Was there asbestos at Camp Lejeune?

Yes. Asbestos use has been documented at Camp Lejeune, so everyone who spent time there during the last century might have been exposed to the harmful mineral. Still, it is important to know that we only take up Camp Lejeune water contamination claims at the moment.

Asbestos was present at Camp Lejeune mostly as insulation for buildings

Dozens of military bases, including Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, were built with asbestos-containing materials, as the mineral has many convenient properties, such as fire resistance. Asbestos was extensively used across the country between the 1920s and the 1980s, posing a major health threat to those exposed. It is worth noting that asbestos exposure results in a disease within two to five decades, as the fibers gradually cause inflammation and tissue scarring inside the body. At Camp Lejeune, asbestos was lurking in the following construction products:

  • pipe lagging
  • insulation
  • cement
  • vinyl floor tiles
  • ceiling sealants
  • roofing materials
  • plaster walls
  • fuse boxes

Over 300 asbestos-containing products were used in naval ships until the 1970s when the dangers of exposure became widely known. If you intend to seek financial compensation, it is important to know that we only take up Camp Lejeune water contamination claims at the moment. Nevertheless, if you were injured by asbestos exposure in the military, you might also be eligible to file a claim. Our attorneys have been handling toxic exposure claims for over three decades, so they have the necessary experience, knowledge, and resources to offer you the assistance you are looking for.

We can efficiently help you file your Camp Lejeune water contamination claim

If you are a Marine veteran or a family member of one who spent time at Camp Lejeune while the drinking water was toxic and now struggle with a disease, we strongly encourage you to get in touch with our attorneys. To have their cases evaluated, veterans only need to send us their military records, which they must retrieve, and their medical records. Family members will have to submit proof of their stay at the military base in addition to their medical records.

After a comprehensive case review, you will know if you are entitled to financial compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. Eligible individuals will promptly have their claims filed, as we understand that many toxic exposure victims need extra money to afford treatment, which can be very expensive. If you are too ill to participate in the legal process, you do not have to worry, as our compassionate team will go to great lengths to accommodate you.

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