Yesterday the US Senate passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act as part of the PACT Act and the bill is just awaiting President Biden’s signature before becoming law.
Once it goes into effect, those who served, worked, or lived on the base between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 may be able to file claims for harm against the U.S. Government due to injuries potentially linked to exposure to drinking water contaminated with hazardous chemicals.
Warnings about potential contamination of Camp Lejeune’s water supply first surfaced in 1980. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) estimates that as many as one million military and civilian staff and their families who lived on, worked at, or were in utero at the base may have been exposed to the contaminated drinking water.
Injuries include (but are not limited to):
- Various cancers
- Neurological effects
- Renal toxicity
- Hepatic steatosis
- Blood cell conditions
- Bone marrow conditions
- Female infertility
- Birth defects
If you or a loved one was potentially exposed to water contamination while on the military base and has suffered any of the above-mentioned injuries, please call the experts at Inserra Kelley Sewell today for a free consultation.