TruLaw Now Taking Inquiries: Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit
Edwardsville, Illinois based TruLaw is currently taking inquiries for those who might have been affected by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987. TruLaw's goal is to help connect injured claimants with attorneys who will pursue financial recovery so those who have been harmed can worry about physical recovery.
Camp Lejeune is a United States Marine Corps base located in North Carolina. Established in 1941, it has served as a training ground for Marines preparing for deployments all over the world. Between 1953 and 1987, the water supplies at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with a range of toxic substances. As a result, over one million people who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune during this time were exposed and put at a higher risk for dangerous health effects, such as cancer and birth injury.
TruLaw says, “If you, a family member or a loved one were present at Camp Lejeune during this 34 year period and have since suffered adverse health effects, you may be eligible to file a water contamination lawsuit. You should reach out to our team to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. The Camp Lejeune lawsuits seek to hold the government and any other potential negligent parties accountable for the contamination of Camp Lejeune drinking water supplies, and they can provide much-needed compensation for victims and their families. If you believe you may have a claim, our secure, confidential case evaluator will be able to automatically tell you if you qualify for compensation and assign you to a trusted law firm best suited to represent you within our Camp Lejeune legal team.”
The presence of toxic chemicals in the contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune was first discovered in 1982. The various chemicals found in the contaminated water include Tetrachloroethylene (PERC), Trichloroethylene (TCE), Vinyl Chloride, Benzene and more. Since the initial discovery of the chemicals, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has been investigating the potential health effects of exposure to the water and has found scientific and medical evidence that these chemicals can cause a number of serious health problems.
Though the ATSDR’s studies are still in progress, they have strong evidence to suggest that those who were exposed to the Camp Lejeune water contamination are at an increased risk for the following health problems: bladder cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, esophageal cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, stomach cancer, multiple myeloma and other myelodysplastic syndromes, adult leukemia, aplastic anemia and other bone marrow conditions, Parkinson’s disease, renal toxicity, birth defects and birth injury, miscarriage and neurobehavioral effects. Further studies are ongoing, but after years of petitioning, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs is now allowing members of the armed services who were stationed at Camp Lejeune during the relevant period to seek benefits for these conditions. However, it must be noted that disability benefits secured through Veterans Affairs are available only to former military personnel, not family members.
The Veterans Administration release and the Camp Lejeune Justice Act state that anybody who resided at the Marine Corps base for 30 days may be eligible to file a claim. This includes active duty and former military personnel, family members living on base, non-military staff, families of deceased and even in-utero victims who were not yet born when their mother was residing at Camp Lejeune.
Through the Camp Lejeune lawsuit, victims can claim damages for medical bills and costs, lost wages or lost earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life and other intangible factors, permanent disability and life-altering medical conditions and more. These damages can be life-altering for anyone who has suffered or is suffering as a result of the water contamination in Camp Lejeune, and as such, it is vital that victims reach out to reliable lawyers and get their case started.
Those who want to learn more about TruLaw or the Camp Lejeune Lawsuits should visit the company website. They can be contacted directly, either via phone or email. Similarly, the TruLaw website provides a contact portal and offers Instant Case Evaluations that interested parties may use to get in touch with a representative. TruLaw also maintains a social media presence and can be found on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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