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The entire Country is being flooded with TV and radio ads about Camp Lejeune lawsuits, yet little substantive information is being shared. Here’s a snapshot of what’s going on. 

Camp Lejeune is a large military training base located off the East Coast in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Between 1953 and 1987, an estimated 1 million veterans, their families, and civilian employees were exposed to contaminated drinking and bathing water at Camp Lejeune. 

The water supply at Camp Lejeune was polluted with dry cleaning chemicals, degreasers, and other toxins.

Although there were dozens of harmful contaminants found in the water, the most commonly cited are trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride. These toxins are typically found in things like industrial cleaning products, crude oil, gasoline, PVC pipes, and cigarette smoke. 

The toxic chemicals found in Camp Lejeune’s water supply are known causes of birth defects, cancer, leukemia, and other life-threatening or life-ending diseases. 

Environmental studies from multiple government agencies have concluded the water at Camp Lejeune was highly contaminated with these toxic chemicals — as much as 280 times the level designated as healthy. 

The United States Marine Corps hid knowledge of the problem for years and did not warn people their health was at risk. 

Unfortunately, many of the men, women and children living at Camp Lejeune went on to develop serious and often fatal diseases including leukemia, anemia, cancer, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, ALS, and Parkinson’s disease.

In 2008, Dan Rather reported that “scientists and federal investigators believe Camp Lejeune may be the worst example of water contamination this Country has ever seen.” 

For decades, victims had virtually no legal rights. After a 25+ year legislative battle, that is no longer true. 

Earlier this month, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act was signed into law as part of the PACT Act. This new law allows military veterans and their families to file civil lawsuits against the U.S. Government for harm caused by exposure to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune. 

Fob James Law Firm and James Foster are honored to be representing veterans and their loves ones in the Camp Lejeune toxic water litigation. 

No amount of money can compensate someone for the loss of a family member, or pay for the fear and uncertainty of being diagnosed with a deadly disease. All we can do is fight like hell to make sure this does not happen again.

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