Camp Lejeune Claims
If you or a loved one has been affected by the Camp Lejeune water contamination, it is important to get started on your legal claim as soon as possible. The deadline for filing a claim is August 2024, but the sooner you get started, the better position you will be in to secure a favorable outcome.
The Camp Lejeune water contamination crisis is a tragic event in which thousands of people, including military personnel and their families and civilians, were exposed to harmful chemicals at the North Carolina military base. The consequences of this contamination have been severe, with many suffering from debilitating health issues and even death as a result of the toxic exposure.
Potentially life-threatening health conditions linked to Camp Lejeune include:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia
- Bladder cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Cardiac defects
- Cervical cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Liver disease
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Pancreatic cancer
- Parkinson’s disease
- Prostate cancer
- Rectal cancer
Camp Lejeune Claims Process
The initial step in the Camp Lejeune claims process is determining whether a claim is warranted. A valid claim requires the claimant to demonstrate that:
- They were present at Camp Lejeune for at least thirty days between 1953 and 1987. (They do not have to be consecutive days)
- They were exposed to contaminated water at the camp. (Even in utero)
- They have an illness or (have passed away) that is related to toxic exposure.
Contact The Stein Firm P.C. at 770-961-1700 to start your Camp Lejeune claim and seek the justice and compensation you deserve!
The Camp Lejeune claims process is complicated and confusing, and for this reason, it is very important to work with a firm that is focused on handling these types of cases. Your attorney will help you establish eligibility to file a claim and gather evidence of exposure and illness due to contaminated water at the camp.
History of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville, North Carolina, was established in 1942. From 1953 to 1987, the drinking water at the base was contaminated with toxic chemical compounds such as trichloroethylene (TCE), benzene, perchloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride, and several others. It is estimated that more than 1 million people were affected by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune over the course of more than 30 years.
The contamination was discovered in 1982 when specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were found in the drinking water at the base. During the 1970s, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) labeled Camp Lejeune as a contaminated site, which eventually led to the camp being listed as a Superfund site in 1989.
The contamination (at Camp Lejeune) is widely considered to be the worst public drinking water contamination case in the nation’s history.
Contact the Stein Firm, P.C. to Start Your Camp LeJeune Injury Claim
If you or a loved one has been affected by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune, don’t wait any longer to seek justice and compensation. Contact The Stein Firm PC at 770-961-1700 to discuss your case and assess your legal options. We are ready to go to work for you!