Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lawsuit – Compensation for Your Injuries

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were exposed to contaminated water at the United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Prolonged consumption and use of toxic water at the military base has resulted in serious diseases and health conditions.

What Do We Know About Camp Lejeune Toxic Water?

Servicemembers and their families living on the Camp Lejeune base were unknowingly exposed to toxic water between 1953 and 1987. The military families used the water for drinking, cooking, bathing and washing clothes. The contaminants found at the base are known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Other chemicals, such as trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride were also detected in the water. VOCs were initially discovered in 1982 in the drinking water from treatment plants located on the base. For decades, housing units on the base received their drinking water from three of these plants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), VOCs in the water wells on the base exceeded the thresholds established by the Environmental Protection Agency. VOCs are present in dry cleaning solvents and degreasers. A dry-cleaning company near Camp Lejeune used solvents containing VOCs, which is believed to have contaminated the groundwater. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), nearly 900,000 servicemembers were exposed to the affected water.

Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Injuries

Several types of cancers and side-effects are associated with exposure to contaminated water at the base at Camp Lejeune including:

  • 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

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.

Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 

The Camp Lejeune Act of 2022 permits servicemembers and their families to obtain financial compensation for injuries resulting from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune military base. The bill expands the protections previously offered by the VA to families who were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune by providing an avenue for victims to seek compensation from the federal government. Previously, the VA had established free healthcare to Camp Lejeune families, but barred them from pursuing legal redress. The Act passed in the House of Representatives and will proceed to the Senate for approval before it reaches the President.

Liability Law and Camp Lejeune Toxic Water

  • Servicemembers and their families could seek compensation from the federal government for negligently maintaining the water supply on its base and failing to warn servicemembers and their families about the potential dangers of the water.
  • The contaminated water that servicemembers and their families used for decades has caused serious illnesses to nearly one million individuals.