Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

    Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

    People living or working at the U.S.M.C. Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, between August 1, 1953, through December 31, 1987, could be exposed to contaminated drinking water, per the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Many people who have been exposed have since developed adult leukemia, aplastic anemia, and other myelodysplastic syndromes, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver disease, myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and Parkinson’s disease.

    Various industrial solvents, Tetrachloroethylene, Trichloroethylene, and benzene are the currently identified contaminants.

    Tetrachloroethylene is a colorless and nonflammable liquid often used as a solvent and in dry cleaning.

    Trichloroethylene is a colorless liquid often used as a solvent.

    Benzene is a colorless, sometimes light-yellow, flammable liquid. It has a sweet odor and is insoluble in water.

    The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 was passed in June 2022. This bill allows contaminated water victims to seek compensation for illness from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

    You can file a lawsuit if you or your family member was exposed to Camp Lejeune contaminated drinking water for at least thirty (30) days between August 1, 1953, through December 31, 1987, and related health issues.

    References:

    • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Toxicological Profile for Trichloroethylene (Update). U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA. 2014. Also available online. Last accessed May 25, 2018.
    • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Trichloroethylene, NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010. Also available online. Last accessed May 25, 2018.
    • National Toxicology Program. 2016. Trichloroethylene, Report on Carcinogens, Fourteenth Edition.; Research Triangle Park, NC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service. Also available online. Last accessed May 25, 2018.
    • gov, H.R.2192 - Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021.
    • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop F-57, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027

    We can help if you have been exposed.

    Call William John DiPetrillo & Associates, P.A. at (877) 553-0444 or info@dipetrillo.com for a free consultation.