South Carolina Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawyer
Simmons Law Firm is representing individuals diagnosed with cancer or suffering from other medical conditions who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina between 1953 and 1987. This includes service members, their family members, and civilians who worked at Camp Lejeune during the relevant time period. Over a million people were potentially exposed and it is estimated that tens of thousands have died or are suffering due to the toxic contamination.
Congress passed legislation creating new rights to compensation for exposure to toxic water. Beginning in 1953, chemicals poisoned the groundwater used for drinking, cooking and bathing. The exposure to these hazardous chemicals has been linked to various cancers and other serious health conditions. This new law will permit lawsuits to move forward and permit substantial compensation for these victims outside of the Veteran’s Administration process and benefits. Not only are servicemember lawsuits allowed, but family members and private persons may also bring legal claims.
What time limits are involved in filing a lawsuit?
This new federal law provides new time limits and remedies and potentially significant compensation for persons suffering from various cancers or other illnesses. Individuals who may qualify are encouraged to seek immediate legal assistance to meet all time requirements.
What was in the water supply system?
The water supply system at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with toxic substances for over 34 years. Multiple substances were found in the water supply system including benzene, industrial solvents, and other harmful chemicals. These water sources served barracks, family housing, offices, schools and the hospital at Camp Lejeune.
What illnesses and diseases are linked to the contamination?
Marines, their family members, and others drank and used this contaminated water, and this exposure has been linked to serious health conditions including cancers, neurological disorders, and birth defects. Some of these conditions may include the following:
|Bladder Cancer||Aplastic Anemia||Parkinson’s|
|Kidney Cancer||Liver Cancer||Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma|
|Breast Cancer||Miscarriage||Fetal Death|
|Esophageal Cancer||Birth Defects||Pancreatic Cancer|
|Infertility||Lung Cancer||Cervical Cancer|
|Prostate Cancer||Colorectal Cancer||Ovarian Cancer|
|Hodgkin’s Disease||Brain Damage||Soft Tissue Cancer|
|Appendix Cancer||Gallbladder Cancer||Thyroid Cancer|
|Intestinal Cancer||Bile Duct Cancer||Spinal Cancer|
|End-Stage Renal Disease||Cardiac Defects||Scleroderma|
Can I be compensated for exposure?
If you or a loved one served in the Marines at Camp Lejeune or lived or worked there for at least 30 days during this time period, you may have a claim. There are new laws and time periods involved so contact us now for a free consultation. Call us, chat with us or fill out our contact form below.