Posted on August 17th, 2020
Between 1953 and 1987, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was heavily contaminated with toxic substances, exposure to which is responsible for numerous diseases. One million people inhabited the military base, all of whom are now at high risk of becoming ill. The children of service members are also likely to be born with various conditions.
Whether you are a veteran or a family member of one who spent time at Camp Lejeune, you are most likely aware of the health impact drinking toxic water at the military base can have. The hazardous concoction of industrial solvents and PFAS lurking in the drinking water makes everyone who stayed at the military base for more than one month susceptible to developing a serious disease or, in the case of servicewomen and the wives of veterans, to giving birth to a child with congenital malformations. Toxic exposure can cause a wide range of medical problems or aggravate preexisting diseases. For this reason, we strongly advise you to keep a close eye on your health if you were stationed at Camp Lejeune during the last century.
The following are other health conditions and diseases veterans, their family members, or their children might come to struggle with as a consequence of drinking toxic water at Camp Lejeune:
If you received one of these diagnoses and spent time at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, for at least 30 consecutive days, we encourage you to get in touch with our skilled attorneys. You might be eligible to file a claim and obtain financial compensation. Still, before filing a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim, our experienced legal team will have to carefully review your documents to determine whether you meet our requirements. The legal process is simple and easy and will mostly take place over the phone. Similarly, if you have or had a child with a congenital malformation due to drinking toxic water at the military base, you should contact our law firm, as we might be able to recover compensation for them.
With over 30 years of experience in toxic exposure cases, our attorneys are ready to offer you quality legal assistance if you were stationed at Camp Lejeune and came to struggle with any of the above health problems or if your child was born with a congenital malformation. Because we know how overwhelming having one of these medical issues can be, our resourceful legal team will go to great lengths to make the legal process as simple as possible for you. To initiate the legal process as a veteran, we will need your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records stating your diagnosis.
As a family member, our attorneys will request evidence of your stay at Camp Lejeune and your medical records, too. Following a careful and thorough assessment of your documents, we will determine whether you qualify to file a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim, and if you do, we will promptly begin working on it. If you were stationed at other military bases and developed or were born with one of the above health problems, do not hesitate to contact us, as we might also be able to help you. Finally, it is important to note that we work on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to pay us unless we recover money for you.