Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawyers

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawyers

Nadrich & Cohen is actively representing those who have been exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

North Carolina’s Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune saw its water treatment facilities contaminated by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from 1953 to 1987, according to the CDC. Anyone at Camp Lejeune during those years may have been exposed to VOCs and may be at risk of significant illness.

If you or a loved one was injured after being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, you may be eligible for financial compensation for past and future medical bills, pain, suffering, lost wages, loss of earning capacity and more.

You may qualify for financial compensation if you have suffered from any of the following after being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune:

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Adult leukemia
  • Brain cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Cardiac defects
  • Breast cancer
  • Choanal atresia
  • Cervical cancer
  • Esophgeal cancer
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Fetal death
  • Eye defects
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Generalized hypersensitivity disorder
  • Kidney cancer
  • Impaired immune system
  • Liver cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Low birth weight
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Major malformations
  • Lung cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Miscarriage
  • Neural tube defects
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurological effects
  • Neurobehavioral performance deficits
  • Oral cleft defects
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Small for gestational age
  • Scleroderma
  • Soft tissue cancer

Call us today so we can fight to obtain for you the compensation and justice you deserve. Nadrich & Cohen is representing Camp Lejeune veterans on a contingency fee basis, meaning the only fee we charge is a percentage of any recovery obtain for you. We won’t charge a fee if we don’t obtain a recovery.

How Was The Water At Camp Lejeune Contaminated?

The water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with gasoline, dry-cleaning chemicals and industrial solvents. This contamination occurred due to underground tanks leaking toxins as well as chemicals being dumped on-base and off-base.

Two of the chemicals found in Camp Lejeune’s water were the VOCs perchloroethylene (PCE) and tricholorethylene (TCE), which are chemicals that were used often in machine cleaning and dry cleaning.

PCE from ABC One-Hour Cleaners, a dry cleaner located off-base, ended up contaminating the Tarawa Terrace Treatment Plant.

TCE from waste disposal sites, leaky underground storage tanks, and possibly industrial area spills, ended up contaminating the Hadnot Point Treatment Plant.

Vinyl chloride and benzene were also found in both sites’ water by the CDC. Vinyl chloride is a possible byproduct of the chemical breakdown of PCE and TCE.

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Side Effects

The contaminants in the water at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 have been linked with the following health issues:

  • Lung cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Female infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Scleroderma
  • Renal toxicity

TCE is considered to be a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the Environmental Protection Agency. The chemical has been linked to lymphatic, cervical, liver and kidney cancers.

Children whose mothers drank water at Camp Lejeune that was contaminated by benzene or TCE were more likely to be born with birth defects such as spina bifida, according to the CDC.

PCE consumption has been linked with many health problems, including:

  • Urogenital tract cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Larynx cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Central nervous system damage

It has been estimated by experts that over one million service members and members of their families were exposed to toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune. Toxins were detected in the water at almost 4,000 times the level that is considered safe for human consumption.

It has been estimated that over 24,000 cases of renal cancer, 28,000 cases of bladder cancer and over 50,000 cases of breast cancer were caused by the water contamination at Camp LeJeune.

Call us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one has suffered any of the above side effects after being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawyers

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act has been passed by the Senate and President Biden is expected to sign it into law soon. This bill, if signed, would allow anyone who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune, or who was otherwise exposed to contaminated water there from August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987 to file a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina to obtain relief for harm that exposure to the water at Camp Lejeune caused.

Those who wish to file a lawsuit must be able to produce evidence demonstrating that their exposure to the contaminated water caused harm to them. This evidence must:

  • Be enough to come to the conclusion that there is a causal relationship; or
  • Be enough to come to the conclusion that it is at least as likely as not that there is a causal relationship

Those who wish to file a lawsuit cannot do so after the later of:

Call us today if you would like to file a lawsuit seeking financial relief for any harm caused to you or your loved one by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. We can gather all the evidence you need to make a claim and make sure your lawsuit is filed on time.

You Deserve Experienced, Expert Lawyers Representing You

If you or a loved one has been injured by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, you may be facing huge medical bills and be unable to pay them since your injuries may have left you unable to work. With the stakes so high, you deserve only the most skilled, experienced lawyers representing you.

Nadrich & Cohen has been representing victims of toxic exposure, such as those who were exposed to AFFF firefighting foam on military bases, since 1990. We have recovered over $350,000,000 on behalf of our clients during that time. We are experts at holding those who expose others to toxic chemicals accountable for their actions.

Don’t hesitate; call us today for a free consultation or text us from this page. You may be entitled to a financial recovery, and we have the experience and know-how to obtain it for you.