived or worked on base (and 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. These injuries may include:
- Aplastic Anemia or other Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Birth Defects
- Bladder Cancer
- Brain Cancer
- Breast Cancer (female and male)
- Cervical Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Female Infertility
- Fatty Liver Disease / Hepatic Steatosis
- Hodgkin’s Disease
- Hypersensitivity Skin Disorder
- Kidney Disease (end-stage renal disease)
- Kidney Cancer
- Leukemia (all types, including myelodysplastic syndromes)
- Liver Cancer
- Liver Cirrhosis
- Lung Cancer (if non-smoker or stopped smoking 10 years prior to lung cancer diagnosis)
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Ovarian Cancer
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Prostate Cancer
- Rectal Cancer
- Renal Toxicity
- Scleroderma / Systemic sclerosis
- Soft Tissue Cancer
Call us at (888) 984-7988 to see if you qualify or if you have questions regarding your potential claim.
What Chemicals Contaminated the Water?
Chemicals called volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, were detected in Camp Lejeune’s drinking water. Some VOCs are known to cause cancer or other health problems. The VOCs found in Camp Lejeune’s water included:
- tetrachloroethylene ( perchloroethylene or PCE)
- trichloroethylene (TCE)
- vinyl chloride (VC)
It is expected that thousands of claims and lawsuits will be filed during this two-year window as a result of exposure to these chemicals at Camp Lejeune.
How Do I Know if I May 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 P.A. 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.