Beginning in the early 1950’s and traced into the late 1980’s when it was discovered, water contamination at the Camp Lejeune military base in Jacksonville, North Carolina exposed potentially upward of one million military personnel, their spouses and families, and civilian staff to serious health risks. Goldberg & Osborne is now handling Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit claims for surviving members suffering from specific forms of cancer or other serious diseases who spent 30 or more days at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 consecutive days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987.
Contact Goldberg & Osborne immediately for a free, no-obligation Camp Lejeune water contamination legal claim review. You or a loved one may be entitled to financial compensation.
What Caused Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
In 1982, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were first discovered in two of the eight water treatment plants at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base. According to reports by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the Tarawa Terrace water treatment plant was primarily contaminated by PCE (perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene). The contamination stemmed from unsafe waste disposal practices by the off-site cleaning firm, ABC One-Hour Cleaners.
The Hadnot Point water treatment plant’s contamination was primarily the result of TCE (trichloroethylene), though other contaminants in smaller amounts were also present. Numerous sources for the contamination were identified including waste disposal sites, leaking underground storage tanks, and industrial area spills.
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Symptoms
Some of the serious diseases confirmed or believed to be associated with Camp Lejeune water contamination are as follows.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Male breast cancer
Cardiac birth defect
Fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis)
Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021-2022 Claims
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021-2022 is bilateral legislation that allows anyone who spent 30 or more days at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 consecutive days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 to file a compensation claim for any diseases connected to water contamination. Prior to this act, not all victims who suffered medical conditions because of Camp Lejeune water contamination were afforded compensation and health benefits.
VA Disability Benefits Eligibility
Filing a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim will not negatively affect eligibility for VA benefits.
Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Compensation
Goldberg & Osborne will help Camp Lejeune water contamination victims with receiving disability benefits from the VA, including financial compensation and necessary medical care. The potential settlement amount will vary by client.
Contact Goldberg & Osborne immediately by calling or texting (602) 808-6100 if you or a loved one lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 consecutive days anytime between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, and are suffering from a serious disease. You may be entitled to compensation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Contact Goldberg & Osborne immediately for a free, no-obligation Camp Lejeune water contamination claim review.