Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawyers
Our toxic exposure attorneys stand up for the victims of Camp Lejeune water contamination
The water contamination at Camp Lejeune is considered one of the largest environmental disasters in U.S. history, impacting tens of thousands of military personnel, their families, and civilian employees. For decades, these individuals were unknowingly exposed to toxic chemicals in the drinking water, leading to serious health issues such as cancer, birth defects, and neurological disorders.
If you or a loved one worked, lived, or served at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1953 to 1987, and suffered health effects from water contamination, you may be entitled to cash compensation.
At the Ferrell Law Group, we have a deep understanding of the complex legal issues surrounding the Camp Lejeune water contamination and have successfully represented many clients in seeking justice for their suffering. We provide compassionate, personalized legal representation and will work tirelessly to help you and your family obtain the compensation you deserve.
5 ways people were exposed to toxins at Camp Lejeune
For over 30 years the water supply at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was contaminated with toxic chemicals such as trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), benzene, vinyl chloride and other industrial solvents, compounds, and chemicals. This contamination affected over 1 million people who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune, 1953-1987.
Here are five ways people could have been exposed to toxic substances at Camp Lejeune:
- Drinking contaminated water or using it in cooking. The main source of exposure for those stationed at Camp Lejeune was through the consumption of contaminated drinking water. The water was contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE).
- Bathing or showering in contaminated water.
- Inhaling contaminated vapors. VOCs such as TCE can evaporate and produce harmful vapors. Those working near contaminated water sources or using certain cleaning products were at risk of inhaling these vapors.
- Skin contact with contaminated water. Exposure could also occur through contact with contaminated water through the skin. This was a risk for those who swam or participated in water activities in the contaminated water sources.
- Working with hazardous materials. Some personnel working at Camp Lejeune were exposed to hazardous materials such as benzene, which was used in fuel and other products, and asbestos, which was present in building materials.
Diseases, cancers, developmental disorders, and other damage related to Camp Lejeune
Many of the substances found in the water at Camp Lejeune are linked to serious health issues such as:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Aplastic anemia
- Appendix cancer
- Bile duct cancer
- Birth defects
- Bladder cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Cardiac defects
- Cervical cancer
- Colorectal cancer (colon)
- End-stage renal disease
- Esophageal cancer
- Fetal death
- Gallbladder cancer
- Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver disease)
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Intestinal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
- Ovarian cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Parkinson’s disease
- Prostate cancer
- Renal toxicity (nephrotoxicity)
- Soft tissue cancer
- Spinal cancer
- Thyroid cancer
Don’t leave money on the table, get help with medical expenses and lost wages
It is important for victims of Camp Lejeune water contamination to consult with an experienced toxic exposure attorney to determine the best legal option for their individual circumstances. An attorney can help victims understand their legal rights, gather evidence to support their claims, and pursue compensation for the harm they have suffered.
If you were exposed to toxins at Camp Lejeune and now have a serious disease, or lost a loved one to a disease linked to Camp Lejeune water contamination, contact the Ferrell Law Group for a free case consultation. At no cost to you, and with no obligation to hire us, a member of our team can answer your questions, explain your legal options, and help you decide what to do next.
You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain by consulting the Ferrell Law Group about your Camp Lejeune water contamination legal options. Contact us to schedule your free consultation right now.