Military service members and others who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1953 and December 1987 were exposed to carcinogenic substances in the water supply. That exposure caused a heightened risk of several types of cancer, birth anomalies, and other long-term illnesses. Yet until August 2022, service members, their families and others had few options for pursuing damages related to the water contamination.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 will eliminate the roadblocks that precluded veterans, their families, and other military personnel from seeking compensation for illnesses linked to the contamination. The toxic substance tort lawyers at he Rhine Law Firm in Wilmington, NC, are now representing U.S. service members, family members and others throughout the country to recover compensation. One of the first steps is to verify that you have experienced the symptoms and diagnoses of one of the diseases associated with contaminated water on base.
What are some of the illnesses associated with Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water?
Data continues to be gathered on the many illnesses linked to the carcinogens and other toxic substances in Camp Lejeune’s water between 1953 and 1987. Those illnesses and disorders include:
- Bladder, breast, cervical, esophageal, kidney, lung, and other forms of cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Female infertility, miscarriages, and congenital disabilities
- Renal failure
- Cardiac system and heart problems
- Parkinson’s disease
What symptoms have victims of water contamination experienced?
You might have sensed the onset of these diseases by experiencing unusual fatigue that did not go away with regular sleep. Your symptoms may also have included unexplained weight loss or gain, eating disorders such as vomiting and trouble swallowing, and swelling or lumps anywhere in your body. In addition, women might have experienced miscarriages and heavy menstrual bleeding.
If you were stationed at or near Camp Lejeune during the targeted years and experienced these and other symptoms and/or were diagnosed with serious medical problems, your exposure to contaminated water may have caused or contributed to it.
What were the sources of water contamination at Camp Lejeune?
Research and investigation conducted over the last 30 years indicates that multiple volatile organic compounds contaminated the water sources. These compounds leached into the water supply from storage tanks, wastewater sumps, and other disposal sites. The contaminants were first detected in the early 1980s after tens of thousands of military personnel and their families were exposed to them.
Call Rhine Law Firm Today for Assistance with Filing Your Claim
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act has paved the way for injured parties to file claims to recover their just compensation–even though decades have elapsed since the contamination was detected. Injured parties can contact the Camp Lejeune Lawsuit attorneys at the Rhine Law Firm in Wilmington, North Carolina, for help recovering the damages they deserve.
The Act has extended the time to submit a claim until at least August 2023. Call us today for assistance with filing your claim and collecting the maximum compensation for your Camp Lejeune contaminated water illness.
If you or a loved one has been affected by the toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune, you may be eligible to recover compensation for the disastrous consequences and adverse effects on your life. Our top-rated and accomplished attorneys at Rhine Law Firm, P.C., are representing victims of this tragedy and are here to help.
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