Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit
Get the Compensation You Deserve from Exposure to Camp Lejeune Water
If you were among the more than one million people who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune decades ago, you may be eligible to bring a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit. Many who were exposed to the contaminated water developed a wide range of different forms of cancer. Unfortunately, many died from their illness. For too long, those who suffered after exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune had few legal options to pursue compensation to cover their medical costs and other losses.
If you or someone dear to you faces a severe illness, you know how it can completely disrupt your life and significantly alter your future. Perhaps you have also endured the heartbreak of losing a loved one. In such trying times, our Camp Lejeune water contamination attorneys are fully prepared to fight passionately on your behalf.
With a skilled and seasoned attorney at Feroleto Law by your side, you’ll have dependable legal representation as soon as we take your case. Count on us to fight aggressively for you and your family as we seek justice for the suffering the water contamination caused you.
Put your trust in Feroleto Law to obtain the best possible outcome in your case. We are ready to help you now. Contact our team at 716-854-0700.
Why Choose Feroleto Law
Turn to our Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Attorney
When there is so much at stake after you or a family member suffered from the severe illness that the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune may have caused, you need a team you can rely upon to fight fiercely for the full compensation you deserve.
Compassionate Team that Puts Clients First
At Feroleto Law, our clients are our top priority. We have an exceptional team of attorneys and staff who understand the challenges you and your loved ones face when dealing with illnesses such as cancer. You can expect compassionate support and guidance from our team throughout every stage of your Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit.
Our Winning Record is a Testament to How We Help Our Clients
Our track record speaks volumes about our commitment to helping clients. We take immense pride in achieving winning results, with total victories surpassing $100 million. When you choose Feroleto Law, you can rest assured that we will leverage all our skills, experience, and resources to assist you. Don’t just take our word for it—read testimonials from our past clients to see firsthand how we have made a positive impact on their lives.
Exceptional Litigation Skills and Reputation
While negotiating a settlement is often the best outcome for our clients in a Camp Lejeune lawsuit, sometimes cases must go to court. In such situations, having a skilled attorney by your side is crucial, and our legal team fits the bill perfectly. We have a strong understanding of the law, and our courtroom experience makes our attorneys formidable litigators. We have earned not only the trust of our clients but the respect of our peers.
Who is Eligible for a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit?
Changes in the Law Make a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Settlement Possible.
The opportunity to pursue a Camp Lejeune water contamination settlement relates to a new law. It expands and extends eligibility for care and benefits for veterans and survivors harmed by toxic exposures. The VA acknowledges that there are serious outcomes from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and explains what next steps are available to those who were harmed.
The PACT Act
In 2022, the Camp Lejeune Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act (the PACT Act) was passed. It allows any person (military or civilian) present at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 for at least 30 days to seek justice for illness caused by the toxic water. The 30 days do not need to be continuous.
The Veteran’s Administration provides answers to a number of questions about the PACT Act which may be a helpful resource. Our Camp Lejeune water contamination attorney understands all the details of this complex, recent Act and can explain how it affects you and what opportunities you have to pursue compensation.
Even if your Veterans Administration disability benefits were denied in the past, you may still qualify for compensation if you were diagnosed with cancer.
What Are the Symptoms of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?
Exposure to toxic chemicals in the water at Camp Lejeune can lead to various severe illnesses. Those affected often endure battles with cancer or other chronic conditions, with some even succumbing to the toxic exposure. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) conducted a study that focused on former Marines, their dependents, and base employees, investigating the prevalence and increased risk of specific diseases.
The comprehensive research conducted by the CDC agency identified a wide range of illnesses linked to toxic exposure. The research was made public in a report issued in 2017. The report, “Assessment of the Evidence for the Drinking Water Contaminants at Camp Lejeune and Specific Cancers and Other Diseases,” delves into the various cancers and chronic diseases that may arise as symptoms of water contamination at Camp Lejeune. Therefore, if you have contracted one of these illnesses, it could be a potential symptom of Camp Lejeune water contamination.
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with any of the below illnesses, you may quality for a Camp Lejeune water contamination settlement.
|Adult Leukemia||Liver Cancer|
|ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease||Liver Cirrhosis|
|Aplastic Anemia||Lung Cancer|
|Birth Defects||Multiple Myeloma|
|Bladder Cancer||Multiple Sclerosis|
|Brain Cancer||Myelodysplastic Syndrome|
|Breast Cancer||Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma|
|Central Nervous System Cancer||Other Cancer|
|Cervical Cancer||Ovarian Cancer|
|Childhood Leukemia||Pancreatic Cancer|
|Colorectal Cancer||Parkinson’s Disease|
|Esophageal Cancer||Prostate Cancer|
|Gallbladder Cancer||Rectal Cancer|
|Hepatic Steatosis||Renal disease|
|Hodgkin’s Lymphoma||Renal Toxicity|
|Infant Injuries in Utero||Scleroderma|
|Intestinal Cancer||Soft Tissue Sarcoma|
|Kidney Disease, including End Stage Renal Disease||Systemic Sclerosis/Scleroderma|
Given this long list, it is clear the symptoms of water contamination at Camp Lejeune are far reaching. If you suffer from, or a loved one died from, any of the illnesses on this list, you should speak with our attorneys today. We can determine if you are eligible to join a water contamination lawsuit.
The government became aware of the contamination in 1982 but took no action to remedy the toxic exposures. Today, you can seek justice. Call our team today at 716-854-0700.
FAQs about a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit
Because these cases extend so far back in time, many of those who believe they were exposed to the contaminated water have a lot of unanswered questions about what legal options they have. The below questions and answers may help you understand your potential case. The best way to learn about the legal issues surrounding your situation is to get help from our team at Feroleto Law.
Who can file a claim?
Anyone who was exposed to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune or anyone who has lost a loved one due to their water exposure at Camp Lejeune can file a claim. You or a loved one may qualify if you…
- Resided or worked at Camp Lejeune anytime between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987
- Were a member of the military, a military family member, a civilian worker
- Spent at least 30 days on base
- Developed one of the above health issues
- Lost a loved one from one of the serious health issues we list above.
Can family members of deceased Camp Lejeune victims file a claim?
In some cases, yes. Family members of deceased Camp Lejeune victims may be able to file a claim on behalf of their loved ones, even if they died many years ago. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows an extended time period to file such claims. This important element of the PACT Act may allow you to get justice for your family, even if you thought you had no legal recourse related to the tragic loss of your family member that was caused by water contamination.
What chemicals were in the water?
In general, the toxins present in the water at Camp Lejeune are categorized as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), indicating their ability to vaporize and disperse as gas into the soil and air. This characteristic allows these chemicals to permeate water wells and contaminate the water supply. VOCs are commonly found in solvents and fuels and have been implicated in numerous legal cases.
Among the toxic chemicals in the water supply at Camp Lejeune were benzene, PCE (tetrachloroethylene or perchloroethylene), TCE (trichloroethylene), 1,2-dichloroethylene (DCE) and vinyl chloride.
Where were the contaminants located at Camp Lejeune?
The location of these toxic contaminants was documented based on information provided by the ATDSR:
- Tarawa Terrace was primarily contaminated with PCE, a chemical commonly used in dry cleaning.
- An ATDSR graph displaying collected data illustrates remarkably high concentrations of PCE at Tarawa Terrace, significantly exceeding the maximum safety level for drinking water.
- The water at Hadnot Point contained TCE, PCE, benzene, and vinyl chloride as contaminants.
- Benzene, utilized in plastic production and various manufacturing processes, was also naturally present in the oil and gas stored near Hadnot Point.
When should my claim be filed?
You need to act quickly to begin what may be a complex legal case. To pursue a Camp Lejeune water contamination settlement — and to get benefits backdated to the date of the bill’s passage in August 2022 — you have only until August 9, 2024. However, there is no deadline to file and receive Pact Act benefits going forward. Talk to our attorneys at Feroleto Law to discuss the timing of your claim.
What would a Camp Lejeune water contamination settlement cover?
Medical costs for treatment of a long-term, serious disease can be extremely high. However, a legal case addresses more than just losses associated with medical bills. There are many other ways in which you are harmed, and you can receive compensation for these additional damages. That’s why our attorney will pursue the full amount of compensation possible in your settlement. The damages you can pursue in a Camp Lejeune water contamination settlement include:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- And in the case of death, you can recover compensation for loss of your loved one’s income and their companionship.
Now Is the Time to Seek Justice
Ask Our Attorney about Your Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Settlement Amount
If you developed illness from living or working at Camp Lejeune, you need a lawyer who has the experience and expertise to fight for your rights and get you the full amount of a settlement you deserve. The list of serious illnesses tied to the water contamination at Camp Lejeune is long. These are life-changing diseases that can be deadly.
Our full team will dedicate ourselves to seeking justice for you and your family after all the suffering you’ve been through. That’s why you shouldn’t hesitate to talk to one of our attorneys at Feroleto Law. Let’s discuss your situation. We can help you understand what amount you may be able to expect in settlement of your Camp Lejeune water contamination case.
Attorney John Feroleto
Attorney John Feroleto understands the value of hard work. He is known in the community and by his peers for his willingness to work and go the extra mile. Other lawyers often ask John to handle their trial matters to maximize clients’ recovery. Trial lawyers know who the best trial lawyers are. He was also named Trial Attorney of the Year in 2012 by the Western New York Affiliate of New York State Trial Lawyers Association. [ Attorney Bio ]