Camp Lejeune Personal Injury Attorney
Camp Lejeune is a Marine base located in North Carolina. It has been active since 1941, and, unfortunately, has become the center of controversy and misery. For decades, base officials created a hazardous environment for workers and their families. Only now can people seek justice.
The Biden administration has made several attempts to allow people to seek compensation from Camp Lejeune. The proposal bounced around through several different bills and incarnations. Finally, the White House passed the Honoring Our Pact Act of 2022. This law gives people the chance to receive damages for the injuries the Camp created.
Our firm is accepting clients who have been injured by Camp Lejeune’s toxic contamination. For three decades, we have helped people seek financial justice. We have the skills to investigate your claim and prove that you deserve restitution.
Call Pete Olson Injury Attorneys now at (877) 438-7383 for a free consultation.
Camp Lejeune’s History of Negligence
Between 1953 and 1987, the base has been consistently guilty of exposing its workers to toxic chemicals. The water at the Camp consistently exceeded allowable toxin levels by anywhere from 240 to 3,400 times.
During World War II, the base began dumping its toxic waste, including chemical degreasers, into its water supply. On-site workers used this water in showers, cafeterias, and so on. Even worse, the toxicity spread to the surrounding areas. Workers’ families were also exposed, as were some who had no association with the military camp.
Even worse, there is a clear record of Camp Lejeune openly refusing to fix the problem. The camp was found guilty of dumping solvents near the water supply in 1974, despite an order that specifically forbade this behavior. Similarly, in the 1980’s, the base followed an order to shut off its contaminated wells. Eventually, however, it switched them back on, blatantly breaking the law. For the next two decades, the government hid this information from the public.
The Effects of Toxic Exposure at Camp Lejeune
The toxins at the camp have been linked to several injuries, including:
- Aplastic anemia
- Birth defects
- Breast Cancer
- Cancer of the Liver
- Cancer of the Lungs
- Cancer of the Bladder
- Cancer of the Kidneys
- Cancer of the Esophagus
- Cardiac birth defect
- Fatty liver disease
- Female infertility
- Immune disorders
- Kidney damage
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Nerve damage
Neurobehavioral effects, such as:
- Delayed reaction times
- Memory problems
- Motor function issues
- Parkinson’s disease
- Renal toxicity/disease
Our Team Is Here to Help
We are ready to help you hold Camp Lejeune accountable for its actions. Suffering from the injuries it caused is unjust, but you also don’t deserve to have your livelihood affected.
We are ready to help you recover the cost of those injuries. This includes compensation for the money you spent on medical treatment, including doctor visits, prescriptions, surgeries, therapy, and more. Moreover, these injuries may have taken a toll on your mental health, and we can help you recover money spent on treatment for this problem.
Injuries like the ones listed above undoubtedly affected your career prospects as well. We can help you recover lost income, and you may also be able to receive lost potential income. This is money you could have made if you had not been busy managing your health.
You also may be eligible for pain and suffering damages. This is money that pays you back for the severity and time of your misery. Camp Lejeune engaged in malfeasance for decades, which means your compensation could be considerably large.
Our team is accepting clients from across the nation who have been affected by Camp Lejeune’s gross negligence. Reach out to us today for a free consultation. You can call us at (877) 438-7383 or contact us online.