Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Health Issues: What You Need to Know
The Honoring Our PACT Act was recently signed into law by President Biden, and since it includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, veterans and their loved ones who were exposed to contaminated water at the Marine Corps base can recover damages for related health issues and finally get justice.
But what kind of health issues did the exposure potentially cause? People who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, need to be aware of what conditions may have developed as a result of coming into contact with contaminated water at the North Carolina military base.
As many as one million Camp Lejeune veterans, workers, and residents may have been exposed to unsafe chemicals during that time period. For victims of this grave injustice, a long list of health conditions qualify if they want to file a lawsuit, provided they are eligible for damages.
Some of the conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Appendix cancer
- Bile duct cancer
- Birth defects
- Bladder cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Cardiac problems
- Cervical cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- End-stage renal disease
- Esophageal cancer
- Female infertility
- Fetal death
- Gallbladder cancer
- Hepatic steatosis
- Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
- Intestinal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Major fetal malformations
- Multiple myeloma
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Other unlisted cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Parkinson’s disease
- Prostate cancer
- Renal toxicity
- Renal toxicity (nephrotoxicity)
- Soft tissue cancer
- Spinal cancer
- Thyroid cancer
People who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more during the years 1953 to 1987 are entitled to file a claim, and at Phillips Law Group, we think every minute that passes without a veteran getting justice for this grievous harm done to them is one minute too many.
At Phillips, we are outraged that military veterans and their families were exposed to dangerous chemicals that may have caused serious health problems like the ones we’ve listed here.
If you or a loved one were previously stationed at Camp Lejeune, please don’t delay in contacting Phillips Law Group to learn about all of your legal options for long-awaited — and long-deserved — justice.
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