- Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
Water Contamination Symptoms at Camp Lejeune Cause Serious Issues to People Exposed to the Contamination Chemicals
The Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is a military base and training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina. During the timeframe of between 1950 to 1985, there were dangerous chemicals that were tainting the water at the Camp Lejeune facility. These chemicals were cancer causing, deadly and lethal, and caused serious injury to many people who were stationed at the base at the time. Many people who were civilians who worked on the base were also affected by the dangerous chemicals that tainted the water.
People who were exposed to dangerous chemicals at Camp Lejeune were exposed over many years. This exposure came with a host of possible serious personal injuries and symptoms, woms of which could include:
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Settlement Amounts
- Adult Leukemia
- Aplastic Anemia
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome
- Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Huntington’s Disease
The Camp Lejeune contamination settlements will be awarded in the millions, based on the amount of damage that each person has undergone, because of tainted and poisoned water at the base and facility. Each individual’s settlement is unique, and can be awarded upwards in the $500,000 to millions value. This is going to be true even if the person is part of a class action, but again, it will depend on the severity of the personal injuries sustained by each person for each case.
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What Is the Most Common Source of Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune?
The water at Camp Lejeune was tainted with several chemicals, including:
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
- Dichloroethylene (DCE)
- Vinyl chloride
- Other volatile organic compounds
Being exposed to these types of dangerous chemicals stays in the human body for years, even for decades. This is the reason that so many people are injured from being on the base, and were exposed to dangerous chemicals at Camp Lejeune. If this has happened to you, there is no need to suffer in silence. Won’t you just pick up your smartphone and give us a call today? We are here and we can help you now.
Signs of Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune
The water at Camp Lejeune was found to have been leaked and leeched from the Hadnot Point Water Treatment Plant (WTP). The WTP caused serious injuries to people living and working at Camp Lejeune around the time of the water contamination in that region and area. It was found that the water at Camp Lejeune was not fit to drink, and was laced with chemicals that cause canter, related personal injuries and even death.
Effects of Drinking Water Contamination from Camp Lejeune
Studies found and researched by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry or ATSDR saw that a public health assessment (PHA) for the drinking water at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (Camp Lejeune) note that the water was poisoned and toxic to humans.
The volatile organic compounds found in the water at Camp Lejeune are toxic and lethal to humans. That means people who were stationed on the base from 1950 to 1985 may have been exposed to hazardous chemicals. These chemicals can cause people at Camp Lejeune serious injuries to their health, such as:
How Did People Get Exposed to Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water?
- Birth defects
- Esophageal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Breast cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
People living at Camp Lejeune were exposed to chemicals in the water and water wells. These individuals may have experienced short and longer-term exposure to harmful and lethal chemicals. Exposure to chemicals may have come from exposures at:
- Water wells
- Base housing
- From a dry cleaner near the base
- From people who worked in the dining areas
- From the indoor training pools
- From lead in the building water lines and plumbing fixtures
- From laundry facilities
It is generally estimated that over 1 million of the military personnel and civilians living and working at Camp Lejeune were affected by the exposure to the dangerous and hazardous chemicals. This exposure was over a 30-year period, and includes men, women and children in the population of infected persons at the Camp Lejeune facility.
Dental Issues and Other Serious Injuries from Contaminated Water Exposure at Camp Lejeune
Many different groups of individuals were affected singularly and en masse by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune. For example, people who were severely affected by the water contamination can include:
- Dental issues from drinking contaminated water
- Pregnant women who developed a higher risk of children born with heart issues and autoimmune disease problems later in life
- Marines with higher risks of cancer
- Young children with higher risk of liver cancer
- Babies born with birth defects
- Adults with hepatic steatosis
- Adults with renal toxicity
- Infertility among women
- Miscarriage among women
- Neurobehavior issues among infants
- Adult leukemia
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Can I Sue for Being Exposed to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?
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