Millions of Americans have honorably served in the Marine Corps and other branches of the military. Unfortunately, our government doesn’t always keep the best interests of service members and veterans in mind. From the 1950s to the 1980s, contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina adversely affected the health of more than a million men, women, and children. Our personal injury attorneys at Moore Law Firm are dedicated to helping make things right for veterans and their families.
Conditions Caused By Contaminated Water At Camp Lejeune
Contaminants found in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune include perchloroethylene (PCE) and tetrachloroethylene (TCE) and other dangerous chemicals, which have been linked to serious illnesses and conditions, including:
- Cancers of the kidneys, bladder, and liver
- Adult leukemia
- Multiple myeloma and other blood cell cancers
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Aplastic anemia
- Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions
- Fertility issues
- Pregnancy issues or birth defects
- Autoimmune conditions
- Renal toxicity
- Other injuries and illnesses
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act
Recently, the U.S. Senate passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which allows anyone who lived or worked at the base between 1952 and 1987 for at least 30 days and who was exposed to its contaminated water to file a claim against the U.S. government. The bill specifically prohibits the U.S. government from asserting immunity from claims involving Camp Lejeune water contamination. This change is vital, because it enables those who lived and worked at Camp Lejeune and their families to seek compensation outside the VA.
Due to a North Carolina law that put a 10-year statute of limitations on injury claims, civilians and military family members who suffered from these diseases or lost loved ones could not pursue compensation. Now, those affected by water contamination at Camp Lejeune can seek compensation through the courts.
Recovering Compensation for Illnesses or Death Due To Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
The personal injury lawyers at Moore Law Firm can help you gather all required documentation and evidence such as your military service or civilian employment records, medical records, and any other information that may be relevant to your case. We believe that those who served our country, their families, and others who have been affected you deserve to be fairly compensated for their injuries and losses. We fight to help you recover the maximum amount of benefits and compensation you deserve. You may be entitled to receive damages such as:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death
We Care About Our Clients And Fight For Their Rights
At Moore Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys take cases on contingency, which means you won’t incur any upfront costs and will only pay attorneys’ fees if we recover compensation for you. Your initial consultation is always free, even if you decide not to move forward with your case. A personal injury lawyer will evaluate your claim and advise you of your options. Our lawyers are committed to fighting for your rights and helping you recover compensation, but to us, it’s not just about winning cases. We’re proud to provide the personalized legal representation you need while offering compassionate support to you and your family.
Contact Us To Learn More About Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims
Since 1985, Moore Law Firm has helped more than 15,000 injury victims pursue the medical treatment they need and the monetary compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has been affected by Camp Lejeune water contamination, we’re here to help make things right for you and your family. Call us at 251-445-7602, contact us online, or use the convenient chat feature on our website to schedule a free consultation.