Congress has passed legislation to help people who may have gotten ill due to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Here are some frequently asked questions and how it might affect you.
What was wrong with the water at Camp Lejeune?
According to the ATSDR, the water at Camp Lejeune contained Trichloroethylene (TCE), DCE (trans 1,2-dichloroethylene), PCE, benzene, and vinyl chloride. The levels of some of the chemicals have been estimated at over 250 times the maximum recommended level! The years of exposure are between 1953 and 1985.
Where can I find the proposed legislation?
You can track the progress of the legislation on the Congressional Bill Tracker website. As of June 14, 2022, the bill was still at the Judiciary Committee.
What diseases have been linked with the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune?
While not an exhaustive list, the following diseases have been recognized as being caused by the chemicals contained within the water at Camp Lejeune.
|· Adult Leukemia
· Myelodysplastic Syndromes
· Kidney Cancer
· Multiple Myeloma
· Parkinson’s Disease
|· Aplastic Anemia
· Liver Cancer
· Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
· Breast Cancer
What damages are available?
The proposal is still under consideration. It would appear that people can claim pain, suffering and economic damages resulting from the diseases caused by drinking the contaminated water.
What can I do if I was at Camp Lejeune and have one of the diseases that are being considered?
If you were at Camp Lejeune as a member of the military, as a spouse or child of a military member or as a civilian employee for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1985, and have been diagnosed with any of the diseases linked with the contaminated drinking water, please call us for more information.