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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits

RPWB takes pride in representing current and former members of our nation’s armed forces, including those harmed by dangerous water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

Currently, RPWB attorneys and our North Carolina co-counsel at WWPEM Law Firm in Tabor City, N.C.*, are investigating potential cases on behalf of men and women, including veterans, 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.

Routine water testing at Camp Lejeune revealed that the water supply systems there were contaminated with unacceptable levels of toxic substances such as Benzene, Tetrachloroethylene (PCE), Trichloroethylene (TCE), Trans-1,2-dichlorethylene (DCE), and vinyl chloride. These chemicals are not only toxic but also are known to be carcinogenic. Exposure to these substances can cause such cancers as kidney cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, liver cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, and esophageal cancer.  Exposure can also lead to Parkinson’s disease and miscarriage. Many thousands of people bathed in and consumed contaminated water while assigned to Camp Lejeune.

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. You may call us 24/7 at 1-866-639-0366 or use the form below.

A Proposed New Law to Help Camp Lejeune Water Victims

If enacted into law, a new bill making its way through Congress would create a monetary fund for individuals who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December 1987 and who can demonstrate they were harmed by water contamination. The bipartisan Honoring our PACT Act of 2021 has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and, more recently, was passed by the Senate on June 16, 2022. It now heads back to the House for what we believe will be a quick concurrence vote before heading to the White House for the President’s signature.

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 had a miscarriage, you may have a claim if the new law passes.

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    The Source of the Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune

    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).

    For nearly thirty years, dangerous levels of PCE, which is commonly used by dry cleaners, were found to exist at the Tarawa Terrace water treatment plant that serves Camp Lejeune. The EPA’s maximum safe level for PCE in drinking water is 5 parts per billion. At Camp Lejeune, the water was found to have 215 parts per billion of PCE, which is more than 40 times the EPA’s maximum safe level for PCE in drinking water. Investigations found that nearby, off-base dry cleaners had been improperly disposing of the chemicals for many years. For just shy of 30 years, the Tarawa Terrace water treatment plant that serves Camp Lejeune was contaminated with dangerous levels of PCE.

    The other main contaminant found at Camp Lejuene, TCE, is used in the manufacturing of refrigerants and other hydrofluorcarbons and also commonly used as a degreaser on military equipment. The Hadnot Point water treatment facility servicing Camp Lejeune was highly contaminated with TCE. Testing found a peak of 1,400 parts per billion, which is well above the maximum 5 parts per billion that the EPA says is safe.

    Other contaminants found in the Camp Lejeune water system, include mercury and benzene. Supply wells were contaminated by multiple sources such as leaking underground storage tanks for petroleum products, industrial area spills, and waste disposal sites

    The pollution and water contamination was so bad that the EPA designated the area as a Superfund site in 1989 and cleanup efforts continue more than 30 years later.

    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, breast cancer, esophageal cancer, Parkinson’s disease or a miscarriage, 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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