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Camp Lejeune Water Cases

Fighting for Victims Exposed to Toxic Water

If you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina, you may have been exposed to chemicals in the drinking water that can cause serious illnesses and reproductive harm.

Shaffer Madia Law represents victims wanting to file a lawsuit for injuries and deaths due to water contamination at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base and the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina.

This West Virginia law firm has close military ties and is eager to help our service men and women as well as their families. Reach out to our team or call (304) 244-4433 to learn more.

Three Decades of Toxic Water

Between August 1953 and 1987, some of the water wells at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with harmful chemicals known to cause cancer and other severe illnesses. These wells supplied contaminated drinking water to children at daycare or school, to military families for drinking and bathing, to patients in the hospital, and to service members and civilian workers in their place of employment.

The chemicals identified in Camp LeJeune’s drinking water included the following:

  • Benzene
  • Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Vinyl Chloride

Scientific and medical evidence has shown an association between exposure to these contaminants and the development of certain diseases and conditions later in life.

Diseases and conditions caused by the chemicals in Camp Lejeune’s toxic water include the following:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Female infertility
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Renal toxicity
  • Scleroderma

If you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least thirty (30) days, you are eligible to bring a claim. Keep in mind that this lawsuit is not limited to Marine Corps veterans. Anyone (veteran, family member of a veteran, or civilian worker) who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, is eligible.

New Right to File a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit

Congress passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act in July 2022 within the PACT (Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics) Act. This new law finally gives West Virginia families the right to file a lawsuit over the water contamination at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base and the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River. Given the number of military service members with ties to West Virginia, the number of eligible persons in our great state could be significant.

Contact Shaffer Madia Law to explore if you or a loved one may be eligible for compensation.

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