Camp Lejeune Lawsuits
President Biden signed the PACT Act in 2022. Part of the PACT Act allows survivors from Camp Lejeune to file civil lawsuits for compensation. This is a big win for veterans and their families – many of which fought for years for this chance.
What Happened At Camp Lejeune?
Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps base camp in North Carolina. It was built in 1941. From 1953 until at least 1987, Camp Lejeune had several contaminated wells on the property. The wells contained dangerous chemicals known to cause serious health problems.
The contaminated wells supplied water for many people on the base. This was drinking water, cooking water, and bathing water. For over 30 years, the contaminated wells poisoned our nation’s heroes and their families.
It is estimated nearly 1 million people were exposed to the harmful chemicals in the wells at Camp Lejeune. Furthermore, there is evidence officials were aware of the contamination and did nothing.
Evidence Of Negligence
The worst part of the negligence at Camp Lejeune is the evidence that shows officials were aware of the contamination and did nothing to fix it. For years, officials did nothing. Marines and their families suffered – and are still suffering – because of the harmful chemicals in that water.
Health Problems Related To Camp Lejeune
Marines and the families stationed at Camp Lejeune may have the following health problems:
- esophageal cancer
- lung cancer
- breast cancer
- bladder cancer
- kidney cancer
- liver cancer
- aplastic anemia
- myelodysplastic syndrome
- renal toxicity
- hepatic steatosis
- female infertility
- multiple myeloma
- non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
If you’re reading this and you lived at Camp Lejeune, you may be stunned to find your diagnosis on the list. It is horrible what our marines and their families were exposed to. Even worse is the fact that for years families were barred from seeking compensation for the harm done to them. The PACT Act allows those harmed to seek compensation with a Camp Lejeune lawsuit.
File A Camp Lejeune Lawsuit
The VA allows veterans that meet certain criteria to file a claim for medical care. But, the VA doesn’t cover everything or everyone that may have health problems related to exposure at Camp Lejeune.
While the PACT Act grants the ability to file a civil lawsuit, it does not guarantee compensation. An experienced lawyer can help you. Veterans that receive VA healthcare for Camp Lejeune-related problems will not experience a reduction in care if they file a lawsuit.
Kane & Silverman Injury Law Firm
At Kane & Silverman, our attorneys help injured people. If you or a loved one have health problems related to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, contact us for a free legal consultation. It is important you have a lawyer on your side to help protect your rights.
Injury consultations at Kane & Silverman are free and confidential. You never pay us anything until we recover money for you.