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What We Know About the Camp Lejeune Settlement

The Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Settlement provides compensation for active duty Marines, their families, base employees, and nearby civilians that drank the water toxins at Camp Lejeune and suffered from the complications associated with it.

Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps base in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The base’s location on the coast made it the perfect spot for amphibious assault training that prepares Marines for combat. Camp Lejeune is a major training base, so millions of Marines and their families have lived here.

From the 1950s to the 1980s, the Camp Lejeune water contained toxic chemicals that were linked to cancer. When the issue came to light, the Department of Defense tested the water to find out what it contained and how the substances could impact those who drank it.

The Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Settlement provides compensation for active duty Marines, their families, base employees, and nearby civilians that drank the water toxins at Camp Lejeune and suffered from the complications associated with it.

Why was the Camp Lejeune Water Toxic?

The Department of Defense conducted studies that found these contaminants in the Camp Lejeune drinking water due to runoff from leaking tanks:

  • Benzene
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  •  Perchloroethylene (PCE)
  • Vinyl chloride

These chemicals are a carcinogenic, causing those who drink the water to develop cancer and other severe health impairments.

What Ailments Can Contaminated Water Cause?

As a result of these water toxins at Camp Lejeune, many people who consumed the water developed illnesses.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry(ATSDR) inspected medical records to find information about what illnesses resulted from this exposure. They found that various types of cancer are strongly linked to theCamp Lejeune drinking water.

Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Settlement

When it came out how contaminated the water atCamp Lejeune was, people wanted compensation for their suffering. Lawsuits help patients get money for their healthcare, loss of income due to their health, and money for their pain and suffering. 

The Camp Lejeune Water ContaminationSettlement covers people who lived and worked on the base between the years1953 to 1987. According to studies of the water, these are the years with contamination affecting millions.

Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Settlement

Though the contaminated wells at Camp Lejeune shut down in 1985, the carcinogenic elements took two more years to get out of the water and ground. Camp Lejeune survivors eligible for the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Settlement may be entitled to receive financial compensation for their exposure and suffering.. To see if you qualify for this compensation, submit a free eligibility check today to get started.  

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