Did you live at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987? Have you or a loved one suffered from cancer, birth defects or other medical problems? You may deserve financial compensation.
The Falkowitz Law Firm, PLLC is currently involved in the toxic water litigation on behalf of victims and their families. Get Gary P. Falkowitz and his team on your side to claim the justice and the monetary relief that you deserve.
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Camp Lejeune Water Lawsuit Claims
Since its opening in 1942, Camp Lejeune has served as a key U.S. military base. Millions of service members and their families have spent time on base, dutifully serving their country. What they didn’t know was that they may have been exposed to harmful contaminants in the drinking water.
For thousands of victims, the warnings came too late. They have suffered cancer, birth defects and a host of other health problems. Victims have suffered terribly, and in some cases, their diseases were fatal.
Today, victims are filing lawsuits for compensation. If you or a loved one spent 30 or more days at Camp Lejeune between 1953-1987, you may qualify for compensation. A water lawsuit claim is the process of fighting to receive a monetary payment and justice for your losses and suffering.
The Falkowitz Law Firm, PLLC, is currently accepting new claims to represent survivors and families affected by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Join this groundbreaking litigation to claim your payment by calling our law firm for your consultation.
Who qualifies for Camp Lejeune toxic water compensation?
You may qualify for Camp Lejeune toxic water compensation if you are a:
- Service member
- Retired service member/Veteran
- Family members
- Others, including residents, who spent 30+ days at Camp Lejeune during the qualifying period
Health Problems from Contaminated Camp Lejeune Water
Health problems that may qualify you for compensation include:
- Aplastic anemia
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Cancers of the bladder, kidney, liver, breast, esophageal and lung
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Renal toxicity
- Hepatic steatosis
- Female infertility, miscarriage
- Neurobehavioral abnormalities
Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Attorneys
Receiving fair compensation as a Camp Lejeune toxic water victim is a complex process. You must prove your exposure to the contaminants, a qualifying injury and your damages. Legal procedures can be detailed, and the government will aggressively fight claims.
The Falkowitz Law Firm, PLLC is experienced handling complex personal injury claims. We can streamline the litigation process to claim your compensation to make it as simple and easy as possible for you. Contact us today to learn more and begin your claim.
Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Contamination – History
A total of eight water systems served military activities and housing units at Camp Lejeune. For decades, as many as a million people used these water systems, not knowing that it was toxic. Three contaminated water systems: Hadnot Point, Tarawa Terrace and Holcomb Boulevard served most family units.
Today, the Center for Disease Control admits that exposure to the water increased the risk of cancers, birth defects and other health problems. Contaminants may have been as high as 3400 times safe levels determined by the Environmental Protection Agency.
What contaminants were in the Camp Lejeune water?
Contaminants in the Camp Lejeune water are:
- Perchloroethylene (PCE) – a dry cleaning solvent and volatile organic compound
- Trichloroethylene (TCE) – a degreaser and volatile organic compound
- Vinyl Chloride
Health officials have identified as many as 70 harmful contaminants that may have been present in the water at the military base.
Current Status of Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lawsuits
Camp Lejeune toxic water lawsuits are just beginning. If you have been exposed to water at the military base, it is not too late to join a lawsuit, but you must act soon.
We expect that lawmakers will soon pass a new law allowing Camp Lejeune water victims to file lawsuits in federal court. The new law will create a short time window for victims to file their claims.
Our lawyers are busy at work preparing to file this complex and important litigation on behalf of victims and families. Don’t wait to contact us to see how you can benefit from a claim.
Timeline of the Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Problems and Litigation
- 1980s – Numerous individuals tried to warn officials about possible problems with the water at Camp Lejeune. Warnings went unheeded, with officials denying the possibility
- 2012 – The Janey Ensminger Act allows veterans to receive medical care for related health problems
- As many as 850 claims were dismissed in state court, citing the statute of repose limiting the time frame for claims (Straw v. the United States)
- Lawmakers identified the problem and initiated new federal legislation to allow victims to proceed with their claims in federal court
- The Camp Lejeune Justice Act has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives
- A similar bill has been introduced in the Senate as part of the Honoring our PACT Act, introduced by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
- Victims, families and community activists held a rally to raise awareness of the issue on April 30, 2022
When the Camp Lejeune Justice Act officially becomes law, victims may sue in federal court if they qualify. To qualify, they must have had 30 or more days of exposure to the water in the period from August 1953 to December 1987.
Was the water at Camp Lejeune contaminated?
The government no longer denies that the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated. There were multiple harmful substances in the water that may have come from activities both on and off the military base.
How do I get a Camp Lejeune water contamination settlement?
To get a Camp Lejeune water contamination settlement, you must take action to bring a legal claim. Even if you have severe injuries and damages, you must initiate a case. Our lawyers can represent you through every stage of the process.
Can families of service members bring a Camp Lejeune water lawsuit?
Families of service members may qualify to participate in Camp Lejeune water lawsuits if they have suffered from physical problems after exposure to the water, or if they have lost a loved one.
How many people were affected by the Camp Lejeune water contamination?
We believe that millions of people were affected by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
How were people exposed to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune?
Victims may have been exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune through any of the following activities:
- Drinking water
- Skin contact
- Work-related activities
For people living and working at Camp Lejeune, they didn’t have a choice but to come into contact with the water. Any way that they consumed or even touched the water may have been harmful to their health.
When should I contact a Camp Lejeune toxic water lawyer?
While legislation may create a path for victims to claim financial compensation, the time window to participate may be very short. It’s best to contact us right away to begin working on your case.
What was the source of the Camp Lejeune toxic water contamination?
Water contamination at the Camp Lejeune military base may have come from a dry cleaning facility located near the base. It may have also come from equipment-cleaning activities and underground fuel storage on base.
Free Case Consultations
The Falkowitz Law Firm, PLLC is offering free case consultations for veterans and families who may have been affected by toxic water contamination at Camp Lejeune. You have nothing to lose by learning more about your case and how litigation may help you receive compensation. Call or send us a message today for your confidential consultation regarding the Camp Lejeune water lawsuit.
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The dedicated team of lawyers and support personnel represent victims in a variety of personal injury claims including toxic water litigation.
Gary Falkowitz is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and a former Assistant District Attorney with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. He is highly experienced in personal injury litigation and dedicated to helping victims recover fair compensation for their injuries and damages.
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News, Information and Resources
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Health Issues, U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
General FAQs, Camp Lejeune, ATSDR, CDC
Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Survivor’s Rally, News Channel 12
Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, United States Congress
Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021, United States Congress