Maison Law is representing residents of California who experienced serious health issues such as lung cancer after exposure to harmful chemicals found in the water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Contact us today if you or a loved one developed cancer or any other health issue after exposure to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water between 1953 and 1987.
Support for Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lung Cancer Sufferers
It’s estimated that somewhere around a million people were exposed to hazardous toxins in the water supply on Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base. Harmful chemicals used at a nearby dry-cleaning facility and on base were detected in two water treatment systems serving Camp Lejeune.
The dangerous chemicals were present for almost 35 years and those who drank or came in contact with the water could have developed many health issues associated with the contaminants. Health hazards linked to these chemicals include many forms of cancer, including lung cancer.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) was signed into law on August 10, 2022, and it grants permission for contaminated water victims and their families to sue the U.S. Government for damages. Victims and their families now have up to two years from the date of the signing to file an injury claim.
To proceed with a CLJA lawsuit, victims must have been in contact with the water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. The 30 days of exposure do not have to have been continuous.
Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lung Cancer Risks
Marine Corps veterans, veterans from other military branches, their families, civilian workers, and others may have been exposed to polluted water many times over a period of almost 35 years. Some of the chemicals detected in the water systems used at Camp Lejeune have been associated with an increased risk of lung cancer.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), preliminary medical research has linked exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride to lung cancer cases. These three hazardous chemicals and others were identified as contaminates in the Camp Lejeune water crisis.
Lung cancer is a frightening diagnosis for victims and their families. The American Cancer Society says that lung cancers occur when lung cells begin to grow out of control. When lung cancer patients are deemed healthy enough they’ll get chemotherapy to hopefully destroy cancer cells. Radiation is also an option for patients. Surgery is also used to slow cancer growth in rare cases.
A California Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawyer would use your medical charts and CDC research to show how your lung cancer is tied to your time at Camp Lejeune. By securing documents showing the hardships you and your family have faced during cancer treatment, a skilled lawyer works to maximize any settlement secured in a Camp Lejeune cancer injury claim.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a lawyer when filing a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claim?
No. But it’s a smart idea to have a skilled lawyer making sure you earn a fair settlement. The government has teams of lawyers looking to limit your claim. You’ll also want an attorney if you have to file a lawsuit.
What type of documents will be helpful when building a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim?
You’ll need medical documentation of your lung cancer diagnosis and treatment costs. Veterans will need service records. Your pay stubs will show how much income you lost while sick. Your attorney will help collect this evidence.
Can my family receive a lung cancer settlement if a loved one has died due to Camp Lejeune contaminated water exposure?
Yes. Through a wrongful death claim, the close relatives of Camp Lejeune victims can file to earn help with funeral costs and medical bills. They should also earn future help to replace the income the deceased can no longer provide.
Contact a California Camp Lejeune Lung Cancer Lawyer
Victims can also seek compensation for their travel costs as they’ve ventured far to get examined by specialists and doctors. They should also receive full support for the physical and emotional trauma they’ve experienced.
Many eligible victims of toxic water at Camp Lejeune who were left with lung cancer and many other physical illnesses still live in North Carolina. Some have moved to California and may still reside here.
Maison Law has made itself available to represent and provide focused legal assistance to California’s victims of lung cancers and other serious illnesses. Maison Law is also able to compassionately represent families who have been forced to grieve the loss of loved ones who served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune.
If you or a loved one sustained harm from water contamination while at Camp Lejeune, you might be eligible for substantial compensation.
Contact attorney Martin Gasparian for a free and confidential case consultation for you and your family.