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Contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune

Between 1953 and 1987, over one million people lived and worked in the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Over that period of time, those marines and their families were exposed to contaminated drinking water in Camp Lejeune. Harmful materials such as industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals were present in the drinking water at concentrations that were 200-3,000 times the safety standard. This gross oversight on the part of governing authorities caused incredible and long lasting harm to the families stationed at Camp Lejeune. If you and your family live in Austin and are one of the countless families affected by the repercussions of that contamination, attorneys at Carabin Shaw are ready to help you recover the losses you have suffered.

As of the Camp Lejeune Act of 2022, the U.S. government has fully admitted their responsibility in exposing marines and their families to dangerous drinking water. This act provides families a path to compensation for the decades of harm and losses wrought as a result of that water. Various cancers, birth defects, and wrongful death are only a small number of the serious health issues created by Camp Lejeune water contamination, even years later.

At Carabin Shaw, we believe that accountability should be held by the at-fault party in any personal injury. This includes the government itself, especially after knowingly exposing marines, veterans, and their loved ones to dangerous circumstances. We are committed to ensuring that you receive your maximum possible compensation when filing a claim through the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

Camp Lejeune Lawsuit

While the government has provided an avenue for recovering the damages you have suffered as a result of toxic water exposure, it is up to you to file that claim and seek the compensation you are owed. Namely, this consists of two steps:

1. Provide Documentation of Residency

In order to receive that monetary compensation you need, you must first prove that you and your family were present on base. If you lived on base for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 then you may be entitled to compensation. During that time, you must be a veteran, contractor, or family member who lived on site.

2. Provide Documentation of Damages

As with any personal injury claim, you must also provide official documentation of your associated losses. Cancer, neurological disorders, and other illnesses have all been caused by toxic water exposure. Expert Austin Tx attorneys at Carabin Shaw can help you identify which illnesses and health detriments can qualify you for compensation.

How Can an Expert Austin Lawyer Help?

With the process layed out, you may be wondering what an attorney can do for you. Ultimately, even though the government has provided methods for seeking compensation, it is still the job of the injured party to provide evidence and satisfy the burden of proof that those injured are linked to Camp Lejeune drinking water. This means gathering evidence and filing various forms and documents in specific formats and at precise times. Austin Tx attorneys at Carabin Shaw have served Texas communities for 30 years and are experts in such processes.

After decades of waiting for the opportunity to recover the damages you have suffered, you cannot let misfiled paperwork or improperly formatted documents invalidate your claim. Our free initial consultation and case review provides you with the opportunity to learn, for yourself, the services and guidance that we can offer you. Visit Carabin Shaws’s client reviews to see how we have done just that for clients in the past.

To learn what we can do for you, and to schedule your free case review, our English and Spanish-speaking staff are available 24/7 and toll-free at 800-862-1260.

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