For decades, the United States military was aware of the presence of certain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the drinking water at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune—yet it did nothing to warn or protect those who willingly signed up to sacrifice their lives for their country. As a result, as many as one million servicemembers, civilian staff, and family members are estimated to have been exposed to harmful contamination. Today, scientific evidence shows a link between exposure to VOCs and various illnesses, including Parkinson’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, adult leukemia, and numerous other forms of cancer.
At Mann Blake & Jackson Law, we believe that our brave servicemen and women should never have been put at risk by the very country they signed up to serve. Veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and others affected by the harmful drinking water contamination at Camp Lejeune—including the surviving family members of those who sadly passed away due to their water contamination-related illnesses—have the right to seek justice. Our attorneys can help.
Our team comprises real trial lawyers, all of whom have spent their professional careers living and working in the Carolinas. We are not only driven by a passion for protecting military servicemembers’ and veterans’ rights, but we also have a personal connection to this case. One of our partner attorneys, Shaun C. Blake, grew up in the 1980s spending his summers and holidays at Camp Lejeune with his grandfather, a retired Marine, and his grandmother, who provided food service as a civilian employee on the base for more than 34 years.
If you or your loved one served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and was later diagnosed with certain types of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, or another serious illness, you could be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses and other related damages. We encourage you to reach out to our team at Mann Blake & Jackson Law to learn more about your legal right and options. Contact us today for a completely free and confidential consultation.
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Were you or a family member at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987? If so, contact us today.
We also assist the surviving families of individuals who meet these criteria but have passed away due to their illnesses.
Since as far back as the early 1950s, U.S. Marines at Camp Lejeune, as well as civilian staff and family members, have been exposed to contaminated drinking water on the base. In 1982, the Marine Corps became aware of this contamination, yet the most egregiously contaminated drinking water wells were not shut down until 1985.
Exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has been correlated with Parkinson’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, adult leukemia, multiple myeloma, aplastic anemia, various myelodysplastic syndromes, and bladder, kidney, and liver cancer.
At Mann Blake & Jackson Law, our Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers represent veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and others who served at Camp Lejeune, as well as nearby Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, for a period of at least 30 days between August 1953 and December 1987 who have been diagnosed with at least one of the eight conditions associated with VOC water contamination listed above.
Our military servicemen and women are heroes, people who willingly sign up to defend our country and put their lives on the line. But no one expects to be harmed by the very nation they have signed up to protect.
Unfortunately, those diagnosed with water contamination-related illnesses suffer immensely. They and their families have been forced to navigate significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges, from exorbitant medical costs to years of lost income, diminished quality of life, emotional distress, and more. At Mann Blake & Jackson Law, our goal is to help you recover the fair financial compensation you are owed for these and other related damages. You shouldn’t suffer on your own, and you don’t have to.
If you believe you may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit, we encourage you to reach out to our firm right away to learn how we can help. You deserve justice. Let our team fight for you.
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