Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Claim Attorneys in Fargo
Helping Veterans, Reservists, Guardsmen, & Their Families Fight for Their Right to Fair Compensation
If you served at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and were exposed to contaminated water, you may be entitled to receive disability benefits (as well as healthcare and additional compensation). Exposure to the water at this North Carolina base between January 1953 and December 1987 has been linked to a wide variety of health concerns, and because of The Camp Lejeune Justice Act, you now have the ability to bring a civil suit forward.
With over 50 years of experience, the attorneys at Solberg Stewart Miller are dedicated to providing our clients with high-quality, aggressive legal representation. Our firm is prepared to help you, and you can trust us to help you with your Camp Lejeune toxic water claim as:
- Our attorneys listen to our client’s stories and aim to have a complete understanding of your story and needs before moving forward with decisions.
- Our attorneys have over five decades of collective legal experience.
- Our firm has a proven track record of success and has recovered over $100 million for our clients.
- Our firm offers personalized attention and legal solutions to our clients.
- Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay for our services unless we win your case.
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If you or a loved one have suffered damages because of exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, our firm is here to help you fight for your right to fair compensation. Schedule a consultation today by telephoning (701) 401-8588 or reaching out to our team online today.
What Was Found in the Water at Camp Lejeune?
For 34 years, the water supply at Camp Lejeune was contaminated by multiple volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The VOCs discovered in the water included chemicals used on heavy machinery, in dry cleaning solvents, degreasers, and almost 70 other toxic substances (most of which are known to cause serious illnesses including cancer); some of the compounds found include:
- Perchloroethylene (PCE)
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Vinyl chloride
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act
The PACT Act was signed into law on August 10th, 2022; this act includes the Camp Lejeune Justice act, which allows those who have suffered because of toxic water exposure to file a claim against the U.S. government and fight to receive compensation. These claims can be handled as mass tort or personal injury claims, and it is important to note that veterans, workers, and family members can still pursue action even if they already receive VA benefits. Filing a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim will not affect your other benefits either.
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Health Issues
Those who were living at, stationed at, or worked at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 may suffer from health conditions caused by their exposure to contaminated water at the base; children of people exposed may also suffer from birth defects and other injuries. Common pediatric health conditions associated with Camp Lejeune toxic water exposure are:
- Birth defects (i.e. choana atresia, eye defects, low birth weight, oral cleft defects, neural tube defects)
- Childhood leukemia
- Fetal death
- Major fetal malformation
Adult illness and health concerns commonly associated with camp Lejeune contaminated water exposure are:
- Adult leukemia
- Bladder cancer
- Parkinson’s disease
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Aplastic anemia (and other myelodysplastic syndromes)
However, it is important to note that some claims have arisen after veterans, guardsmen, or reservists who served at Camp Lejeune suffered from the following health conditions.
- Appendix cancer
- Bile duct cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Cardiac defects
- Cervical cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- End-state renal disease
- Esophageal cancer
- Female infertility
- Gallbladder cancer
- Hepatic steatosis
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Intestinal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Ovarian cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Renal toxicity
- Soft tissue cancer
- Spinal cancer
- Thyroid cancer
How Our Attorneys Can Help
At Solberg Stewart Miller, our attorneys consider it an honor to help fight for veterans and other people who have suffered because of the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. We can help you whether you have previously tried to obtain benefits and had your claim denied or have not claimed disability benefits but have received healthcare from Veterans Affairs (VA). Our firm can also help you fight for compensation if you haven’t claimed disability benefits or healthcare from the VA.
To get started on your Camp Lejeune toxic water claim, contact our firm online or call (701) 401-8588 today. Case consultations are confidential.