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Ongoing Health Concerns for Camp Lejeune Victims: What You Need to Know

The Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit continues to gain awareness, and countless victims are stepping forward to work toward justice for themselves and/or their families who were impacted. Between the years of August 1953 and December 1987, anyone who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was potentially exposed to toxic substances in the groundwater.

 

Some of the chemicals found in the water included:

  • Benzene
  • Vinyl Chloride (VC)
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

These chemicals are known to cause a wide variety of long-term health complications, with many of them not showing up for years after the exposure. Marines, their families who lived on the base, contracted employees, and other individuals who spent extensive time on site have suffered for years with ailments, but many of them were unaware of what caused them. Now we know that

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Birth defects
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Dental issues
  • Heart disease
  • Multiple types of cancer (including breast, liver, bladder, lung, prostate, and many more)
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Scleroderma

are just a few of the health problems tied to the time these victims spent at Camp Lejeune. Some studies have shown that individuals exposed to contaminated water at the site have a 10% higher chance of dying from any type of cancer (not just those mentioned) than their counterparts who were on different bases with safe water. For victims struggling with the above conditions, making a claim quickly is key to getting the help they need and the compensation they deserve. If you or someone you love spent at least 30 days on this base during the specified years, and are local to Central Florida, you need to call the team at Brooks Law Group now. We are working with victims to support them through the process and build a case that will represent them well and achieve the best possible results. For Florida victims continuing to be affected by Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water, Look to Brooks!

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