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In 1982, the Marine Corps discovered multiple volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the water supply at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune. The compounds found included benzene, perchloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), vinyl chloride, and other hazardous compounds—all of which are linked to cancer and other serious diseases. If you were stationed, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune between January 1953 and December 1987, you may be suffering injuries or illnesses because of the toxic water.
The U.S. Senate passed The Camp Lejeune Justice Act (as a part of the PACT Act), which is why veterans, workers, and their families now have the legal recourse to bring a civil suit forward. Even if you already receive Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, you are still eligible for compensation under the Camp Lejeune Act, and filing suit will not affect your other benefits.
Please note: When in the best interest of the client, medical malpractice cases may be referred to other law firms.
Metzger Wickersham has been fighting for the rights of our clients since 1888, and with over 135 years of experience, we are equipped to help you understand your legal rights and secure the best possible case results if you pursue litigation. Our attorneys can help those who have:
- Not yet claimed any disability benefits or healthcare with Veterans Affairs (VA)
- Not yet claimed disability benefits but have received healthcare with VA
- Tried to obtain disability benefits from the VA but have had their claims denied
Adult & Pediatric Injuries Associated with Camp Lejeune Toxic Water
If you were exposed to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days and suffered from injuries because of your exposure, you may be entitled to compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. Injuries adults may suffer from because of Camp Lejeune’s toxic water include (but are not limited to):
- Thyroid cancer
- Spinal cancer
- Soft tissue cancer
- Renal toxicity
- Prostate cancer
- Parkinson’s diseases
- Pancreatic cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Neurobehavioral effects (i.e. early onset Dementia, Dementia, etc.)
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Multiple myeloma
- Lung cancer
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Hepatic steatosis
- Gallbladder cancer
- Female infertility
- Esophageal cancer
- End-state renal disease
- Colorectal cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Cardiac defects
- Breast cancer
- Brain cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Bile duct cancer
- Appendix cancer
- Aplastic anemia
- Adult leukemia
Pediatric injuries linked to Camp Lejeune’s toxic water include:
- Major fetal malformation
- Fetal death
- Childhood leukemia
- Birth defects (i.e. choana atresia, eye defects, low birth weight, oral cleft defects, neural tube defects)
Let Our Firm Help You
Metzger Wickersham has handled hundreds of thousands of cases successfully and helped our clients achieve the best possible case results. We are committed to fighting for the rights of others and take great pride in representing our veterans. The Camp Lejeune situation is unconscionable, and while no amount of compensation will excuse what has happened or help you get back the life you’ve lost, we would love to help you take the opportunity to hold the government financially accountable for your damages. You can trust our firm because:
- We have over 135 years of experience.
- We have an impressive track record.
- We are respected by our peers and clients alike.
- We care about our clients and community.
- We are available 24/7 to discuss your case.
- We can help you determine whether you are eligible to be a part of a mass tort.
- We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win your case.
Why You Need a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawyer
If you are a current or former military member, contract worker, or family member who has suffered because of exposure to toxic water at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, you need the help of a skilled attorney in pursuing financial compensation. With the help of an attorney, you can fight for compensation for your medical care (as covered by the new Act) as well as VA disability benefits.
An attorney not only has more experience and legal knowledge but also has the skills needed to help you build a solid case. While you do have the right to bring a case forward, that doesn’t guarantee you will win your case. With the help of qualified attorneys, you can collect evidence to support your case and establish liability.
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