The Contamination Problem at Camp Lejeune
In 1982, a water test revealed contamination in two of the eight wells supplying water to Camp Lejeune. The contamination source was two leaking underground storage tanks with toxic chemicals. Those toxic chemicals found in the drinking water contained benzene, Tetrachloroethylene (PCE), Trichloroethylene (TCE), and Vinyl Chloride (VC).
These toxins have been linked to severe health issues, including cancer, birth defects, infertility, and many other long-term health issues.
What Are the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Health Issues?
The chemicals present in the water at Camp Lejeune have been connected to a wide variety of health issues, including:
- Kidney cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Liver cancer
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Brain cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Soft tissue cancer
- Bone marrow cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Heart defects
- Parkinson’s disease
- Neurological issues, including delayed reaction times, problems with short-term memory, impairments to visual perception, attention deficit disorders, or color blindness
- Behavioral issues, including depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders
- Renal disease, potentially leading to kidney failure.
- Aplastic anemia
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Immune system disorders
- Scleroderma, which involves the hardening or tightening of the skin and connective tissues in the body
- Hypersensitivity skin disorders
- Increased risk of miscarriage
- Low birth weight
- Birth defects
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Camp Lejeune lawsuit Frequently Asked Questions
Who qualifies for the Camp Lejeune lawsuit?
Any veteran or family member exposed to contaminated drinking water while stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1957 and 1987 is eligible for compensation through the settlement program. This includes any service members, contractors, civilian workers, and dependents of these individuals who lived on base during that period.
How much will a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit Cost?
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How Much Can I Expect from a Camp Lejeune Claim?
The compensation you may be entitled to will depend on the severity of your illness and the damages incurred.
Lawsuit & Claims
If you or a loved one suffer health issues due to toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune, you may qualify for compensation.
If you got cancer or had other health problems because of the water at Camp Lejeune, you might be eligible for compensation.