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Camp Lejeune

Cancer Caused by Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

A Camp Lejeune lawsuit accuses the US government of causing cancer and other ailments in those exposed to polluted drinking water at the North Carolina Marine base and training station.

 

You might have been a military service member, a military family member, a contractor, a civilian, or anybody else who served, worked, resided, or was otherwise exposed at Camp Lejeune. (The 30-day exposure period does not have to be consecutive.)

Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune

Water from the Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point treatment plants was determined to be mainly polluted by two hazardous compounds.

 

Perchloroethylene (PCE), a colourless solvent often used in dry cleaning, polluted the Tarawa Terrace Treatment Plant. The trash disposal methods of an off-base dry cleaning firm were discovered to be the cause of this pollution. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, PCE levels at the Tarawa Terrace Treatment Plant far surpassed current guidelines between November 1957 and February 1987.

 

Trichloroethylene (TCE), a volatile anaesthetic, poisoned the water at the Hadnot Point Treatment Plant. TCE pollution is thought to have been caused by underground storage tank breaches, industrial area spills, and water disposal sites.

Consequences of Contaminated Water Exposure

Extended exposure to PCE or TCE has been linked to serious and often fatal diseases such as:

  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Non-lymphoma Hodgkin’s
  • Liver disease
  • Miscarriages
  • Birth defects

Mercury was reported in the water at Camp Lejeune.

12 pounds of elemental mercury were discovered at Camp Lejeune’s Hadnot Point Water Treatment Plant in September 2012. The water treatment facility was halted for many weeks to clear up the mercury.

 

Officials suspect that water pressure metres containing elemental mercury that were removed from the factory in the 1980s may have been the cause of the mercury pollution.

  • Coughing, sore throat
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Vision difficulties are some of the most prevalent adverse effects of mercury exposure
  • An unpleasant metallic taste in the mouth
  • An increase in blood pressure

 

Pregnant women and new moms, unfortunately, can spread mercury to their unborn and newborn offspring. Young children are much more likely to be exposed to mercury vapours than adults since they breathe quicker and have smaller lungs.

 

If you feel your loved one was harmed as a result of mercury exposure at Camp Lejeune, you may be able to submit a claim for injuries or disease. Our legal team can assist you in determining your choices and filing a claim so that you may receive the money you deserve.

Chemical Waste at Camp Lejeune

Camp Lejeune housed members of the United States Marine Corps as well as their families who resided on the facility. During this period, these folks were drinking and bathing in tap water tainted with harmful chemicals on a daily basis. Years later, cancer and other health disorders began to affect these former base inhabitants and their families. As additional information became accessible, a few red flags were raised about chemical waste disposal and awareness of this dangerous conduct.

 

Some of those who resided on the Camp Lejeune installation and drank the polluted water said officials were aware of the presence of harmful chemical chemicals in the tap water. Following these charges, additional investigations were launched to ascertain who was, in fact, aware of the Camp Lejeune water pollution.

What should I do if my family or I became ill at Camp Lejeune?

Contact our Camp Lejeune lawsuit attorneys to discuss your legal options. Your health has no monetary value, yet money is the only way the US government can apologise for making you sick. We will seek for maximum financial recompense for the unjustified hardship you and your family have undergone.

 

Contact our mass tort/personal injury law company immediately for a case examination if you or a loved one has been damaged by Camp Lejeune. Your medical records can be obtained on your behalf.

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