Camp Lejune Water Contamination Investigation

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We are currently exploring potential claims related to the water contamination issue at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. If you or a loved one were affected by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, you may be eligible for compensation. Read on to learn more about the potential lawsuit and how you can join.

The Water Supply at Camp Lejeune

The defendant in this potential lawsuit is the U.S. government, specifically the Department of Defense and the United States Marine Corps. The product or service in question is the water supply at Camp Lejeune, which was contaminated with toxic chemicals from the 1950s to the 1980s.

The contamination resulted from the improper disposal of industrial solvents and other hazardous waste. This led to the water supply becoming tainted with harmful substances, including benzene, a known carcinogen. As a result, individuals who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune during this time may have been exposed to these dangerous chemicals.

Negligence and Failure to Warn

The potential allegations in this lawsuit include negligence and failure to provide safe drinking water. It is alleged that the U.S. government, through the Department of Defense and the Marine Corps, failed to properly maintain and monitor the water supply system at Camp Lejeune.

Furthermore, it is alleged that they failed to timely inform and warn individuals about the water contamination, despite being aware of the issue. This lack of transparency potentially exposed thousands of individuals to harmful chemicals, leading to various health conditions.

Personal Injury and Other Damages

The specific claims that potential plaintiffs would make include personal injury, medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages. These claims stem from the health conditions caused by exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

These health conditions include, but are not limited to, various forms of cancer, leukemia, liver disease, and neurological disorders. The severity and range of these conditions highlight the potential harm caused by the contaminated water.

Presumptive Service Connection and Family Benefits

Special circumstances in this lawsuit include the establishment of presumptive service connection for certain diseases by the Veterans Administration (VA). This means that the VA acknowledges that these diseases are likely caused by service at Camp Lejeune.

Additionally, benefits may be available for family members of those who served at Camp Lejeune. This includes health care for 15 conditions listed by the VA, which they believe are associated with exposure to the contaminated water.

Exposure from the 1950s to the 1980s

The relevant time period for potential claimants is between the 1950s and the 1980s. If you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune during this time, you may have been exposed to the contaminated water and could be eligible to join the lawsuit.

Evidence of Service and Medical Records

To join the lawsuit, potential plaintiffs need to provide evidence of their military service at Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River during the relevant time period. Additionally, medical records establishing a diagnosis of one or more of the presumptive conditions are required. Other relevant documentation supporting your claim for damages may also be necessary.

- You lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between the 1950s and the 1980s.
- You have been diagnosed with a health condition linked to exposure to the contaminated water.
- You have medical records and other documentation to support your claim.

If you meet these criteria, we encourage you to click the 'Join' button and complete the short form. Lawyers are ready to help you understand your rights and guide you through the process of joining the lawsuit.

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