For decades, from approximately 1957 to 1987, hundreds of thousands of service members, their families, and civilians were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina.
Thousands of individuals have been diagnosed with cancer and other toxic-exposure diseases related to this water contamination. Unfortunately, a strict North Carolina law called a state of repose led to the dismissal of all cases previously filed.
Now, however, a new law may allow victims of this tragic situation seek compensation. This law, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 may finally bring some measure of justice to service members and their families that ingested deadly toxins in drinking water.
If you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between 1957 and 1987, and suffered a disease or illness related to toxic exposure, you may be eligible for compensation from the government.
The experienced mass tort lawyers at Keilty Bonadio, LLC are now evaluating potential lawsuits on behalf of anyone who consumed water at Camp Lejeune from 1957 to 1987 and have been diagnosed with any of the following:
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Other myelodysplastic syndromes
- ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
- Spina Bifida or other birth defects
It is estimated that more than 500,000 people living or working at Camp Lejeune were exposed to highly carcinogenic and mutagenic chemicals, including Perchloroethylene (PCE) and Trichloroethylene (TCE). Both of these chemicals were detected at levels hundreds of times higher than the safe drinking water levels established by the EPA.
The new law was passed by the House of Representatives and now heads to the U.S. Senate. If passed, and signed into law by President Biden, any person exposed to contaminated drinking water (even in utero) for more than 30 days, can seek compensation.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, birth defects, or other neurologic conditions or illnesses, it's important that you speak with the experienced attorney advocates at Keilty Bonadio, LLC for a free consultation.
Contact us today.