Near the sprawling Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune along the North Carolina coastline, toxic agents seeped into the soil at fuel depots, base junkyards, and even a dry cleaner. The chemicals poisoned groundwater with hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for over 34 years, beginning in 1953. Millions of Marines and their family members drank, cooked, and bathed in the water. Exposure to these dangerous chemicals is linked to serious health hazards, including:
- Multiple cancers
- Neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease and ALS
- Female infertility
- Birth defects
President Biden signed The Camp Lejeune Justice Act on August 10, 2022. The Act is part of the broader Honoring our PACT Act legislation. This legislation allows victims to file civil Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits in federal court within two years of that date to receive compensation for their injuries outside of Veteran's Administration (VA) benefits.
Chemicals that polluted the groundwater at Camp Lejeune are linked to several illnesses, including:
· cancers and leukemias,
· neurobehavioral diseases like dementia, multiple sclerosis, ALS, and Parkinson's disease, and
· kidney and liver damage.
Female infertility and miscarriages are also linked to the chemicals that polluted Camp Lejeune water.
While it is unknown when the contamination began, the U.S. government acknowledges that from 1953 to 1987, more than a million Marines and their family members who lived on Camp Lejeune, and civilians who worked on base, were exposed to these hazardous chemicals in the water supply. Exposure to TCE, PCE, VC, and benzene is linked to numerous serious and life-threatening health hazards.
If you or a loved one was harmed from this toxic water at Camp Lejeune contact Boling Law Firm today at 1-800-799-7914.
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