Water is essential to life. We use it not just to hydrate ourselves, but to bathe, cook, and clean. We expect the water we use to be pure and free from toxic chemicals, but for generations of families and U.S. Marines who lived at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, the water they used was toxic and filled with cancer-causing chemicals.

People who lived on or visited this U.S. Marine Corps between 1953 and 1987 were exposed to water that contained chemicals such as trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride that were 240 to 3,400 times higher in concentration than acceptable and safe levels. All of these chemicals are considered carcinogens and they are linked to a variety of deadly cancers and other serious illnesses, including:

  • Adult Leukemia
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Hepatic Steatosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancers
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neurobehavioral Effect
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Renal Toxicity
  • Scleroderma

People who were exposed to the water for as little as 30 days have an increased risk of developing these and other health problems. At Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel, our water contamination attorneys believe that the health risks that U.S. Marines and their families were subject to is unacceptable. We’re working hard to get them and their loved ones maximum compensation for the damages they suffered.

If you or someone you love was diagnosed with cancer or any other serious illness after living at or spending time at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between 1953 and 1987, we want to hear from you. Contact us today for a free consultation.