Retired Marines Fight Against Cancer, Kidney Failure, Heart And Blood Conditions, And Other Serious Health Conditions Caused By Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Exposure
Most people in Houston and in the United States have heard about the extremely hazardous water that American veterans and their family members were exposed to at North Carolina Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Most people are now also aware that veterans and their family members who were exposed to the toxic and contaminated water and Camp Lejeune from the early 1950’s to the late 1980’s, and who later developed horrible cancers and other deadly and debilitating diseases now have remedies under legislation passed and signed into law in 2022. However, those who are not familiar with what happened at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 will be horrified to know that United States veterans and their family members that served and lived at Camp Lejeune were exposed to toxic and contaminated water littered with dozens of harmful chemicals for a period of approximately thirty years. Those brave veterans and their family members now can bring claims under the PACT Act and Camp Lejeune Justice Act for cancers and other disabling conditions that they developed as a result of the toxic water exposure.
It is reported that perhaps more than one million veterans and their family members were exposed to the dangerous chemicals at Camp Lejeune, and many have now discovered that they were injured as a result. Retired Marines report battling terrible cancers and health conditions that developed as a result of being stationed at Camp Lejeune during the 30-year period from 1953 to 1987. Some veterans or their family members have developed cancer of the esophagus, called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, kidney failure, heart problems, and dangerous blood conditions. The medical care that some injured veterans must undergo for medical conditions related to toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune include dialysis, blood transfusions, and cancer treatments.
Although many veterans initially qualified for medical treatment and disability compensation through the Department of Veterans Affairs, they now have more options under recent legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden. Now, under the PACT Act and Camp Lejeune Justice Act, signed into law in 2022, veterans and their family members who were injured as a result of Camp Lejeune toxic water exposure can also bring claims against the military for certain medical conditions.
Help Beyond North Carolina’s Borders
Importantly, veterans and their family members who wish to file a claim for compensation under the new laws can file whether they live in North Carolina or another state. In Houston, the experienced Houston mass tort lawyers at the Gilde Law Firm help veterans and their family members file for money compensation for their medical conditions suffered as a result of toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune. If you served or lived at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days from the years 1953 to 1987, and you now suffer from cancer or another serious medical condition as a result, contact the Gilde Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation. Contact the Gilde Law Firm and learn about your potential entitlement to compensation today.