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PFAS Exposure at Camp Lejeune

Camp Lejeune was a U.S. Marine Corps military base located in North Carolina that operated between 1952 and 1987. People who were stationed there, either alone or with their family members, were exposed to PFAS from drinking water, which now places them at high risk of developing a serious disease. According to the VA, up to 900,000 members of the military were exposed to tainted water at Camp Lejeune over a period of 30 years. The levels of PFAS in drinking water were found to be 240 to 3400 times higher than the permissible limit. It is worthy of note that, if you drank water contaminated with PFAS at Camp Lejeune, you will not develop a disease immediately, as these diseases take several years or even decades to occur.

The Tarawa Terrace military housing area on this military base was heavily contaminated with chemicals dumped in the environment by one off-base dry cleaner, whereas the Hadnot Point was contaminated with toxic agents from multiple sources, such as leaking underground storage tanks, industrial area spills, and leaking from a toxic waste dump. The following individuals can file a claim with Camp Lejeune to recover financial compensation:

  • veterans
  • reservists
  • guardsmen
  • wives
  • husbands
  • children

The children of women who were pregnant while spending time at Camp Lejeune are also entitled to compensation if they came to struggle with a health problem. There are numerous medical studies supporting the causal relation between drinking water contaminated with PFAS and various health problems, including serious diseases such as kidney cancer.

What Other Toxic Agents Were Present on Camp Lejeune?

In addition to PFAS, which was the primary contaminant, there were other dangerous chemicals present on Camp Lejeune that people may have been exposed to from drinking water. These toxic agents are also correlated with a high risk of cancer if the exposure occurred over a long period of time. The following are the other hazardous agents polluting the drinking water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina:

  • trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • perchloroethylene (PCE)
  • vinyl chloride
  • benzene
  • halogenated hydrocarbons
  • trihalomethanes

If you were stationed at Camp Lejeune and notice a new onset of symptoms, it is crucial to seek medical attention immediately, as you may have developed a serious disease. However, because these diseases are often misdiagnosed, it is a good idea to seek a second and even a third opinion in order to receive a correct and accurate diagnosis. Not only will a correct diagnosis help you receive the treatment you need, but it may also qualify you for a larger sum of money as compensation.

What Diseases Can I Develop from Contaminated Water on Camp Lejeune?

Although exposure to PFAS is linked to numerous health problems in medical literature, there are only certain diagnoses that make you eligible for seeking compensation, as there must be a definitive causal relation between these diseases and exposure to this group of toxic chemicals. The following are the health problems and diseases you can file a personal injury claim for with Camp Lejeune:

It is worthy of note that if you have any other cancer, you are still eligible for compensation, as PFAS are carcinogenic and thereby associated with the disease, regardless of what organ or part of the body it affects. Consequently, if you struggle with cancer, we can help you file a personal injury claim with Camp Lejeune as well to recover the compensation you deserve.

File a Claim for PFAS Exposure with the Assistance of Our Resourceful Legal Team

In the regrettable event that you were stationed at Camp Lejeune for 1 year or longer and subsequently developed a disease, you can file a claim with the military base to recover fair compensation for your physical and emotional suffering. With the help of Atraxia Law, you are bound to obtain the maximum amount of money you are entitled to for your diagnosis. After we check your eligibility, which takes approximately 10 minutes over the phone, we will be able to tell you with certainty whether you are entitled to compensation and if you are, our legal team will promptly begin preparing your personal injury claim for submission. It is important to know that if you already receive disability compensation from the VA for your disease, you can still file a claim with Camp Lejeune to receive additional compensation, as this benefit does not disqualify you from receiving money from the military base. Furthermore, if you served in the military but were not stationed on Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, yet you developed one of the diseases above, we can still help you file a claim, as there is a strong correlation between exposure to PFAS and these diagnoses. Within several months to one year, you will obtain the compensation you deserve for your diagnosis if you decide to work with our skilled legal team.

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