Over the course of four decades, contaminated drinking water at North Carolina’s U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune put hundreds of thousands of people at risk for cancer and other serious illnesses. Between 1953 and 1987, two of the eight wells at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with harmful chemicals. These wells supplied contaminated drinking water to children at daycare or school, to military families for drinking and bathing, to patients in the hospital, and to service members and civilian workers in their place of employment. Unfortunately, the chemicals found in the wells are known to cause cancer and other severe illnesses.
The toxic chemicals found in the water included:
Benzene: Used to make other chemicals that compose plastics, resins, and nylon and synthetic fibers;
Tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchloroethylene or PCE): For dry cleaning and metal degreasing;
Trichloroethylene (TCE): A solvent used to clean metal parts;
Vinyl chloride (VC): Over time, TCE and PCE in groundwater degrade to become VC.
There’s evidence that the government knew – or should have known – that the water supply at Camp Lejeune was contaminated and unsuitable for human consumption. However, the government did nothing to prevent the risk of harm to our service members and their families.
Have you suffered any of the following injuries due to the Camp Lejeune water contamination?
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Other related Diseases & Injuries
The Time for Filing is Limited
We are prepared to help clients eligible in Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama for compensation upon the signing of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act by the President. Claims made under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act will be handled like a personal injury mass tort and consolidated in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of North Carolina. However, the time for filing is limited. All injury claims that occurred before the passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act will have two years from the passage of the act to file their case. If you feel like you qualify, please reach out to Nicholson Revell LLP today!!