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Toxic Water at Camp Lejeune

Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers Represent Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Victims

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is the site of one of the worst water contamination cases in our country’s history. For over 30 years, Camp Lejeune residents used water that was contaminated with a host of toxic chemicals that have been linked to serious health conditions.

Fuel pollutants, cleaning solvents, and industrial wastewater from leaking underground storage tanks made their way into Camp Lejeune wells and water supplies at concentration levels that were 280 times the amount accepted by safety standards. Military service people, their families, and civilians living on the base drank, cooked with, and bathed in this contaminated water, leaving them susceptible to serious illness and even death.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act

The Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act Of 2021 (PACT act) addresses health care issues and other concerns related to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during military service. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a bill currently making its way through Congress and, if passed, will be placed within the larger PACT Act of 2021. This will allow veterans, civilian employees, and family members who lived on or worked at the Camp Lejeune base for 30 days or more from 1953 to 1987 to file reimbursement claims in federal court.

The Camp Lejeune Act has been in and out of Congress for decades. Now, finally, the bill is likely to pass after so many injuries and deaths have been documented. The Camp Lejeune Act would also allow parties who lived on or worked at the Camp Lejeune base during that time to file a claim regardless of whether they have been diagnosed with a specific illness or disease. This is a major step towards providing victims affected by Camp Lejeune toxic water with much-needed compensation after years of suffering.

Although the total impact of the contamination and the range to which the contamination spread are still under investigation, there are many known injuries linked to the exposure, including:

  • Breast cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Miscarriage
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Renal Toxicity

If you or a loved was exposed to toxic water at Marine Corp Base Camp Lejeune before 1988, our team can help you. The experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC have a strong history of taking on powerful interests, including insurance companies, oil and gas companies, and product manufacturers. We understand the pain and loss that can be caused by the negligence, and we are knowledgeable about the compensation you may be entitled to, including:

  • Funeral and final expenses
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future loss of earnings
  • Past and ongoing medical expenses

See if you qualify for a Camp Lejeune toxic water lawsuit by contacting our personal injury law firm. You will remain entitled to your VA benefits if you report your injuries and fulfill a case.

Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC Fight for Victims of Camp Lejeune Toxic Water

If you or a loved one has been injured due to exposure to Camp Lejeune toxic water, contact our knowledgeable and experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC for a free initial consultation. We will aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve as a victim of contaminated water. Call us today at 215-515-2236 or contact us online. With offices located in Philadelphia, Abington, Media, and Wilmington, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.