CASE ALERT: Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lawsuits
Were you exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune? Contact ASK LLP today for a free consultation.
ASK LLP represents people exposed to water contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals such as TCE (trichloroethylene), PCE (perchloroethylene), benzene, and vinyl chloride – chemicals found at Camp Lejeune in water treatment facilities on base at Hadnot Point and Tarawa Terrace.
What We Know About Camp Lejeune Water Exposure
From 1953 to 1987, Camp Lejeune had toxic drinking water. Estimates suggest that up to a million or more Marines, civilian workers, and family members stationed at Camp Lejeune may have been exposed to water with toxins linked to various cancers, lymphomas, and possible neurological ailments.
CALL TODAY! If you or a loved one were exposed at Camp Lejeune, you might be entitled to compensation. Call ASK LLP at (877) RING ASK (877-746-4275) for a free case evaluation.
Health Concerns From Camp LeJeune Toxic Water
ASK LLP is investigating lawsuits for people suffering from the following injuries:
- Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Esophageal Cancer
- Brain CNS Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Rectal Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Kidney Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Hepatic Steatosis
- Neurobehavioral Effects
- Female Infertility
- Birth Defects, including cardiac defects
- Aplastic Anemia or Other Myelodysplastic Syndrome
- Systemic Sclerosis/Scleroderma
- Breast Cancer (male or female)
- Other Cancers
If you or a loved one was exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune and suffered one of these ailments, please contact ASK LLP today for a free consultation.
The History of Toxins at Camp Lejeune
In 1982, the Marine Corps discovered toxins, known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
The U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) has determined that past exposures in the 1950s to 1980s to TCE, PCE, vinyl chloride, and other contaminants in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune likely increased the risk of cancers, adverse birth outcomes, and other adverse health effects on residents (including infants and children), civilian workers, Marines, and Naval personnel.
In particular, water from at least three water treatment plants were contaminated—located at Hadnot Point, Tarawa Terrace, and Holcomb Boulevard. At Tarawa Terrace, contamination reportedly occurred between November 1957 to February 1987 and came from the waste disposal practices of ABC One-Hour Cleaners, an off-base dry cleaning company. At Hadnot Point, supply wells were reportedly contaminated from August 1953 to January 1985, coming from multiple sources: leaking underground storage tanks, industrial area spills, and waste disposal sites. At Holcomb Boulevard, the drinking water supply system received contaminated water from Hadnot Point’s contaminated system between 1972 and 1985. Hadnot Point’s water distribution services provided water to the Mainside barracks, Hospital Point family housing, and family housing at Midway Park, Paradise Point, and Berkeley Manor. Tarawa Terrace’s water distribution services provided water to Tarawa Terrace family housing and the Knox Trailer Park. Holcomb Boulevard’s system provided water to family housing at Midway Park, Paradise Point, Berkeley Manor, and Watkins Village.
More on Camp Lejeune Health Concerns
The Camp Lejeune volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found at the base are toxic and harmful to humans, including children and infants. TCE, vinyl chloride, and benzene are classified as human carcinogens. PCE is classified as a “likely” or “probable” human carcinogen. TCE exposure has been associated with kidney cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cardiac defects. PCE has been associated with bladder cancer. Benzene has been connected to leukemias and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Vinyl chloride has been associated with liver cancer. The ATSDR outlines numerous other health concerns scientifically related to exposures of Camp Lejeune toxins here: https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lejeune/tce_pce.html.
Protect your rights and seek justice with an experienced Camp Lejeune water contamination law firm. If you or someone you know is sick and was exposed to Camp Lejeune drinking water, contact ASK LLP at 1-877-746-4275 for a free consultation.
Why You Should Choose ASK LLP
ASK LLP is experienced representing military members and their families. Our toxic tort lawyers currently represent individuals exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune. ASK LLP has represented over 50,000 injured individuals in some of the largest, most complex cases in the United States. Our attorneys have been recognized by their peers as Super Lawyers, Lawyers of Distinction, as well as other prestigious awards. We have fought for justice for our clients—and won—against some of the largest companies in the world.
Attorneys at ASK LLP are currently investigating Camp Lejeune lawsuits, including Camp Lejeune cancer lawsuits, Camp Lejeune lymphoma lawsuits, Camp Lejeune Class Actions, and other Camp Lejeune injury cases.
Contact ASK LLP today for a free consultation at 1-877-746-4275.
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