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Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Contamination

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Some of the most frequently asked questions regarding water contamination at Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River include:

What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022?

Introduced in the House of Representatives in January, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act was recently passed in both the House and Senate. The bill, which will benefit veterans and their families who have suffered harm from being exposed to contaminants in the drinking water, has finally been signed into federal law.

Can I file a Camp Lejeune contaminated water lawsuit?

To be eligible to file a lawsuit, you must be able to show that you were exposed to the water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina for at least 30 days, sometime between August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987, and demonstrate that the contaminated water caused you to suffer harm.

What caused the water contamination at Camp Lejeune?

Leaks and spillages from underground waste disposal sites and other improper disposal practices at an off-base dry cleaner contaminated the water treatment plants and distribution systems at Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River. Hadnot Point and Tarawa Terrace were the 2 primary water plants, and sometimes the water was also distributed from the Holcomb Boulevard system.

What was found in the water serving base housing and other buildings?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were found in drinking water samples of two on-base water wells that were in operation until 1985. In total, roughly 70 toxic chemicals were discovered in the base water supplies, including hazardous degreasers, benzene, perchloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), dry-cleaning solvents, and vinyl chloride.

How could I have been exposed to the tainted water?

Exposure to hazardous chemicals in the contaminated water could have occurred in several ways. Veterans, their family members, and base contractors were exposed to toxins by drinking the water, bathing in it, cooking with the contaminated water, and using it for cleaning.

What presumptive health conditions have been associated with the contaminated water?

According to The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), medical and scientific evidence has uncovered a connection between exposure to water contaminants at Camp Lejeune and the development of certain diseases, such as adult leukemia, kidney cancer, liver cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, Parkinson’s disease, aplastic anemia, and other myelodysplastic syndromes.

How can I file a claim for the Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit?

The best way to begin the process of filing a lawsuit is to contact the Camp Lejeune lawyers in our firm by calling (866) 240-2414 We would be happy to provide you with a complimentary, no-obligation case evaluation and consultation.

What damages could I recover in my Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit?

Although it is difficult to estimate what your case is worth, our leading toxic water attorneys are passionately devoted to obtaining the highest possible compensation for clients seriously affected by water contamination.

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