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Congress Passes Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Law

Over a 34-year period, many thousands of Marines and their families were exposed to dangerous water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. After a long wait, justice may finally be in sight.

Congress approved bi-partisan legislation on Tuesday night that will clear the way for veterans and their families to seek compensation in federal court for health problems caused by decades of water contamination at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

The Honoring our PACT Act of 2022 is expected to be signed into law by President Biden, and will mark a major expansion of veterans’ healthcare. In addition to the well-publicized help for burn pit victims, it includes provisions that allow veterans and their families to seek financial compensation for cancer or other serious illnesses caused by consuming contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987.

If you served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days during that time period and subsequently developed cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, or a number of other serious conditions, you may be eligible for financial relief. The new law will enable veterans and their families to file suit in federal court in the Eastern District of North Carolina.

RPWB attorneys are proud to represent current and former members of our nation’s armed forces, including those harmed by dangerous water contamination at Camp Lejeune. Our law firm, along with our North Carolina-based co-counsel at WWPEM Law Firm in Tabor City, N.C*, are investigating potential cases on behalf of men and women who served, lived, or worked at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, for at least 30 days and subsequently developed cancer or other serious medical issues.

Water testing at Camp Lejeune in the 1980s revealed the presence of several toxic substances in the water. The main pollutants in Camp Lejeune’s water from 1957 to 1987 were Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and Trichloroethylene (TCE). Exposure to these substances can cause such cancers as kidney cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, liver cancer and bladder cancer.  Exposure can also lead to Parkinson’s disease, systemic sclerosis/scleroderma and major cardiac birth defects. Many thousands of people bathed in and consumed contaminated water while assigned to Camp Lejeune.

Click here for more information about Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits.

If you or a loved one spent time at Camp Lejeune and developed any of the above health conditions, you may have a claim. Please contact us without delay for a free, no-obligation case review.

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    RPWB Helps Our Military Heroes

    RPWB’s attorneys proudly represent our current and former military heroes. In addition to our efforts to help people who suffered from health effects caused by contaminated drinking water on Camp Lejeune, our attorneys also represent many service personnel and veterans who developed hearing loss as a result of faulty 3M earplugs. In fact, RPWB serves in leadership capacity of the national lawsuit.

    RPWB is a 2022 U.S. News Best Law Firm and is the top-listed product liability law firm in South Carolina according to Best Lawyers. We have a reputation for successfully handling complex litigation that benefits people harmed through no fault of their own.

    If you or a loved one spent time at Camp Lejeune and developed kidney cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, liver cancer, bladder cancer, systemic sclerosis/scleroderma, Parkinson’s disease, kidney disease or major cardiac birth defects, please contact us without delay for a free, no-obligation case review. You may call us 24/7 at 1-866-639-0366 or use the form on this page.

    * RPWB attorneys are not licensed to practice in North Carolina and are working on Camp Lejeune cases with our co-counsel: Wright, Worley, Pope, Ekster and Moss, PLLC of Tabor City, N.C.

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