Serious Illnesses Reported From Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune

If you, or a loved one, lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1st, 1953 and December 31st, 1987  and were later diagnosed with any of the conditions listed below, you may be entitled to major compensation.

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Between 1953 to 1987 men, women and children living and/or working at Camp Lejeune were exposed to water contaminated with toxic and carcinogenic chemicals such as Benzene, Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Perchloroethylene (PCE).

Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps Base Camp which was established in 1942 in North Carolina. Around 1982, the Marine Corps discovered Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) in the drinking water. PCE, TCE and Benzene were found at the Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point water treatment plants, which are two of the eight water treatment plants that provided drinking water to Camp Lejeune. The wells with the highest contamination were shut down in Feb of 1985. Around 1989, the EPA listed Camp Lejeune and ABC One-Hour Cleaning and Superfund Sites. Evidence suggests that the government knew about the water contamination at Camp Lejeune but chose to do nothing.

According to a study by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), individuals exposed to the contaminated water are at a higher chance of developing certain cancers. Some of the cancers that have been linked to exposure of TCE, PCE and Benzene are:

  • Kidney Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune may have caused other injuries, such as:

  • Renal Toxicity
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Birth Defects and Injuries
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Brain Damage
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Immune Disorders
  • Plastic Anemia & other bone marrow conditions
  • Hepatic Steatosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • ALS (Lou Gerhig’s Disease)
  • Cardiac Defect
  • Scleroderma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Link to the map above: https://www.publichealth.va.gov/docs/exposures/CLPoster.pdf

If you, or a loved one, lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1st, 1953 and December 31st, 1987  and was later diagnosed with any of the conditions listed above, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our team for a free private case evaluation. Call 866-941-6743 or email help@bighornlaw.com

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