Did you serve our country or visit the Camp Lejeune Marine base in North Carolina at any point between the years 1953 and 1987? Do you have a loved one who did?
If so, you might be suffering the consequences without even knowing it. You may be a victim of the severe and potentially devastating effects of contaminated drinking water.
Spills and leaks from numerous sources, including waste disposal sites, storage tanks, and companies, caused the contamination of Camp Lejeune water treatment plants. Poor equipment maintenance and insufficient oversight and management prevented immediate correction of the problem, leaving one million or more people vulnerable to the harmful and often fatal effects of nearly 70 toxic chemicals.
Studies have shown that anyone who lived, worked, or spent time at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 is at risk of developing serious, if not fatal, conditions.
Risk of exposure was present in the following ways:
According to the CDC, military members may have been most affected due to the high consumption of water during intense training exercises carried out in outdoor heat.
Some studies indicate that pregnant women and children were at the highest risk of contamination and subsequent illness or congenital defects.
Medical Conditions and Symptoms of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Include the Following:
In August of 2022, Congress passed The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, allowing victims to pursue justice by filing a lawsuit for their injuries, losses, and death. The Congressional Budget Office anticipates that over $6 billion will be paid to families affected by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
If you’ve been impacted by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune, you may be owed compensation for the following:
There are several reasons you may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit. Talk to a Camp Lejeune lawsuit attorney today.
At Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., our lawyers are dedicated to finding justice for those affected. You should not suffer because of the wrongdoing of others. And you certainly shouldn’t have to fight the fight alone. Let us stand with you.
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