Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lawsuit Lawyers
When any entity commits negligence that harms another person, it should be held accountable for its actions. This is true of individuals, businesses and especially our government. For decades, leaders in our federal government knew that the military, their families and civilians were being exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, which caused serious illness and death. At Harman Law Firm, we are Camp Lejeune toxic water lawsuit lawyers that are here to help the victims receive justice.
The Holcomb, Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point groundwater sources near Camp Lejeune were contaminated with toxins and carcinogens from at least 1953 to 1987. During this time, the U.S. Marines, their families and others who worked or visited Camp Lejeune were exposed to these toxins when they drank, bathed or swam in the water available on the base. The level of contamination was extensive – some carcinogen levels reached over 3000 times the level safe for human exposure.
There have been tragic instances of illness, disease, disability and death caused by exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune, NC. These include multiple types of cancer, infertility, leukemia, Parkinson’s disease, neurobehavioral effects, miscarriages and more. This has affected children, teens and adults over decades, causing unimaginable pain and suffering for the victims and their families.
Camp Lejeune Justice Act and Lawsuit
In June 2022, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act passed the U.S. Senate, giving victims of the toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune the right to seek compensation for injuries caused by this negligence. It has been revealed that leaders in our government were aware of the toxic water but allowed military personnel, military families and civilians to be exposed. This lawsuit will enable people who meet the following criteria to seek reparations for injuries:
- Anyone – military or civilian – who spent 30 days at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987
- Has experienced health problems that may be linked to toxic water exposure
- Lost a loved one who spent 30 days at Camp Lejeune to an illness possibly caused by toxic water
The 30 days of exposure does not need to be consecutive or full 24-hour days. Anyone who spent a cumulative 30 days on the base during the 34-year period and suffered an illness or death may be considered a victim of this tragedy.
You and Your Family May Be Eligible to Seek Compensation
If you or a family member were at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and suffered illness or death that may be related to toxic water exposure, contact us at Harman Law Firm. We can schedule a free legal consultation to determine whether you may be eligible to seek compensation.