Who Is Eligible for a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claim?

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Though our firm can help you better understand who is eligible for a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim, you may have grounds for legal action if:

  • You or a loved one lived or worked at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base between 1953 and 1987
  • You or a loved one developed an illness linked to water contamination at Camp Lejeune

An attorney from our team can review your case and discuss your eligibility for participation in a water contamination lawsuit.

Why Are Individuals Bringing Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Cases?

Camp Lejeune water contamination cases stem from serious illnesses sustained from unsafe drinking water at the Marine Corps base. Located in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the base became operational in 1942. Marines and their families as well as day workers at Camp Lejeune used the water for drinking, cooking, and bathing.

The Marine Corps confirmed in 1982 that the water at Camp Lejeune contained harmful toxins. A nearby dry cleaning service did not dispose of its waste properly, exposing workers and residents at Camp Lejeune to poisoning and related health problems. 

Because of the negligence of camp officials to remedy the situation despite warnings of the water’s toxicity, the US government may be liable for damages suffered by the victims and their families.

The Marine Corps did Not Protect Residents and Workers at Camp Lejeune

The basis of Camp Lejeune water contamination claims is that:

  • The Marine Corps had an obligation to protect these parties from contaminated water
  • The Marine Corps failed to conduct necessary testing and prevent Camp Lejeune residents and workers from drinking contaminated water

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 is one of multiple pieces of legislation allowing victims of the Camp Lejeune water contamination to seek compensation. You or a loved one may be eligible to seek justice for the health issues you have suffered.

Health Problems Linked to Camp Lejeune

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes several specific health conditions linked to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, including:

  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Scleroderma
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Breast cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Female infertility
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Miscarriage
  • Renal toxicity

If you or a loved one suffered another health problem not listed here after spending time at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, our team can assess your eligibility. You may still have grounds to pursue financial recovery for medical expenses and other damages.

What Damages Can I Seek Through a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claim?

Victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune may seek compensation for:

  • Medical costs: The health conditions associated with toxic water at Camp Lejeune are serious, with many of them requiring extensive and long-term treatment. Our team will seek recovery for the cost of medical care related to your or your loved one’s condition.
  • Pain and suffering: The pain of enduring an illness, watching a loved one endure an illness, or losing a loved one can be devastating. Our firm will work with you to learn how you have suffered because of Camp Lejeune water contamination. We can seek appropriate compensation for this harm.
  • Professional losses: Those with illnesses resulting from water contamination may lose income, miss bonus and promotion opportunities, lose earning power, and suffer other professional harm. You may get a financial recovery for these and other damages.

If you have any other damages related to unsafe water at Camp Lejeune, our firm will include them in your case.

How Can a Lawyer Help with My Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Case?

A lawyer from our firm will manage every phase of your claim. We may fight for your compensation by:

  • Working with your doctors to understand the nature of your illness
  • Identifying, documenting, and calculating your losses
  • Hiring experts who affirm that your illness is potentially related to water toxicity at Camp Lejeune
  • Filing your Camp Lejeune water contamination case
  • Completing all other case-related paperwork
  • Negotiating with liable parties
  • Taking further legal action, if necessary

The United States government may be liable for your damages. This is an intimidating defendant, but our firm is ready to fight for every dollar you deserve. The water contamination at Camp Lejeune is an unacceptable instance of negligence, and we are proud to seek justice for veterans, their families, and others affected by tragedy.

Call Schiller & Hamilton Today to Complete Your Free Consultation

Call our firm as soon as possible. We may need to file your case before a deadline expires, and we cannot start until we complete your free consultation. There are no obligations when you speak with our team.

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