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Camp Lejeune Compensation

People that lived at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina need to know a few things. The information here is accurate at the time of writing in August 2022. We understand this is a lot of information. If you have any questions about your specific situation, please contact an attorney working with other Camp Lejeune survivors for advice.

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What Happened At Camp Lejeune?

From 1953 until at least 1987, Camp Lejeune base had contaminated water wells. Marines stationed at this North Carolina base were exposed to harmful chemicals in the water. Additionally, non-military family members were also exposed to the same contaminated water. It is possible over a million people were harmed by the chemical contamination at Camp Lejeune.

Contaminated Water On Military Bases

Contaminated water in wells on Camp Lejeune contained several harmful chemicals. It is important to know that the use of this water may be the cause of serious health problems. The chemicals found in several wells at Camp Lejeune contained:

  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Perchloroethylene (PCE)
  • Benzene
  • Vinyl chloride
  • Other compounds

While these chemicals are dangerous to humans, it can take years for health problems to become evident. As a result, many people with health problems related to this exposure may not be aware of the cause.

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Health Problems Related To Camp Lejeune Water

People exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune may have one or several health problems associated with the chemicals in the water. The potential health problems associated with the contaminated water include:

  • Adult leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Female infertility
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Renal toxicity
  • Scleroderma

People that lived at Camp Lejeune may experience any of the above health issues. Until recently, there were limited options for people to get the help they deserve. The PACT Act will help these people seek financial compensation for the harm caused by these contaminated wells.

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The PACT Act

On August 10 in 2022, the PACT Act was signed into law. The new law provides additional benefits for veterans with certain health conditions related to exposure during their service.

A specific portion of the PACT Act allows veterans with health problems related to exposure at Camp Lejeune to file a civil lawsuit for compensation. Family members that lost a loved one may be able to file a wrongful death claim.

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File A Camp Lejeune Lawsuit

If you or a family member lived at Camp Lejeune and have health problems listed in this article, talk to a lawyer for help. While veterans and their families are allowed to file a lawsuit, it doesn’t guarantee compensation. Having a knowledgeable lawyer on your side will increase your chances of success.

Contact the lawyers at Haggerty & Silverman for a free Camp Lejeune lawsuit consultation. We can help you understand your options in a no-pressure, confidential consultation. You don’t pay us anything until we recover money for your claim.