Have you or any loved one/family member served, lived or worked at the US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, including Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina from August 1, 1953 through December 31, 1987? If so, and if there has been an experience of any serious health illnesses or injuries like cancer, organ failure, reproductive issues, death or other significant medical conditions, you may be entitled to compensation.
For 34 years significant portions of the water supply at Camp Lejeune was contaminated by harmful and toxic chemicals, including high levels of known carcinogens, including toxins such as trichloroethylene and benzene. The contaminated wells at this facility fed dangerous drinking water to children at daycare or school, to military families for drinking and bathing, to patients in the hospital, and to service members and civilian workers in their place of employment. Fifteen different illnesses and medical conditions including several types of cancer, reproductive problems, birth defects, and Parkinson's disease have been linked to Camp Lejeune water contamination.
Hundreds of thousands of people, active-duty military personnel and families, National Guardsmen, Army Reservists and civilians living near the base, were exposed to cancer-causing chemicals known to cause esophageal cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, leukemia, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and a host of other illnesses. The federal government had been slow to bring justice to families affected by the toxic chemicals in the water at Camp Lejeune. This contamination is considered among the worst in American history.
Nearly 70 years after this disastrous poisoning began, the U.S. government has enacted unprecedented legislation that will allow those impacted to achieve an element of justice. On August 10th, 2022 President Joe Biden signed The Honoring Our PACT Act, which will provide long sought benefits to service members and their families who have been harmed by this catastrophic contamination. Even if you or a loved one has received, or been denied, medical benefits, you may be entitled to compensation under this new law.
All claims must be filed within two (2) years of the signing of this new law, so prompt action is required. Call Murray & Murray today to discuss your situation and whether you may have a claim. Initial consultations are always free. Those who serve our country deserve paramount treatment; not contaminated drinking water. Contact Murray & Murray and let our family help yours. Call us at 800-624-3009.