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HMF is currently evaluating claims for injuries from toxic chemicals through exposure to water contamination to veterans, family members, and others who were stationed or worked at the Marine Corps Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987. Reports indicate this exposure to toxic chemicals through water contamination at Camp Lejeune has led to diagnosis of various forms of cancer and other severe illnesses.

Camp Lejeune Related Injuries Include:

Leukemia (all types)
Parkinsons Disease
Esophageal Cancer
Breast Cancer
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Bladder Cancer
Lung Cancer
Hepatic steatosis
Multiple myeloma
Kidney Cancer
Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Camp Lejeune has been documented to contain up to 300 time the acceptable levels of toxic chemicals in the drinking water.

Toxic Chemical Levels
found at Camp Lejeune

The toxic chemicals included benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene, perchloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride (VC), which are known to be harmful carcinogens to humans. These toxic chemicals were leaked into the ground water from waste disposal sites and underground storage tanks. The tanks were mostly closed by February 1985, but those exposed to the toxic chemicals continue to deal with serious injuries or have died from these deadly carcinogens

Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022

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Those who were exposed to drinking water at Camp Lejeune are able to file a claim for damages in the Eastern District of North Carolina against the United States government.

However, there are a few limitations on the class of people who can bring a claim. For example, only those who were exposed to Camp Lejeune drinking water for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, are eligible to bring a claim. Additionally, the Vets will need to establish a connection between your illness or injuries and the Camp’s contaminated water. In most cases, this will require the testimony of an expert medical witness who can explain to the judge or jury that your condition was caused, at least in part, by your exposure to the contaminated water. Importantly, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 also permits the representative of a person who was exposed to the contaminated water to bring a case on behalf of their loved one. This is most relevant for those who have family members who have since passed away due to the conditions they developed as a result of their exposure. However, there is no requirement that your loved one’s death was a direct result of their exposure. In other words, even if your loved one died from unrelated causes, you could still pursue a claim if they suffered the harmful effects of exposure. We there will likely be significant litigation over who qualifies and the extent of damages they are entitled to.  An experienced toxic tort attorney can assist servicemembers, their family members and their representatives in understanding their rights.

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