The PACT Act (Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins) was signed into Law on August 10, 2022 which, among many other benefits to Veterans, opens the door to Victims of Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune (Camp Lejeune Justice Act) to seek fair compensation for their injuries. So, if you or a loved one lived at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River between 1953 and 1987, then you may be entitled to compensation for a number of illnesses related to contaminated water.
What Happened at Camp Lejeune to Contaminate the Water Supply?
US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina was opened in 1942. In 1982, the Marine Corps discovered that there were toxic volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) in the Base’s drinking water. The contamination had come from irresponsible waste dumping on the Base as well as illegal waste disposal practices by an off-base dry cleaning firm.
It is estimated that as many as one million military personnel, civilian staff and family members were exposed to the contaminated drinking water.
What Health Issues and Illnesses Resulted from the Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune?
Many health conditions are presumed to have been caused by the Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune including but not limited to:
- Adult Lukemia
- Aplastic anema
- Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s Disease
If you or a loved one have one of these conditions and lived at Camp Lejeune, then you may have viable legal claims.
What are Your Rights If you Lived at Camp Lejeune and Have an Illness that Resulted from the Water Contamination?
If you resided at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and have been diagnosed with an illness listed above, then you may be entitled to compensation or other benefits. You should gather proof of your service at Camp Lejeune as well as your medical records and contact an attorney to learn more about your legal rights.
There are Time Limits so do not delay.
Contact Tim Rayne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-840-0124 to learn more.