Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Exposure Claims
hotline | 888-6-LEJEUNE
If you or a loved one spent at least 30 consecutive days between 1953 and 1987 at Camp Lejeune and have subsequently suffered any form of harm, you may be entitled to significant compensation. We can help you file those claims, or with your lawsuit.
New York Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Claims - A Legal Resource Guide
Before we begin, if you or a loved one has been injured and you or they were stationed at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune for more than 30 consecutive days between ’53 and ’87, you should call us and speak to an attorney immediately who can help you figure out if you have legitimate claims and can help you file those claims. Time is of the essence and there are only a couple of years for people to begin this process to help water contamination victims.
Because time is of the essence, if you think you or a loved one has a claim, call 888-6LEJUNE (888-653-5386) to speak with New York Attorney who Specializes in Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Claims and who can help you moving forward with this process.
All you have to do is pick up the phone and talk to an attorney who specializes in all of the aspects that go into representing clients who were exposed to toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune and their families.
About the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits
The drinking water supply at a particular United States Marine Corps (USMC) Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC, was contaminated with toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which were hundreds of times higher than what is safe for human consumption, including:
- Trichlorethylene (TCE) – this solvent is used to clean metal parts, and is classified as a cancer causing chemical.
- Tetrachloroethylene (aka perchloroethylene (PCE)): For dry cleaning and degreasing of metals. Levels charted over 43x the safe level, and this chemical is likely the worst of the culprits.
- Vinyl chloride (VC) – over time, TCE and PCE in the groundwater degrade and become VC.
- Benzene: a chemical that is often used to other chemicals that compose plastics, resins, and nylon and synthetic fibers.
- Mercury: Compounding other issues, in 2012, the Hadnot Point water facility was also found to be utterly contaminated with mercury, which could have come from the pressure meters used at the facility which were removed in the 1980s.
Benzene, TCE, and VC are all classified as cancer-causing chemicals, while PCE is classified as probably carcinogenic. Exposure to these chemicals can also increase the risk of birth defects and other health problems. PCE can be absorbed orally, via inhalation, and through skin contact. PCE targets the central nervous system, liver & kidneys, and ultimately binds to and accumulates in fat cells. PCE can also cross the placenta barrier, meaning this chemical can and does affect fetal development, which lead to many birth defects of children born at Camp Lejeune.
It being utterly clear and indisputable, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) placed Camp Lejeune on the “CERCLA” (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980)
North Carolina’s “Statue of Repose” law had put a maximum year limited on how long one could wait before filing a civil law suit, which blocked people who could not have known that they were exposed to toxic water until long after the deadline was passed from being able to seek justice, but subsequently new laws and statues have been enacted that has changed much of the likely outcome. Even with the passage of the Janey Ensminger Act which authorized the United States Government to pay for the costs of medical care which was a baby step in 2012, little seemed to be changing that made it look like those harmed by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune would be able to get justice. Many of the victims simply went on disability and suffered.
However, in June of 2022, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 was passed, which was part of the more broad “Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. The PACT Act focuses on addressing issues that affect veterans exposed to toxic materials during service, wiht the CLJA affecting specifically those stationed at Camp Lejeune from August 1st of 1953 through Dec 31st of 1987.
This new law circumvents the North Carolina statues, and makes all of those exposed to the toxic chemical eligible to file suit and seek restitution.
The Contaminated water consumed by many during their stay at Camp Lejeune has been linked many serious health conditions, including various cancers and even infertility.
These Cancers & Conditions have been linked to the toxic water:
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Female Infertility
- Hepatic Steatosis
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Renal toxicity/kidney disease
Other conditions possibly linked include:
- Aplastic anemia
- Appendix Cancer
- Bile Duct Cancer
- Birth Defects
- Brain Cancer
- Cardiac Defects
- Cervical Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- End-stage Renal Disease
- Fetal death
- Gallbladder Cancer
- Hodgkin’s Disease
- Intestinal Cancer
- Major fetal malformations
- Ovarian Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Soft tissue Cancer
- Spinal Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
At Silberstein, Awad, and Miklos, P.C., we are dedicated to helping all New Yorkers who’s been affected by the negligent Administration that allowed talked to drinking water to be consumed for three and a half decades at Camp Lejeune. Those who were affected includes but is not limited to soldiers who were stationed in active duty at Camp Lejeune, as well as their family members stationed while they were in active duty, but it also includes reservists and staff members and anybody else who spent 30 consecutive days on the premise, and who consumed the water, or even interacted with it (cooking, showering, etc.).
Our brave men and women sacrifice so much to serve our country and anytime we can help them in return we are glad to do it but in this particular situation it is a moral imperative to make sure that those who were willing to lay down their lives for us get the justice that they deserve. The toxic water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is a black eye on are dedicated military personnel, and the exposure to the dangerous chemicals is something that almost baffles the mind to comprehend.
If you or a loved one was stationed at Camp Lejeune and you were exposed to the toxic chemicals in the water, chemicals that leaked into the underground storage tanks, and you are a New York resident, please reach out and talk with us immediately.
Call The New York Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Hotline For A NO COST Consultation
If you don’t know your rights, you don’t have any. Call 888-6-LEJEUNE to speak to an attorney filing a Toxic Water Lawsuit due to exposure to various harmful chemicals while you or a loved one were stationed at Camp Lejeune.
Any New York resident who was affected or who had a loved one who was affected by the toxic water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune should contact the New York Camp Lejeune Injury Lawsuit Hotline to speak with an attorney to determine the scope of their claim, and to being the process of submitting their claim and/or filing lawsuit to seek remuneration (monetary compensation) for the harms (physical, mental, emotional, quaity of life, etc.) suffered due to being stationed for at least 30 consecutive days between the 1953-1987 window. Again, this affects not only active duty soldiers, but their families, as well as any staff who worked at the base.
If you or a loved one worked at Camp Lejeune and were subsequently diagnosed with an illness due to exposure to toxic chemicals in the water, don’t hesitate to call the New York Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Injury Lawsuit Hotline and speak to the expert injury attorneys at Silberstein, Awad, and Miklos.
5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEWS!
New Yorkers consistently rate us as one of the best injury law firms in the state, with hundreds of 5-star reviews, like these:
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION REQUEST FORM