Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits are being filed at the moment. They are being filed on the behalf of certain people who have ended up developing severe illnesses after being exposed to dangerous chemicals in the drinking water while they lived and worked upon the base.
Therefore, anyone who was living and/or working at Camp Lejeune between the years 1953 and 1987 and ended up getting sick does qualify for compensation and will be able to file for a lawsuit.
Many legal firms are looking into this and TruLaw is investigating the cases relative to this particular incident.
Why Are People Filing For ‘Camp Lejeune Lawsuits’
There have been people who worked and/or lived at the Marine Corps Base Camp between the years of 1953 and 1987 who have started filing lawsuits to gain compensation. The reasoning is due to a series of medical issues which they started to develop as a result of the water at the location being contaminated.
Back in 1982, it was found that toxic chemicals had ended up contaminating the water treatment plants which were responsible for supplying the water that people were drinking, cooking with, and bathing in.
These contaminated water sources were closed in 1985, however, people were exposed to the contaminated water, and thus developed severe medical conditions, including neurological problems, even cancer, and some other diseases.
Any women of whom were pregnant and were exposed to the toxic water ended up suffering miscarriages, or gave birth to children of whom had birth defects.
The government ended up identifying many different chemicals in Camp Lejeune’s water supply. Four of the primary chemicals found which are most damaging to health include: Benzene, trichlorethylene, vinyl chloride, and perchloroethylene.
These are all chemicals which are often used in manufacturing goods such as packing materials, plastics, pipes, pesticides, and even in dry cleaning processes.
These chemicals are extremely toxic and are known carcinogens to humans.
Injuries In The Lawsuits
There have been several injuries named in these lawsuits. These injuries range from cancer to birth defects.
The researchers at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry studied some of those exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, as well as those of people in other groups who had been exposed to the same aforementioned chemicals.
Due to the very high levels of contamination in the water, those who lived and worked at the base during the 34-year period, could/have developed a vast array of severe and harmful illnesses, many of which have been included in the lawsuit cases for compensation.
Many cancers have been named in these lawsuits: bladder cancer, breast cancer, esophageal cancer, kidney cancer, leukemia, liver cancer, lung cancer, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
There have also been other diseases named so far in these lawsuits: cardiac defect, fatty liver disease, female infertility, miscarriage, neurobehavioral effects, Parkinson disease, renal toxicity, scleroderma.
There have also been many cases of lawyers who have accepted cases from those who were even in utero while their mother was working or living at the base during the time the water was contaminated.
Those infants in utero and the children of whom became exposed to the contaminated water, have been known to be at an extremely high risk for resulting health issues.
Who Can File A Camp Lejeune Lawsuit
As for who is able to file a lawsuit as a result of the Camp Lejeune water contamination, many are applicable.
Anyone who was living or working at Camp Lejeune for a minimum of 30 overall days between August in 1953 and December in 1987, who developed an illness that we have previously listed above is qualifiable.
There is no 100% guarantee of qualification, but any one of those who fall under these categories will be viable to file for a lawsuit.
This does include but is not limited to any reservists, civilian workers, veterans, guardsmen, and family members who were on site during this time.
This also includes any people who were in utero (the unborn offspring of someone who was on site during this time) may also qualify for a lawsuit as well.
If a person did develop a serious illness that has not been listed as one of the known illnesses, then they are still able to contact an attorney to see if they qualify. Law firms may take on those who fall under the aforementioned categories but have a different resulting illness.
Though there is no guarantee.
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