Maison Law is representing residents of California who experienced health issues after contact with toxic water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Contact us today if you or a loved one were exposed to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water between 1953 and 1987.
Which Diagnoses Qualify for Camp Lejeune Injury Claims?
Substantial benefits are now available to victims who consumed or came in contact with dangerous chemicals found in the water supply utilized on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987.
In order to be eligible for compensation, victims must prove that they were exposed to toxic water over this period for at least 30 days. The 30 days of exposure doesn’t have to have been continuous. The prolonged exposure may have occurred over several different visits to the Marine Corps Base.
Victims must also have medical documentation showing they suffered from cancers, diseases, and other illnesses that have been linked to the chemicals found in Camp Lejeune wells.
This is only a partial list of the serious health problems associated with the dangerous water issues recorded at Camp Lejeune for almost 35 years:
- Aplastic Anemia
- Autoimmune Disease
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Female Infertility
- Hepatic Steatosis
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Neurobehavioral Effects
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Renal Toxicity
- Cardiac Defects
- End-Stage Renal Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Oral Cleft Defect
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
There are many other diseases and disorders associated with the chemicals that were allowed to contaminate the water treatment facilities at Camp Lejeune. A skilled California Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Lawyer will assist you in proving that your illness or your family member’s illness was caused by exposure to tainted water at Camp Lejeune.
Who Was Exposed to Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water?
With the passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA), long-term victims of devastating sicknesses caused by toxic water exposure can finally file injury claims against the U.S. Department of Defense.
The department’s alleged role in covering up the health hazards in Camp Lejeune water and the inaction to warn victims makes the federal government liable for every physical, emotional, and financial hardship victims and their families have endured for so long.
These and other individuals are eligible under the CLJA to receive injury benefits:
- Military veterans who served at Camp Lejeune and their families who lived on base.
- Non-military workers and contractors employed on the base.
- Individuals conceived after their mothers were exposed to these harmful chemicals.
- Caregivers/Guardians for Camp Lejeune victims who are incapacitated and can’t file a claim for themselves. Guardianship would usually be granted to close family members.
- Family members of victims who lost their lives to a health issue caused by exposure to toxic water on base.
Deadlines and Compensation Applying to a Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Claim
Victims and their families protected under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act have been granted up to two years from the passage of the law to file lawsuits over their injuries. This may seem like a long time but acting quickly is always best for your case.
Your California Personal Injury Lawyer will be securing medical documents, service records, and invoices to build a strong case for you. The more time you give your attorney to construct a case, the more successful your injury claim will be.
You’ll want full documentation to show every hardship you and your family have endured over the years. Your legal representative will also secure estimates on the future care you or a family member could require.
These and other factors will determine the size of your settlement check in your Camp Lejeune toxic water claim:
- Every medical cost victims endured for as long as they’ve been sick, and any expense expected in the future.
- Lifelong estimates on expenses associated with a permanent physical disability stemming from exposure to toxic water.
- Birth defects and developmental challenges victims have endured since birth. Financial support for parents who have suffered through miscarriages and stillbirths.
- The physical pain Camp Lejeune victims have been subjected to through their illness.
- Compensation for the emotional trauma suffered by victims and their families.
- Loss of enjoyment of life. Being unable to enjoy family moments and hobbies.
- Loss of consortium. The loss of an intimate relationship with a spouse.
- Past and future lost wages and benefits.
- Wrongful death benefits. The families of Camp Lejeune contaminated water victims are encouraged to file a wrongful death claim to secure support for all leftover medical costs. Support for the costs of a funeral and proper burial. Support for the family in the years to come as they must face a future without the guidance and financial support of the deceased.
Contact a California Contaminated Water Lawyer
Thousands of victims hurt by toxic water exposure live at Camp Lejeune or in nearby Jacksonville, NC. However, many now reside here in California in Los Angeles, Fresno, San Diego, and across the state. There may be hundreds of victims residing around Oceanside and Camp Pendleton.
Maison Law has made itself available to represent California’s victims of cancer and other serious illnesses along with those who have lost a family member as a result of the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries from water contamination in Camp Lejeune, you deserve to know if you and your family are eligible for compensation.