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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Attorneys

Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune

The U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was contaminated with toxic water from 1953 to 1987. Camp Lejeune Marines, their families, and civilian employees were exposed to this contained water through drinking, cooking, and bathing. Exposure to the toxic chemicals has caused illness, long-term health conditions, and death. Senior military leaders knew about the contamination risks and concealed the information.

What Chemicals Were in the Water at Camp Lejeune?

  • Trichloroethylene (TCE) – a solvent used to clean metals
  • Perchloroethylene (PCE) – a chemical found in some dry cleaning products
  • Benzene – a toxic chemical found in certain plastics and resins
  • Vinyl chloride – a toxic byproduct of TCE and PCE degradation
  • Other compounds

    Recognized Injuries and Side Effects from Water Exposure

    Death and injury because of exposure to the toxic water may be grounds for reparation. Conditions include:

    • Liver Cancer
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Leukemia
    • Miscarriage
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Lung Cancer
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Skin Cancer
    • Brain Tumor
    • Brain Cancer
    • Cervical Cancer
    • Kidney Failure
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Many more diseases

    How Our Mass Tort Lawyers Can Help

    If you or a loved one were stationed, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between 1953-1987 you may be entitled to compensation. We want to help marines and their families recover damages caused by contaminated drinking and bathing water at Camp LeJeune. Please text 270-550-1230 or call 270-442-1422 today so that we may better help you and evaluate your claim. This will not affect your VA Benefits.