It was recently announced by the US Department of Veteran's Affairs that people who served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina may have been exposed to contaminants in the drinking water there.
This comes as a result of the passsage of the PACT Act which has receieved a lot of media attnetion mainly for providing benefits to service people who were exposed to burn pits. Jon Stewart was a vocal advocate for this legislation and received lots of news coverage in his speeches urging congress to pass the bill. What many people may not know is that the act also provided benefits for those who were exposed to toxins in the drinkning water at Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River.
Complications of Toxic Water Exposure at Camp Lejeune
A number of adverse health effects have been associated with exposure to pollutants in the drinking water at both Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River.
The diagnosed illnesses associated with consumption of the contaminated water include:
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Female infertility
- Hepatic steatosis
- Kidney cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Renal toxicity
Qualifying for Benefits
A combination of two factors must be true in order to make a claim. The person must have been stationed between 1953 and 1987 and must not have been dishonorably discharged from the military.
If those two things are true and you have been diagnosed with one or more of the illnesses listed above you can file a claim for benefits.
Contact Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lawyers
Davis Law Group has been helping victims of government negligence for the past twenty years. If you were stationed at Camp Lejeune and have developed any of the mentioned illnesses, you may have a claim. The legal staff at Davis Law Group offers free case evaluations for victims of wrongful injury or illness. To schedule a consultation you can use the chat or contact form on this page, or call 206-727-4000.