If you or your loved ones have been adversely affected by the water contamination in Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, from 1953 to 1987, Johnston Law Offices, PC are here to stand by your side and fight for your rights. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that the Camp Lejeune water contamination has taken on victims and their families.
At Johnston Law Offices, we have dedicated our careers to standing up for the rights of our clients. With over 33 years of experience, our firm has built a reputation for providing compassionate and personalized legal representation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will meticulously build a strong case tailored to your unique circumstances, employing our expertise in personal injury law and our knowledge of the Camp Lejeune water contamination issues. We will fight tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve, holding accountable those responsible for the suffering you have endured.
From 1953 to 1987, Camp LeJeune, a United States Marine Corps base located in North Carolina, experienced widespread water contamination. This contamination was a result of several factors, including the improper handling and disposal of various hazardous substances such as solvents, fuels, and cleaning agents. These substances seeped into the ground and eventually contaminated the main drinking water supply.
The health risks and consequences associated with exposure to the contaminated water are substantial. Scientific studies have identified numerous adverse health outcomes linked to the contaminants found in the water at Camp LeJeune. Studies have shown a higher incidence of:
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Breast cancer
- Reproductive disorders, such as fertility issues, miscarriages, and birth defects
- Neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and cognitive impairments
- Chronic conditions like liver damage, kidney damage, and autoimmune diseases
The health consequences can be both physical and mental, affecting the overall well-being and quality of life of individuals impacted by the water contamination. Individuals who were exposed to the contaminated water during their time at the base or as dependents may have unknowingly suffered the long-term effects of this exposure.
Recognizing the severity of the issue, the U.S. government took action by passing the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 acknowledges the responsibility of the government in addressing the harm caused by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune. It provides legal rights and avenues for compensation for those affected by this environmental disaster.
Under this act, individuals who can demonstrate that they were exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune during the specified timeframe may be eligible for various forms of compensation and benefits. This includes reimbursement for medical expenses related to illnesses caused by exposure, as well as disability benefits for those experiencing long-term health effects. Moreover, the act extends additional support to family members of veterans and military personnel who were stationed at Camp Lejeune during the contamination period. Dependents, such as spouses, children, or parents, may also have legal rights to seek compensation for their own health issues arising from the exposure.
To pursue compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, it is crucial to engage the services of an experienced personal injury attorney specializing in water contamination cases. They can help navigate the complex legal process, gather necessary evidence, and advocate for your rights.
At Johnston Law Offices, P.C., we are here to guide you through this process. Please reach out to our law firm for a free consultation. During this initial consultation, our team of dedicated attorneys will listen to your story, evaluate the details of your case, and provide personalized advice on the best course of action. Our compassionate team is here to assist you, provide guidance, and fight for your rights throughout the entire legal process. Contact us to schedule your free consultation.