Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit
If you think you may qualify for a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit, the Law Offices Of Andrew Lynch are here to help. We have experience successfully representing clients who suffered negative health effects due to exposure to contaminated water. The following is a brief overview of this type of legal action. For more detailed information about your particular situation, call our office today.
What Is A Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit About?
Camp Lejeune is a United States Marine base that is located in, North Carolina. The base was established in 1942. For more than three decades, those that lived and worked near the base were unknowingly exposed to contaminated water, as the camp released toxic chemicals into the groundwater at the camp. In 1982 the Marine Corps discovered dangerous compounds in the drinking water, provided by two of the water treatment plants.
These chemicals were used during dry-cleaning operations and other industrial activities. Some of the deadly chemicals released into the water include:
- Vinyl chloride
People on the base and in the surrounding areas who drank and used the toxic water suffered – and continue to suffer – serious medical issues. Many have filed lawsuits to pursue for damages. If you suspect you could be a victim, the Law Offices Of Andrew Lynch can evaluate your case to see if you qualify to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit.
Who Is Affected by the Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water?
It is estimated that more than one million Marines and family members were stationed at Camp Lejeune during the 30-plus years this contamination was taking place. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 creates a right of compensation for anyone who lived, worked, served, or was otherwise exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Exposure must be for thirty or more days, between August 1953 and December 1987.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act covers thousands of service members from at the camp, as well as thousands of civilian contractors.
The Camp Lejeune Act allows claims for wrongful death. Generally speaking these claims would be brought by a personal representative of the deceased.
The thousands and thousands of people who worked and lived around Camp Lejeune are all at risk of serious health issues from the toxins. Some of the more frequent health issues reported by victims include:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder Cancer
- Birth defects
- Bladder cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Infertility issues
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Wrongful death
What If I’ve Been Exposed?
The tragic circumstances of the Camp Lejeune water contamination are ongoing, with new cases of victims discovering their exposure has left them struggling with severe health issues. It is crucial for anyone – both service members and civilians – to be able to access any information about the issues their exposure could cause.
If you believe you or a loved one, even a deceased love one, was affected by the toxic water at the camp, it is critical to seek legal advice from an attorney who has extensive knowledge and experience representing other victims in Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits. Attorney Andrew Lynch has that extensive experience and knowledge in researching this issue and is dedicated to obtaining the financial compensation that Georgia Camp Lejeune water contamination victims deserve.
Generally speaking the injured party must have lived, worked, served or otherwise been exposed to the water from Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and 1987.
To learn more, call the Law Offices Of Andrew Lynch to schedule a confidential consultation and find out what type of legal recourse you may have. Do not delay, reach out to start making steps towards receiving the compensation you deserve.