Camp Lejeune, the North Carolina base camp for the U.S. Marine Corps, has been under public scrutiny since the 1980s when they first became aware of significant levels of water contamination. The contamination had affected two of the eight water treatment plants that were supplying the base with drinking water, Hadnot Point and Tarawa Terrace.
The water from the Hadnot Point and Tarawa Terrace treatment plants were discovered to contain Volatile Organic Compounds including, but not limited to, PCE (perchloroethylene), TCE (trichloroethylene), Vinyl Chloride, and Benzene. The concentration levels of these chemicals were found to be approximately 300 times the federal safety level.
Exposure to volatile organic compounds at such high concentration levels has since been connected with a myriad of health issues and diseases. Research has shown that the water contamination at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 has been linked to:
- Adult Leukemia
- Aplastic Anemia
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Parkinson’s Disease
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As of today, individuals who were exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 are unable to file a claim for their injuries. However, in efforts to establish a cause of action for those affected, the House of Representatives recently proposed the “Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022.”
If the “Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022” is adopted into law, individuals who served, lived, and/or worked on base for at least 30 days between August 1953 and December 1987 and developed one of the listed medical ailments may be eligible for compensation.
It is estimated that as many as 1 million people nationwide may have been exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune across a period of 3 decades. In efforts to obtain appropriate relief for those who have suffered substantial losses from Camp Lejeune’s toxic water, the Grewal Law team will continue to be a strong advocate for the passage of the “Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022.”
As a nationally recognized full-service law firm, we are committed to representing injured people with their potential legal claims. We invite you to reach out to our experienced legal team if you believe you meet the following criteria under the proposed legislation:
- You served, lived, and/or worked on base for at least 30 days from August 1953 through December 1987, and
- You suffered substantial losses from bathing in and/or ingesting Camp Lejeune’s toxic water, including, but not limited to, a diagnosis of one of the listed medical conditions above.
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