Camp Lejeune Personal Injury Attorney
Many Marines who have worked at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina are now suffering. Moreover, their families who lived and worked in the same area are injured as well. There has been a long record of malfeasance at the base, resulting in long-term harm.
The Biden administration has begun addressing the issue, attempting to pass several bills to address the issue. It has been a complicated journey. Several different acts were proposed, and they were often folded into other bills. Finally, the Honoring Our Pact Act of 2022 was passed. It allows veterans harmed by toxic chemical exposure to seek compensation for their misery.
Ball, Kirk & Holm, PC is here to help. With over 60 years of combined experience, our lawyers have the skill and experience to seek the justice you deserve. We can help guide you through the process, seeking fair compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained.
If exposure to harmful chemicals at Camp Lejeune has caused you long-term damage, call our attorneys for help today. You can reach us at (319) 220-0416.
A History of Toxic Water
Today, we know that for 30 years, Marines and their families were continuously exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune. From 1957 to 1987, the water exceeded permissible toxin levels by between 240 and 3,400 times.
Worse than that, evidence shows the administration knew about the problem and did not fix it. In 1974, solvents were dumped near the base’s wells for years. This was in spite of an order to make sure these chemicals were correctly handled and disposed of. By the mid 1980’s, the base shut off its wells, but then it turned them back on, directly violating the law. This record of misconduct was then hidden from the public for the next 20 years.
Contamination touched those who directly worked on the base, but it also spread to surrounding base housing, causing harm to the families of veterans.
Injures Caused by Camp Lejeune
Families exposed to toxins have reported suffering from several varieties of cancer, including:
- Breast Cancer
- Cancer of the Liver
- Cancer of the Lungs
- Cancer of the Bladder
- Cancer of the Kidneys
- Cancer of the Esophagus
Other reported illnesses include:
- Birth Defects
- Aplastic Anemia
- Parkinson’s Disease
Compensation for Your Injuries
You may be entitled to financial restitution for the harm you suffered at Camp Lejeune. You could be repaid for the medical treatment you’ve received so far, and your future medical expenses may be covered as well.
Most likely, these injuries inhibited your ability to work or advance your career. This lost income, even lost potential income, could be reimbursed as well.
A personal injury case can also compensate you for your pain and suffering. For illnesses as serious as those described above, you could receive a substantial settlement.
Our lawyers are ready to take on your case. If you or a family member have suffered from toxic exposure at Camp Lejeune or its surrounding areas, schedule time with us onlinetoday. You may also call us now at Ball, Kirk & Holm, PC.