At the David W. Martin Law Group, our civil litigation attorneys in South Carolina understand how difficult it can be to adjust to civilian life after bravely serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

According to Veterans’ Health South Carolina, there are approximately 20 million adult veterans living in the U.S., and over 400,000 of them live in South Carolina, which represents 10% of the adult population in the state.

For those who previously worked or lived on Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for 30 days or longer between 1953 to 1987, we have important news that could impact your ability to pursue financial recovery from injuries or illnesses that resulted from the base’s water conditions.

Here is what our veterans need to know.

What Do South Carolina Veterans Need to Know About Camp Lejeune Legislation?

From 1953 to 1987, Camp Lejeune’s water supply contained volatile organic compounds — including known carcinogens at up to 280 times the standard safety level — that were stored underground, impacting tens of thousands of our military members, their families, civilians, and contractors working or living on the base.

The United States Senate passed the Honoring Our PACT Act to improve healthcare and benefits for veterans exposed to toxic substances, which includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

The latter allows veterans who lived or worked on Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1952 – 1987 who were exposed to the contaminated water supply to pursue legal action against the government.

Our dedicated South Carolina personal injury and wrongful death attorneys are here to represent those who have fought so bravely for our country to have access to not only the healthcare they are entitled to, but a legal remedy to compensate them for the grave damages that resulted from living and working on the base.

What Types of Injuries or Illnesses Were Reported from the Contaminated Water Supply on Camp Lejeune?

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act has opened the door for service members, military family members, and civilians who worked or lived on Camp Lejeune to pursue the damages they tragically suffered from the decades-long water contamination.

Common injuries and illnesses that have been reported from the contaminated water supply include, but are not limited to:

  • Adult Leukemia
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Birth Defects
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Infertility
  • Liver Cancer
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Renal Toxicity
  • Stillbirths

Military veterans, family members, caretakers, and civilians who lived or worked at the base between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, for at least 30 days and who were exposed to its contaminated water may be eligible to file a claim against the U.S. government.

Damages awarded from the Camp Lejeune Justice Act are decided in the courts and paid out to victims through a U.S. Treasury Department called the Treasury Judgment Fund.

We are proud to provide the necessary legal efforts to hold U.S. Marine officials liable for injuries and fatalities caused by contaminated water on the base and failures to act on the issue.

Contact Our Experienced Civil Litigation Attorneys in South Carolina for Help Today

If you or a loved one lived or worked on Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1952 – 1987, contact our dedicated civil litigation lawyers in South Carolina by calling (803) 548-2468 or contacting us online for a free consultation today.

We provide free consultations for all South Carolina veterans, and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.

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