Did you work or live at Camp LeJeune for at least 30 cumulative days between August 1953 through December 1987? If so, you may be entitled to get compensation due to contaminated drinking water. Claims can include affected children who were in utero during their parents' presence at Camp LeJeune. For decades, officials have been aware of water contamination on this U.S. Marine Corps base. However, they have never addressed the problem, causing death and chronic diseases to many servicemen and women and their families who have served or lived on the base.
Now, blame is no longer an issue. What is important is that justice is served to those who were affected by the contaminated water. Rubenstein Law Firm will not stop until that goal is reached. It is our mission to help victims of the water contamination at Camp LeJeune get the compensation they deserve after living with contaminated drinking water for years. If you are one of them, you need an expert Camp LeJeune attorney to fight for your rights. Thus, we urge you to contact us for a free consultation or learn more about your legal benefits.
In the 1980s, toxic chemicals were found in Camp LeJeune’s drinking water. The contamination was a result of improper disposal practices, which led to the release of these chemicals into the groundwater, This eventually spread to wells that provided drinking water for residents living on base. This contamination resulted in a variety of health problems for many of the veterans who lived on base during this time period.
For example, an estimated thousands of gallons of trichloroethylene (TCE) were released into the groundwater at Camp LeJeune between 1953 and 1987. TCE is a known carcinogen and can cause liver damage, kidney failure, skin irritation, and cancer in humans.
The toxic chemicals that were found in the waters of Camp LeJeune are the following:
After years of denying any responsibility, the U.S. Department of Defense has finally recognized the health risks associated with contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in NC. As a result, it shut down two wells in the said camp. The move came only after pressure from veterans, families, and veteran advocacy groups.
Common Illnesses Related to Camp LeJeune’s Water Contaminated
Investigations conducted by the EPA have proven definitive evidence that veterans were drinking water that contained harsh chemicals for decades. Not only were they drinking this water, but they were bathing in it, washing their clothes in it, and cooking with it on a daily basis. As a result, there were thousands of people exposed to these harsh substances. Many deaths have also occurred.
Research has shown a connection between these toxic contaminants and the development of certain diseases later. If you served or lived at Camp Lejeune and have one of these conditions and a related diagnosis, you may qualify for financial compensation. The health conditions are as follows:
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Rubenstein Law Firm has a team of water contamination lawyers who have dedicated their careers to helping victims who were exposed to water contamination at Camp LeJeune. We work directly with the client’s claims against the United States government and its contractors who were responsible for the contamination of wells at Camp LeJeune. Besides, we can also help you reopen your existing Camp LeJeune lawsuit and get your deserved benefits.
Our main goal is to recover maximum financial compensation as quickly and efficiently as possible on behalf of our clients. If you or a loved one served at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and have been diagnosed with one of the diseases listed above, call us today for a free consultation or to discuss your case.