Frequently asked questions about Camp LeJeune Contaminated Water Claims?
Camp Lejeune claims are legal appeals filed by the victims against the United States government for harm caused by the water contamination.
Marines, their families, and workers that were stationed or lived at Camp Lejeune at least 30 days between August 1953 and December 1987 may be eligible for compensation for medical care costs and pain and suffering.
What is Camp Lejeune contaminated water about?
U.S. Marine Corps Base - Camp Lejeune is in Jacksonville, North Carolina. In 1982, contaminates were discovered in the drinking water that supplied two of the eight water treatment facilities. There is a link between these contaminants and cancer (as well as other illnesses) in people stationed, living, and working on the base while the drinking water was affected.
Who is eligible for Camp Lejeune contaminated water claims?
Those who were stationed or lived at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base for more than a month between the years of Aug. 1953 and Dec. 1987 could be eligible to bring a formal claim for compensation. Those eligible include veterans, military service members, their families, non-military staff, others living on the base, or their surviving family members.
What dates do the Camp Lejeune cases cover?
Currently, claims of harm resulting from water contamination at Camp Lejeune can only be brought by individuals who lived or were stationed at Camp Lejeune for 30 or more days from August of 1953 and December of 1987.
Which contaminants were found in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune?
Camp Lejeune tap water was contaminated with hazardous organic compounds, including:
What are the illnesses caused by the Camp Lejeune water contamination?
The chemical compounds in the water at Camp Lejeune have been linked with the following diseases:
What type of Camp Lejeune compensation are victims eligible for?
If you resided at Camp Lejeune base between August 1953 and December 1987,and have been diagnosed with an illnesses associated with the hazardous chemicals found in tap water there, you could be eligible for reimbursement of your past and future medical expenses, future loss of income, lost wages and benefits, and Pain and suffering. Compensation for Pain and suffering could include physical and emotional distress, loss of enjoyment, and discomfort.
Compensation will vary and is dependent on each victim’s unique circumstances and expenses. The dollar amount cannot be accurately projected or guaranteed. However, contacting experienced claims attorneys- such as those at Lundy Lundy Soileau and South, can help you understand the factors that affect compensation and how juries calculate awards.
Do I need a lawyer to file for compensation if I am a Camp Lejeune victim?
The short answer is yes.
Camp Lejeune water contamination claims involves complex medical and scientific evidence requiring skillful interpretation and sage advice. In addition, Camp Lejeune claims also involve multiple parties, including the United States Government (with significant legal representation to minimize losses). In order to be fairly compensated, you will need an experienced team to ensure that you have sufficient documentation and expert witnesses to protect your rights and advocate for appropriate compensation.
What should I do if I have been exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune?
If you meet the qualifications about and have suffered injury due to toxic water exposure, we strongly encourage you to hire an experienced Camp Lejeune claims attorney to advocate for compensation on your behalf.
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Our attorneys have toxic tort experience and have witnessed the consequences of of groundwater contamination. We are acutely aware of the grave nature of the toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune and the immeasurable heartache and damage exposure has caused.
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