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Camp Lejeune Attorneys
The Camp Lejeune tragedy unfolded between 1953 and 1987 when wells at the United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, became tainted with industrial solvent compounds such as trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride. The source of this chemical contamination was the poorly maintained waste disposal systems that allowed industrial solvents to permeate the base’s water supply.
The contamination remained largely unrecognized until 1984 when a small group of Marines, who were residing on the base, began reporting various health issues. These included primarily birth defects among their children and multiple common cancers among family members. All of these individuals had been exposed to the contaminated water for years before its potential harm was acknowledged.
It was only after extensive investigations by environmental scientists and lawyers that the military realized its mistake. By then, thousands of people had already been exposed to the toxic chemicals, resulting in enduring health complications such as cancer, infertility, birth defects, and other serious medical conditions linked to their exposure. Tragically, there have even been confirmed cases of fatal illnesses directly linked to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. It is estimated that over 1 million people may have consumed or otherwise been exposed to contaminated drinking water while stationed or living at Camp Lejeune during this time period.
To address these issues, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 was enacted. The law allows anyone who spent time at Camp Lejeune for no less than 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987 to sue the U.S. Government.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act has provided much-needed relief to thousands of veterans and their families who suffered due to the water contamination at Camp Lejeune. As one of the architects of this vital law, Ed Bell and the firm’s Camp Lejeune attorneys are committed
to assisting victims of this tragedy in obtaining the compensation they rightfully deserve.
Illnesses, injuries, and deformities—all stemming from contaminated water. The Camp Lejeune tragedy has inflicted devastating impacts on numerous veterans and their families spanning several years. From physical ailments like cancer and infertility to mental health challenges including PTSD and depression, these individuals endure enduring health repercussions due to their exposure to toxic water.
Bell Legal Group is ready to advocate for you if you were exposed to the tainted water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and subsequently experienced any health conditions including but not limited to the following:
To obtain compensation for health conditions stemming from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, you typically must establish that you resided or worked at the facility for a minimum of 30 days at any point between 1953 and 1987. Although this may appear straightforward, securing the full compensation you deserve for this tragedy can often be more challenging than expected. At Bell Legal Group, our team comprehends the effective advocacy needed for victims throughout this legal process and is dedicated to expeditiously recovering maximum damages on your behalf.
Our Camp Lejeune attorneys will vigorously pursue fair and equitable compensation for:
- Past, present, and future medical bills and expenses
- Lost income and earning potential
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
If a loved one succumbed to the effects of contaminated water exposure at Camp Lejeune, you might be eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim to secure compensation on your behalf. We can assess whether you have the legal standing to initiate such a claim and guide you through the process.