Were you stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987? Are you or a family member dealing with a severe medical condition? Unfortunately, your condition may be a result of water contamination found on U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
The U.S. Marine Corps discovered volatile chemicals in 1982, and the most contaminated water sources were shut down in 1985. However, it’s believed that officials knew of the water contamination for decades before officially shutting down the affected water treatment plants. As a result, all those on base during the years listed above were at risk of developing severe medical conditions.
The two plants providing water treatment were Hadnot Point and Tarawa Terrace. Hadnot Point services started in 1942 and provided the water for the Mainside Barracks, Midway Park and Hospital Point family housing, Paradise Point, and Berkeley Manor. Tarawa Terrace supplied water to the Knox Trailer Park and Tarawa Terrace family housing.
We’re Here for You
As of right now, there are no legal proceedings against the responsible parties. However, there are proposals to legislators to pass a bill that would allow veterans, their families, and civilians who were affected by water contamination to pursue financial compensation for their damages.
It’s vital for you to tell your story and discuss the condition you’re dealing with after living on base at Camp Lejeune. Our attorneys will be here to not only listen to your story, but we will also work to give you a voice to help pursue legislators to pass the bill that would help you and your family move forward.
Water contamination may have led to different types of cancer, severe diseases, and even child defects. We want to hear your story and work to give you a voice. Let us fight for the justice you deserve when it matters most. Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is here for you.