Camp Lejeune Lawyers To Fight For You
Were you stationed at or living at Camp LeJeune for a minimum of 30 days during the period oflate summer 1953 through winter 1987? If you answered in the affirmative, you may qualify to receive compensation due to contamination of drinking water. All legal claims can include in children who were utero children while a parent was present at the military base. The Fort Lejeune water contamination was documented decades ago. However, officials made the decision to ignore the water contamination on the USMC base, causing numerous deaths and the pain of chronic disease to members of the military and their loved one who have resided on the military base.
In 1982, it was found that volatile chemical compounds were in the drinking water on the North Carolina base. All contamination was the result of failure to follow safe chemical discarding practices, which resulted in the chemicals seeping into the local groundwater. The addition of the volatile chemicals to the drinking water eventually impacted the water wells that delivered water supposedly safe for drinking for people residing on the base. The water contamination resulted in health problems for many USMC veterans who lived on the North Carolina base during this time period.
For example, it is estimated that excess amount of trichloroethylene (TCE) were released into the Camp Lejeune drinking water between the early 1950s and the late 1980s. TCE is a well-documented cancer causing agent that can cause:
After previously having denied all accountability, the DOD has now agreed to recognize the dangers associated with the Camp Lejeune contaminated water. As a result, it abandoned two in-use wells at the camp. This action was the result of an ongoing pressure campaign from veterans who had served on the base, families and advocacy groups for veterans.