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Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Contamination

Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Contamination

In 1982, the Marine Corps discovered toxic water contamination in a majority of the water supply for base housing at Camp Lejeune. The compounds found in the water supply have since been linked with several illnesses, including Parkinson’s disease, cardiac defects, and several types of deadly cancer, including kidney cancer and breast cancer. People at risk for developing these illnesses include Marines, Sailors, and their families, along with civilian (GS) employees who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for more than 30 days prior to 1988. To help people affected by the contamination, a bill has been passed known as the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. The bill enables prior residents, employees, and their families to receive financial compensation.

For years, officials at Camp Lejeune were aware of the toxic chemicals in the drinking water. If you or your family have been impacted by these deadly toxins, call Rutter s Mills today at 757-699-5009. We’ll help you navigate the complex process to get you the compensation you deserve.

How Can an Injury Attorney Help with a Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Claim?

The government is beginning to work through the difficult task of compensating people affected by the toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune. These cases will be handled in North Carolina, where the base is located. Rutter Mills attorneys have been working with lawyers nationwide to gain insight into how these claims will be dealt with. Once the bill was signed by the President, the statute of limitations began. Claimants now have less than two years to file suit. A skilled attorney will help ensure you get the maximum compensation so call 757-699-5009 to speak with our team about your case today.

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    History of Exposure to Toxic Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune

    The decades this exposure went on were some of the busiest for Camp Lejeune. Lejeune is home to the Weapons Training Battalion and serves as a primary combat and infantry training facility for new Marines. The infantry MOS is one of the most common in this branch of service. The training course to ready new Marines for duty is a two-month program, meaning tens of thousands of young men and women were exposed to these toxic agents.

    Military service requires risk and sacrifice from both the members and their loved ones by its very nature. That risk should not be found in their homes. The exposure was avoidable and unnecessary, and it caused immeasurable harm. No one should have to suffer this way to serve their country.

    You fought for our freedom, let us fight for you. If you or a loved one was stationed at Camp Lejeune, call today to find out how the experienced attorneys at Rutter Mills can help you get the justice you deserve.

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