Camp Lejeune Wrongful Death Lawsuit [2022 Update]

Camp Lejeune Wrongful Death Lawsuit Overview

Between 1953 and 1987, toxic substances contaminated wells, treatment plants and other sources of drinking water at United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Military members, family members, civilian workers, and other Camp Lejeune victims exposed to these dangerous chemicals have been diagnosed with often fatal medical conditions.

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Water contamination at Camp Lejeune caused thousands of veterans, family members, civilian workers, and others to be diagnosed with health conditions including several types of cancer and other diseases, many of which sometimes end tragically in death.

If you’re considering filing a Camp Lejeune Wrongful Death Lawsuit, you likely have some questions.

Below, our attorneys look at the studies conducted on the water contamination at Camp Lejeune, and evidence linking these substances to fatal health conditions and wrongful deaths.

If you or a loved one were at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, and subsequently developed a health condition that lead to their wrongful death, contact TorHoerman Law for a free case evaluation or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify to file a Camp Lejeune Wrongful Death Lawsuit instantly.

Frequently Asked Questions

There were a number of dangerous chemicals present in the water at Camp Lejeune that have been linked to disastrous health conditions and death.

Both the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have identified contaminants at Camp Lejeune.

The four (4) main chemicals that contaminated water at Camp Lejeune were:

  1. Tetrachloroethylene (PCE or PERC)
  2. Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  3. Vinyl Chloride
  4. Benzene

There were over 70 other toxic chemicals found in the water, all at varying rates over the decades water was most contaminated.

The toxic chemicals came from both military use, and also from groundwater leakage originating from an off base dry cleaner.

Visit this page to learn more about what caused Camp Lejeune water contamination.

The Honoring Our PACT Act is a new bill recently signed into law by President Biden that affords new health care benefits to veterans exposed to toxic chemicals during their military service.

Within the Honoring Our PACT Act is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which allows those exposed to contaminated water at the military base to sue and recover damages.

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Exposure to Contaminated Water At Camp Lejeune Can Lead to Death

The water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with dangerous chemicals that are linked to fatal health conditions.

Prostate cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, and other fatal diseases were common, tragic adverse health outcomes for people exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune.

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About Fatal Health Conditions and Diseases Resulting from Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Camp Lejeune water contamination resulted in the diagnoses of several types of cancer and other diseases that sometimes result in death.

Though the contamination at Camp Lejeune was officially cleared in the late 1980s, military personnel, civilian workers and family members were often left to deal with their health problems with little to no aid for decades.

Through the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, victims of Camp Lejeune water contamination and their family members are granted the ability to sue and recover damages.

Family members of a person who passed away from conditions linked to toxic water at Camp Lejeune may have the ability to file a wrongful death claim.

Scientific and medical evidence indicate that toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune may be linked to the following fatal conditions:

What Other Health Conditions Has Water Contamination At Camp Lejeune Been Linked To?

The consumption of Camp Lejeune contaminated water has been linked to a number of cancer and non-cancer diagnoses.

Medical records of Camp Lejeune victims show that other health conditions related to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination include, but are not limited to:

  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Renal Toxicity
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver disease)
  • Cervical cancer
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
  • Miscarriage, infertility and birth defects
  • Many more diagnoses

Service members, their families, civilian workers, and countless others were diagnosed with deadly health conditions, and for years could not secure the benefits they desperately need.

How Did Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Occur?

Camp Lejeune water contamination was a glaring issue at the North Carolina Marine Corps base for decades.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and other dangerous chemicals contaminated drinking water at unregulated levels, poisoning the base's water treatment plants, sewer systems, ground water, and other water sources.

These contaminants originated both from military personnel disposing of chemicals in unethical ways, as well as from an off-base dry cleaner.

The water treatment plants at which contamination was most prevalent include the Tarawa Terrace Treatment Plant and the Hadnot Point Treatment Plant.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act: Helping Those Exposed to Camp Lejeune's Water Supply

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a new piece of legislation that has been signed into law by President Biden.

This bill is encompassed by the Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, which grants new benefits to veterans exposed to toxic substances during their military service.

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The Camp Lejeune Justice Act affords former Camp Lejeune residents the ability to sue and recover damages for exposure to the toxic substances in the water supply, one of the first times federal law has allowed legal action of this sort.

The new bill overrides previous North Carolina law that barred lawsuits for Camp Lejeune water contamination.

Camp Lejeune veterans and Camp Lejeune families will be able to seek compensation for health problems and medical expenses related to the toxic chemicals they were exposed to while living on the base.

The lawsuits are expected to be handled by the U.S. District Court: Eastern District of North Carolina.

In the past, several bills were introduced to address the issue at the North Carolina military base, but none have had any widespread impact for victims and families.

Now, people who were denied benefits or compensation in the past may have a fair shot at adequate compensation.

Camp Lejeune Wrongful Death Lawsuit

With the Senate passage of the PACT Act, and the signing of the bill into law by President Biden, Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits are able to be filed by any person exposed to contaminated water at the Marine Corps base between 1953 and 1987.

If you or a loved one was exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune between these dates, and meet other certain criteria, you may qualify to file a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit.

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Our law firm is deeply experienced in handling wrongful death cases, and we assure you our full commitment in seeking compensation for all damages and expenses related to your loved one's wrongful death claim.

We thank the brave veterans for their service to our country. Now let our Camp Lejeune lawyers serve you.

Our law firm is dedicated to achieving justice for service members and their families.

TorHoerman Law Camp Lejeune Attorneys are accepting clients in all 50 states.

Contact us or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify for legal action instantly.

Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you are not required to pay attorney fees unless your case wins compensation.

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