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El Paso Victims of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Did you or a family member live or work at Camp Lejeune at any point in the 1950s through the 1980s? Camp Lejeune is a United States Marine Corps base in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where military personnel worked and lived with their families. Many have since moved to cities throughout the United States—including to El Paso, Texas.

From the 1950s to the 1980s, the water sources at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with toxic chemicals. In fact, scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency have considered Camp Lejeune’s water during this time to be the most contaminated in the country. Today, this contamination has been linked to cancer and other diseases and disabilities.

According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, as many as one million people have been exposed to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water. But for the first time, victims have the right to file a claim in the federal court of the United States.

If you are one of the many Camp Lejeune contaminated water victims in El Paso, a dedicated lawyer at Carabin Shaw will fight for you and the justice you deserve.

Conditions Associated with the Contamination at Camp Lejeune

Marines and their families drank, cooked with, and bathed with the water at Camp Lejeune. The toxic chemicals in the water have been linked to a number of diseases, disabilities, and conditions in victims.

El Paso victims of Camp Lejeune water contamination have suffered from:

  • Leukemia
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Lung cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Renal toxicity
  • And more
Conditions of Children Exposed in the Womb

Children who were exposed to the chemicals in utero have also suffered numerous diseases and disabilities:

  • Leukemia
  • Heart defects
  • Low birth weight
  • Eye defects
  • And more
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act

The United States House of Representatives only recently passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) in 2021. That means, for the first time, victims of the water contamination at Camp Lejeune have the right to sue the United States government for compensation for their illnesses, disabilities, and other conditions.

Are You Eligible to File a Claim?

Navigating laws can be confusing and frustrating, especially when you are suffering from a disease or disability. El Paso attorneys at Carabin Shaw will conduct a thorough investigation of your case and walk alongside you in your fight for justice.

  • You must have resided, worked, or was otherwise exposed to Camp Lejeune’s water between the dates of August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 for at least 30 days. This includes but is not limited to Veterans, as well as children who were exposed to the chemicals in the womb before birth.
  • You must produce evidence of a relationship between exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and the disease, disability, or other condition you have suffered.
  • You must file a claim within two years of the law’s enactment.
VA Benefits for Veterans

If you are a veteran, you may also be eligible to receive monthly VA disability benefits. El Paso Texas injury lawyers will help you file disability claims and pursue other benefits you may be eligible to receive as a victim of Camp Lejeune’s water contamination.

Get a Free Case Review

Do not wait to file a claim. We offer a free case review / initial consultation. An attorney is available to speak with you 24/7. Both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking staff are available.

An estimated $6.7 billion is expected to be awarded to victims of Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water exposure. While money can never fully compensate for what you have suffered as a victim of careless water contamination, it can cover expensive medical bills and other expenses.

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