Were You Or A Loved One Exposed To Water At Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune In North Carolina?

If you lived, worked or served at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1953 and December 1987,you may be entitled to compensation.

“Colson Hicks Eidson is considered among the top trial firms in the United States, Having won hundreds of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for its clients.”
– Chambers USA

Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Attorney

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (better known simply as Camp Lejeune) in Jacksonville, North Carolina has been in use since 1941. Unfortunately, many who have lived and trained at Camp Lejeune have developed major health problems due to the presence of contaminated water at the site.

Investigations have determined that from 1953 to 1987 many who lived at Camp Lejeune were potentially exposed to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in drinking and bathing water.

The government first became aware of the presence of VOCs in Camp Lejeune’s water supply in 1982. Unfortunately, rather than publicly sharing these findings, for nearly two decades, the government kept the information secret. During this time the government attempted to identify those who may have been negatively affected by exposure to or consumption of VOCs. However, because the circumstances were not publicized in the manner they arguably should have been, victims who the government failed to identify might not have known they had the right to take legal action.

Harmful VOCs Found in Camp Lejeune’s Water

Multiple VOCs with the potential to cause harm not only to those exposed to them, but also to their unborn children, were discovered in Camp Lejeune’s water supply. They include the following:

  • Solvents used for the cleaning of metal parts in machinery
  • Chemicals used for degreasing and dry cleaning purposes
  • Nearly 70 additional toxic substances

The contamination of the water at Camp Lejeune was substantial. It has been found that the water supply had been contaminated at least to some degree throughout essentially the entire camp. Contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has also been found to contain toxins at concentrations reaching 3,400 times those permitted by applicable safety standards.

Health Issues Related to Camp Lejeune’s Drinking Water

Exposure to or consumption of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune put victims at risk of suffering a range of injuries and illnesses. Some of the illnesses potentially resulting from exposure to VOCs in Camp Lejeune’s water can be fatal.

Those are just a few noteworthy examples. If you lived or trained at Camp Lejeune and suspect you may have developed an illness or been injured due to VOCs in the water, but your condition is not listed above, you may still be eligible to recover compensation. Review your case with a Camp Lejeune water contamination attorney to learn more about your legal options.

How Victims of Camp Lejeune’s Contaminated Water Can Pursue Compensation

Were you or a loved one exposed to Camp Lejeune’s drinking water for at least 30 days at some point between August 1, 1952 and December 31,1987? Did you or a loved one develop an illness or other medical condition that might have been the result of exposure to VOCs in the water?

If so, you may be able to seek compensation for such losses as your medical bills, funeral expenses, and other losses and damages associated with your illness or injury by filing a Camp Lejeune lawsuit.

Our Camp Lejeune water contamination attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson are prepared to review your case and help you pursue any compensation for which you may be eligible. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 305-476-7400.