The Elrod Pope Law Firm P.A. is accepting cases representing individuals and families who have been injured by water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Victims who have suffered injury and death from toxic exposure may claim compensation from a Camp Lejeune lawsuit.
Claims are starting now. You may qualify for compensation if you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune from 1953-1987.
Our law firm is currently taking cases. Contact the lawyers at Elrod Pope for a confidential consultation and to begin your claim.
Compensation for Camp Lejeune Health Problems
If you have serious medical problems after spending time at Camp Lejeune, you may qualify to receive compensation. Victims may be service members, their families, and others suffering from health problems from water exposure at the base.
Recent updates in the law are opening the door to settlements for victims. To receive compensation, you must bring a claim.
Our lawyers are assisting victims in preparing to file these lawsuits to receive their payment. Contact us for a case review today.
Who may qualify for Camp Lejeune toxic water compensation?
If you fall into one of the following categories, you may qualify to receive compensation:
- Marines; other service members
- Veterans and active service members
- National Guard
- Family members; legal dependents of those who served at the military base
- Others working at the military base
If you were present at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, and you have a health condition, you may receive compensation. Our lawyers can determine if you qualify to bring a claim.
What is Camp Lejeune’s Toxic Water Problem?
Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps base located in North Carolina. The 246-square-mile facility is home to a population of approximately 170,000 people.
Between 1957 and 1987, toxins contaminated the drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Solvents leaked into the drinking water. When the problem became known, reports were downplayed, and little action was taken.
Up to 500,000 people may have been exposed. Many have suffered devastating health problems, including cancers and other serious ailments.
Is there a lawsuit for Camp Lejeune toxic water?
Lawmakers are in the final stages of creating a new law to allow victims to receive compensation for medical problems related to toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune. The law differs in addition to the healthcare veterans and families could receive through previous legislation.
At Elrod Pope Law Firm P.A., helping injured people is our mission. We have legal knowledge and experience when you need it most.
The devastation caused by Camp Lejeune water exposure cannot be understated. Thousands of victims have contracted cancers and suffered fertility problems.
Lawmakers are creating a short window for victims to file claims for monetary damages. Our lawyers are experienced in helping injury victims. We are taking Camp Lejeune claims to honor service members and military families. It is our goal to put the full resources of our personal injury law firm behind seeking justice for victims.
Symptoms of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
Symptoms that you may experience include:
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Cancer – bladder, breast, lung
- Renal toxicity and kidney cancers
- Cervical cancer, female infertility, miscarriage
- Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Dental issues
- Heart disease
- Neurological conditions
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Hepatic steatosis, fatty liver disease
- Other cancers
Camp LeJeune Fact Sheet
- Camp Lejeune opened in 1942
- Water contamination quickly became an issue, causing exposure to thousands of service members and families; service members were unaware of the problem
- Two of eight water treatment plants on base were found to contain specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Problems with the water and hazardous substances became known in 1982
- Victims have suffered from serious health issues, including cancers and fertility problems
- The Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 authorizes healthcare for qualifying victims
- Despite the 2012 legislation, hundreds of claims were dismissed on technicalities
- The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 aims to expand tort liability, allowing veterans and their families to claim damages
- Victims must establish their right to compensation and the damages they deserve. They may have representation from a lawyer
Government officials do not deny that the water conditions on base caused serious health problems to thousands of service members and families. Victims continue to raise awareness of the issues. Claims may be brought to federal court within the applicable time frames.
Camp Lejeune Lawsuit FAQs
What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 is a pending federal law designed to allow monetary compensation for victims of toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune. Individuals may qualify if they had 30 or more days of exposure and serious health conditions. Under the law, the U.S. government cannot claim immunity as a defense.
What is the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012?
In 2012, lawmakers passed H.R. 1627, the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 to provide healthcare for veterans and families. The law authorizes healthcare services to individuals and families who were exposed to contaminated water. Veterans Affairs is considered the payer of last resort for qualifying medication conditions.
The proposed Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 is in addition to the Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is designed to provide traditional tort compensation for the damages and suffering of water toxicity victims. With the new proposed legislation, lawmakers have acknowledged that the current resources available to victims are insufficient.
What toxins were in the water at Camp Lejeune?
There were multiple toxins identified in the water at Camp Lejeune:
- Trichloroethylene (TCE) – A solvent used in manufacturing. It is found in consumer products and can be used in chemical manufacturing.
- Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) – A dry cleaning agent and solvent. It is present in consumer products. Other names for tetrachloroethylene are perchloroethylene, PCE, and PERC.
- Vinyl Chloride (V.C.) – A chemical used in car manufacturing, pipes, and plastic kitchenware. Toxic exposure can cause damage to the nervous and immune systems and decrease bone strength.
- Benzene – Widely used in plastics, lubricants, drugs, and pesticides, the industrial solvent has been associated with cancer.
Lawyers for Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Claims
We are experienced lawyers representing Camp Lejeune victims. The process of receiving compensation for Camp Lejeune’s toxic water exposure is complex. To receive compensation, your claim must follow all the technical requirements. The medical evidence and the amount of compensation you deserve must be proven. Our lawyers can undertake all these steps on your behalf.
A Law Firm Founded by Veteran Luke Elrod
Luther C. “Luke” Elrod founded the Elrod Pope Law Firm following his service in the JAG Corps of the United States Army. The firm focuses on helping individuals with their legal needs, including toxic exposure claims.
Our lawyers are dedicated professionals. We understand and honor the sacrifice that members of our military and their families have made for years. When you need us most, we’re here to be your resource in the claims process. The compensation you receive may provide medical care, expenses to help your household, and a recognition of your suffering.
It’s our goal to represent you through every aspect of the claims process. The Elrod Pope law firm is dedicated to putting our many years of experience to work to serve you.
Consultations for Camp Lejeune Lawsuits
Camp Lejeune lawsuits are beginning. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our lawyers about your case and how you may receive justice. Get help with your case from our experienced legal team.
We are a fully-resourced legal team focused on representing individuals and families. We are currently conducting consultations and taking Camp Lejeune toxic water claims. Contact us today to start your case.