Everything We Know (How To Know If You’re Owed Compensation)

What is Camp Lejeune and What Happened There?

The History

Constructed in 1941, Camp Lejeune is a United States Marine Corps base located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Military officers and their families lived and worked at this camp from 1941 through 1987. For many years, Camp Lejeune was considered one of the country’s prime military bases and served as one of the main hubs for the US Marine Corps. It began its tenure as a training base for soldiers headed to the WWII front lines and continued to be an important part of the Marines’ operations during the Cold War through to the Vietnam era.

Over the years residents were unaware that Camp Lejeune’s water system had been quietly compromised. Investigations performed during the base’s period of activity and shortly afterward have uncovered that the water used for drinking, cooking, bathing, and other activities within the base was contaminated with harsh and toxic chemicals. As a result, thousands of Marines and their families became exposed to carcinogenic compounds. These included the likes of PCE, TCE, and benzene, harsh solvents known or suspected to be carcinogenic. Further examination concluded that the water had been compromised since the 1950s, meaning that the water at Camp Lejeune had contained these harsh chemicals for over 30 years. The long-term effects of this exposure are still not fully known, but they can include cancer, fertility problems, and birth defects. Many have come forth with stories since the closing of Camp Lejeune, each telling of health complications resulting from their time at the military base.

Many have suffered as a result of the negligence demonstrated at Camp Lejeune. Our Camp Lejeune water lawsuit attorneys in North Carolina are committed to helping those impacted by this incident. Through a class action lawsuit against the United States government, those exposed to hazardous chemicals while serving at Marine Base Camp Lejeune may finally receive reparations for their suffering. Miller Law Group, PLLC is fighting for the rights of those exposed to these toxic chemicals, and our Camp Lejeune water lawsuit attorneys in North Carolina are committed to getting them proper compensation.

How The Water is Affecting People Today

Long-Term Health Abnormalities

In 1982 toxic VOCs were found in the base’s water, and the base closed in 1987 following a series of inquiries and investigations into their water system and infrastructure. For many of the residents of Camp Lejeune, however, the damage was already done. Since the camp’s closing, many previous residents have reported health issues, including various cancers, birth defects, and neurological issues. For some, these conditions have been costly, debilitating, and even deadly. For years these Americans lived with the consequences of their time at Camp Lejeune. Many have accrued heavy medical bills and gone through years of treatment to deal with the effects of their exposure.

Many of these veterans and their families have now banded together in a lawsuit against the US government and responsible parties. This lawsuit aims to secure compensation for those who have suffered unnecessarily due to the contaminated waters. Miller Law Group is currently representing clients previously stationed at Camp Lejeune and potentially exposed to these serious and sometimes lethal contaminants. As their representation, we will fight to ensure that they receive the justice and compensation they are owed. 

 On a broader scale, the Camp Lejeune water lawsuit has brought much-needed attention to the issue of water contamination at military bases. If successful, the lawsuit could result in compensation for the victims and their families and help bring awareness to military base water contamination issues across the country.

 The case is still in its early stages, but we are dedicated to ensuring that justice will be served and our clients will receive the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one were stationed at Camp Lejeune and think you may have been exposed to contaminated water, please contact Miller Law’s Camp Lejeune water lawsuit attorneys in North Carolina today for a free consultation. We will fight for you and ensure that your voice is heard.

The Lawsuit

What It Means for Camp Lejeune’s Residents

As of August of this year, the opportunity for legal action against the military has been opened up. Thanks largely to the actions of President Biden. In passing the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, the events around Camp Lejeune contamination and eventual closure have been brought back to the forefront of American consciousness. Those who have been affected by the contamination now have a chance to seek compensation for their injuries, both physical and psychological.

 The lawsuit is seeking damages for the following:

 -Medical expenses

-Pain and suffering

-Mental anguish

-Loss of earnings and earning capacity

-Loss of companionship or consortium

 These lawsuits and allegations are likely to continue as more victims come forward to speak about their experiences. Here at Miller Law Group, we are preparing ourselves for the long road ahead in order to get fair compensation for our client’s injuries and potentially life-altering disabilities. Our Camp Lejeune water lawsuit lawyers in North Carolina are on standby and ready to help those impacted and their families seek the justice they deserve.

Getting Help For Those Affected

How To Find Out If You Qualify

Many across the nation are using the new legislation to bring action against the military for the damages caused over the period of contamination. If you were stationed at Camp Lejeune during the years of exposure to these contaminants, you might be eligible to take action and receive compensation.

 There are a few ways to find out if you qualify. The first is to look at your medical records. If you have been diagnosed with any of the qualifying conditions, you may be eligible to take action. If you have been diagnosed by a medical professional, lived at camp Lejeune for more than 30 days during the time of contamination, and are a resident of North Carolina, Miller Law Group may be able to help. 

 If you have questions about your legal rights or believe you may have a case, please contact us today for a consultation. We will review the facts of your case and let you know if we can help. Connect with us here.

What The Future Holds for Camp Lejeune’s Water Lawsuit

The Long Road to Justice

Over the years, Miller Law Group has helped victims get justice, and that is exactly what we plan to do with this Camp Lejeune situation. Since taking on this case, we have fought diligently on their behalf and will continue to do so until justice is served. If you are a previous resident of Camp Lejeune who has experienced severe health issues and is currently a resident of North Carolina, please connect with us to learn more about how you can join this suit and get the justice you deserve. Our team is committed to helping those impacted by this tragedy, and we want to hear from you if you have any questions or concerns.