Helping Clients with Toxic Water Contamination Claims
Experts believe that across 30 years, more than one million people may have been exposed to toxic water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. You or a loved one may have been affected by an illness or birth defect as a result of exposure. If so, you can pursue financial compensation by filing a claim with help from a dedicated attorney.
Loftin, Loftin & May can provide the legal support you need at this time. If you or someone in your family was harmed by a health condition caused by water contamination at Camp Lejeune, filing your claim as soon as possible can help you get the relief you need. Rest assured that our Camp Lejeune lawyers in Phenix can provide the personalized level of legal service required to help you succeed.
What Happened at Camp Lejeune?
Located in North Carolina, Camp Lejeune is an active U.S. Marine Corps base that allegedly had a contaminated water supply between 1953 and 1987. During that 34-year period, it’s believed that more than one million people could have been exposed to contaminated drinking water.
Experts say the contamination involves volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as tetrachloroethylene (PCE or PERC), trichloroethylene (TCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride. These VOCs leeched into the ground water as a result of base operations and business activity nearby. There is believed to be a link between the presence of these VOCs in the base’s water supply and the development of adverse health conditions among a variety of people.
Who Is Affected by the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?
Anyone who lived or worked on the base may be affected by water contamination. This includes U.S. military personnel, their family members (spouses and children), and civilian employees.
Children of those who lived and/or worked at Camp Lejeune may also be affected by birth defects caused by contamination even if the children themselves didn’t live on the base.
Reported Health Conditions Connected to Camp Lejeune’s Water Contamination
Several adverse health conditions are reportedly connected to toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune. These conditions include a variety of cancers and other serious illnesses.
The following are presumed to be caused by Camp Lejeune’s toxic water supply:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder cancer
- Birth defects
- Breast cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s Disease
Our Camp Lejeune lawyers in Phenix can help if you or a loved one have one or more of these conditions and believe your illness is connected to contaminated water exposure at Camp Lejeune.
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After evaluating your claim with an initial consultation, Loftin, Loftin & May can guide you through the next steps toward pursuing compensation for your injuries. It may be possible to recover damages such as medical costs for your treatment in addition to compensation for any income you may have missed out on earning due to your health condition.
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