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Drinking-water systems that supplied two areas of housing at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with industrial chemicals from at least 1953 to 1985. The contaminated wells were shut down in February 1985. The exact duration and intensity of the exposure at Camp Lejeune are unknown. The geographic extent of contamination by specific chemicals also is unknown. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Camp Lejeune Research Studies. One of those confirmed contaminants was the industrial solvent often used as a degreasing agent called tricholorethylene (TCE).
Exposure to tricholorethylene in drinking water has been linked to Parkinson’s disease and other health concerns. The Centers for Disease Control have concluded that exposure to TCE in contaminated water at Camp Lejeune can cause Parkinson’s disease. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ASTDR), ATSDR Study Finds Higher Risk of Some Causes of Death for Civilian Workers at Camp Lejeune.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a part of the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022. It allows people exposed to contaminated water at the Marine Corps base to recover damages for harm to their health. The Act allows veterans, family members, non-military (civilian) workers, contractors, and any other person who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 to file claims. The protections provided by the Act are set to expire approximately August 1, 2024. If you were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, please contact us now to protect your rights.
Some law firms charge up to 40% in contingency fees plus costs. The attorneys at Parkinson’s Disease Law Center have decades of experience in litigating Parkinson’s disease and brain injury cases. That experience allows us to represent Parkinson’s Disease clients proficiently and efficiently. To honor those who have served our country’s defense, we will only accept a 25% contingency fee plus costs for Camp Lejeune cases we win. We only get paid if you do, and there are no out of pocket costs to you if we don’t recover for you.