Unfortunately, it is now known that servicemembers who were stationed at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina at any point between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, were potentially exposed to contaminated drinking water. If you are a veteran, a family member of a veteran, or a civilian who has been subjected to this unsafe drinking water and you were harmed as a result, continue reading to discover how an experienced Camp Lejeune lawsuit attorney at The Finizio Law Group can assist you in filing a claim and receiving compensation.
What ailments are associated with the Camp Lejeune water contamination?
Three chemicals were found in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune that are deemed carcinogenic. Namely, they are trichloroethylene, vinyl chloride, and benzene. Additionally, tetrachlorethylene was discovered, which is deemed to be “likely carcinogenic.”
That said, those exposed to these contaminants in the water supply are likely to have later developed one of the following diseases:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia (among other myelodysplastic syndromes)
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
What compensation am I entitled to receive?
With the Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will cover your health care if you served on active duty at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.
The qualifying health conditions include the following:
- Esophageal cancer.
- Breast cancer.
- Kidney cancer.
- Multiple myeloma.
- Renal toxicity.
- Female infertility.
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
- Lung cancer.
- Bladder cancer.
- Myelodysplastic syndromes.
- Hepatic steatosis.
- Neurobehavioral effects.
Notably, this coverage is applicable regardless of whether you have any of the aforementioned health conditions. But if you have another health condition that has yet to be associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply, you will have a co-pay, depending on income and health eligibility priority category.
How do I file a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit?
If you are experiencing health conditions that you believed are related to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, we highly recommend that you file a claim.
For your lawsuit, we will help you collect documentation showing that you were stationed at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. We will also help you gather medical documentation pertaining to your illness.
From here, we will negotiate a settlement that accurately reflects the damages you have incurred. Or, if necessary, we will take your case to trial to fight for the full compensation to which you are entitled. Do not hesitate in reaching out to a skilled Broward County personal injury attorney today.
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