The veteran community has been reeling since discovering toxic water in homes and facilities on Camp Lejeune. Issues with the contaminated water on the military installation have since been resolved, but there has been a lasting impact on veterans, civilian contractors, and their families. Many families have seen this journey end in heartbreak; for others, their long fight is just beginning. The illnesses caused by those exposed to the toxic water on base at Camp Lejeune are some of the most severe chronic diseases a person can experience. Treating many of these chronic illnesses could bankrupt the average family. The attorneys at Pinyerd Disability Law, LLC have experience helping veterans seek compensation for their injuries. Our attorneys are committed to helping ensure those in the veteran community receive the just compensation they so richly deserve.
Many grave illnesses have been linked to exposure to the toxic water on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, including:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Heart Damage
- Hepatic Steatosis
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Multiple Myeloma
- Renal Toxicity
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Female Infertility & Birth Defects
- Other Major Organ and Bodily System Cancers
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act will provide compensation for those harmed by the toxic chemicals in contaminated water on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. If you think you have a claim, contact our office at (317) 342-5991 to schedule a free consultation.
Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Crisis Exposure Period and Covered Areas
The hazardous chemicals responsible for the terrible illnesses suffered by victims were discovered in the base water after several rounds of testing in 1982. The volatile organic compounds in the water were later localized to treatments facilities serving the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune community, specifically affecting housing communities:
- Berkeley Manor
- Hadnot Point
- Hospital Point
- Knox Trailer Park (Frenchman's Point)
- Midway Park
- Paradise Point
- Tarawa Terrace
- Watkins Village
Many families who lived in the communities were unaware they had consumed contaminated water, and many didn’t experience the effects until they were older and no longer in active-duty service.
Who is Eligible to Benefit from the Camp Lejeune Justice Act
Those who lived or worked on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune during the nearly 35-year exposure period and have been diagnosed with a serious illness could have been exposed to carcinogenic groundwater. The contamination period was from 1953 to 1987, with many affected individuals linked to several housing communities on the base. Some of the most severe illnesses and chronic diseases have been linked to exposure to the caustic and dangerous chemicals found in the groundwater on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Unfortunately, many of the first victims of this negligent incident didn’t know they were exposed to these poisons. Even still, our Camp Lejeune water contamination benefit attorneys are dedicated to helping all victims fight this injustice.
The following carcinogens were found in the intoxicated water on the military installation:
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
- Trans-dichloroethylene 1&2 (DCE)
- Vinyl chloride
Because the discovery of these contaminates took over thirty years, millions of military members, their families, and those working on the base were exposed to these harmful carcinogens. The passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act can help those suffering from incurable illnesses pay for their medical treatments and find some comfort after many years of suffering.
The criteria for eligibility to file a claim using the Camp Lejeune Justice Act include:
- You were stationed or attached to Marine Corps Air Station New River or Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987.
- You worked as a contractor between 1953 and 1987 at Marine Corps Air Station New River or Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
- You were a family member of a person attached to Marine Corps Air Station New River or Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987.
Our Attorneys are Veterans Representing Veterans
At Pinyerd Disability Law, LLC, our attorneys have a keen understanding and deep commitment to veterans’ issues. We know what it means to serve and are committed to helping veterans fight for what is just. Pinyerd Disability Law, LLC Attorney Brandon Newberry, a decorated USMC veteran, is the direct contact for victims seeking compensation according to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.
With the passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, those harmed during the water contamination between 1953 and 1987 can finally be compensated for their pain and suffering. Call Pinyerd Disability Law, LLC today at (317) 342-5991 so our lawyers can begin reviewing your case right away!
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