What Is NATO?
NATO forces are forces that are part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which is a number of member countries that work together as allied forces during wartime around the globe. NATO member forces work as an alliance of allied countries around the world. They come to the political and military aid of member countries. Camp Lejeune was a U.S. military base that allowed NATO member forces to train together in years past, where special forces were able to train together on American soil, to work together to manage conflicts in other countries.
The NATO member countries send volunteer military personnel to train at Camp Lejeune. These special forces troops will work to help manage the peaceful resolution of global disputes, and support member countries. The NATO founding treaty is based on the United Nations mandate of the Article 5 of the Washington Treaty. Unfortunately, the NATO forces that trained at Camp Lejeune may have been exposed to the same hazardous conditions that exist at the military base, when the dangerous chemicals were released into the water that affected the American personnel living and working at the base at that time.
What Hazardous Chemicals Were NATO Training Forces Exposed to at Camp Lejeune?
Many people from NATO training forces of foreign military units trained at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in Jacksonville, North Carolina and were exposed to the hazardous chemicals of:
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
- Vinyl chloride (VC) and benzene
These hazardous chemicals are known carcinogens that can cause cancer years later after the initial exposures. If you have been on the military base at Camp Lejeune and trained as a NATO forces military personnel, you may have been exposed to TCE, PCE and VCs at the Camp Lejeune military base. In that case, you may be eligible to initiate a lawsuit on the merits of your case, and be reimbursed for your medical bills and therapies related to your exposure to hazardous chemicals at the Camp Lejeune base.
What Is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows anyone who lived or worked at the base from August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987, for at least 30 days, exposed to the contaminated water and suffered injuries, to file a claim against the U.S. government. You are permitted to file a claim in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Northern Carolina to recover damages and personal injuries from exposure to hazardous chemicals in the water at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1985.
What Did the ATSDR Do to Help Victims in Relation to Camp Lejeune and the Presence of PCE, TCE and VC?
The ATSDR was tasked with reviewing the drinking water at Camp Lejeune. This task force found that in 2012, some buildings on Camp Lejeune were considered to be dangerous because there were negative health effects related to exposure of the chemicals PCE, TCE and VC. These chemicals were dangerous exposures to the people working, living and visiting Camp Lejeune who were there for NATO training. The Camp Lejeune military base administration was responsible for ensuring the safety of all personnel living and working at Camp Lejeune at the time. This means that they are responsible for the base being an increased health risk for people working on the base, during those times of exposure.
Many serious diseases are noted from the symptoms of disorders, diseases and syndromes associated with this exposure to the hazardous chemicals on Camp Lejeune. These factors give the individuals exposed to these hazardous chemicals some serious, debilitating and disabling medical problems that will plague them for the rest of their lives. Some of these symptoms will lead and do lead to diseases with no cures. Because many of these medical issues do not have a cure, that means that the symptoms will necessarily reduce the person’s quality of life forever. Many people will also experience an early death, because of the exposure to environmental toxins on Camp Lejeune’s military base.
What Are the Common Diseases Typical of Exposure to Camp Lejeune Hazardous Waste Leaks?
There are many different diseases that will be the result of hazardous waste exposures on Camp Lejeune, but the following are some of the common diseases, such as:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
In the event that you have experienced any of these or similar diseases from exposure to toxins at Camp Lejeune, you need to call us immediately at the DTLA Law Group right now. We can review your case with you, and go over your medical bills and treatments to determine your recovery compensation package related to your case.
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Can I Sue for Personal Injuries Suffered from Exposure to Toxic Wastes at Camp Lejeune by NATO Allied Forces Military Volunteers?
Yes, we can sue for personal injuries that you have suffered from an exposure to different types of toxic wastes at Camp Lejeune as a NATO military forces worker. If you lived on Camp Lejeune military base as a NATO allied forces trainee, employee or military personnel, you need to discuss your case with our Los Angeles case lawyers today. We can file a lawsuit on your behalf, and you can discuss your case with our case attorneys in Los Angeles right now. Our legal team can sue on the merits of your claim, to get you the recovery compensation that you deserve in this type of case.
Average Case Value of NATO Trainers Who Have Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals from Camp Lejeune
Although each case is different, it can be noted that the average case value of NATO trainers who have exposure to hazardous chemicals from working and living at Camp Lejeune is $500,000 to over $1 million. Each case will be settled on the merits of the facts related to that case, and your case can settle around this amount or slightly over the amount listed as these amounts.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
It can take 1 year to settle and get paid on these cases. The settlement timeframe will depend on the availability of your medical bills, any therapies that you need to schedule in the future, and if you have any new surgical procedures that are scheduled to help you to manage your personal injuries related to the hazardous waste exposure at Camp Lejeune. Each case will be settled on the merits of the case, and will need a thorough review before a final recovery compensation package can be negotiated and determined.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit for Acquiring a Personal Injury from Camp Lejeune?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years. You will have two years to file your case regarding acquiring a personal injury disease from Camp Lejeune. You will not want to wait until this statute runs dry. You could give us a call this afternoon, which will start the process for your claim for getting a personal injury from Camp Lejeune exposure to hazardous chemical toxins in the water.
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