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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Attorneys

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      Everyone there was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. My car was totaled, and I was a little intimidated talking with a couple of other lawyers in Greenville. But with Christian and Christian, not only did they answer my questions, but they did so in a way that made what could have been a hectic situation, easy. Overall, an excellent experience with high quality lawyers who truly go above and beyond and really try to get you the results or answers you need.

      —Rob Young

      I met Josh like 4 years ago when my Son was injured at Daycare. He was very concerned about the well being of my Child and Me. Very Understanding Professional and Just a great Staff. If You need a Lawyer that’s all about YOU this is the Place. I just closed a Case on 6/23/2021 from a injury on a Property. They handled everything because no one else would help Me. I’m forever grateful for Your hard Work and Time. Once again Thank You Josh and Sally.

      —Rezillai Henderson

      My husband was referred to this law firm from another lawyer after his mother passed away while residing in a nursing home. Matt took on his case and we are pleased with how everything turned out. It took a long, long time to finally settle, but it was worth the wait. The staff here is friendly and I’d be happy to recommend them to anyone needing legal assistance.

      — Jen

      I was referred to Harold by a family friend, and I couldn’t be happier. He took the time to listen to my case, answered all my questions and truly treated me like a friend not a client. His knowledge of medical malpractice is priceless he actually successfully won, one of the first medical malpractice cases in Greenville County.

      — Lindsey

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      About Our Firm

      Founded in 1975, Christian & Christian has deep roots in the community. Our lawyers have worked hard to build a strong, caring legacy of legal advocacy and protection for injured people. We stand up to injustice and help injury victims in their fight against well-funded insurance companies.

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      Only Serving People, Never Companies

      About Our Firm

      Founded in 1975, Christian & Christian has deep roots in the community. Our lawyers have worked hard to build a strong, caring legacy of legal advocacy and protection for injured people. We stand up to injustice and help injury victims in their fight against well-funded insurance companies.

      Learn more about our attorneys

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      Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Attorneys – How Can We Help?

      Camp Lejeune is a military training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina spanning 246 square miles and boasting 14 miles worth of beaches, which is used to train Marines for underwater assault training. Recently Camp Lejeune has come under fire for a contaminated water settlement that exposed Military members and families.

      Traditionally, Military members have been prohibited from filing injury lawsuits by the Feres Doctrine, however the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 was co-sponsored to help give contaminated water victims fair and just compensation. The settlement amount? An estimated 7 billion dollars .

      Developed Effects of Camp Lejeune’s Water Contamination

      For over 30 years, Camp Lejeune served Military members and their families contaminated drinking water. Now, as U.S. Veterans and spouses of Veterans, some people affected by the toxic water are experiencing long-term conditions such as:

      • Cancer – Numerous cancer claims linking back to the Camp Lejeune water include bladder, breast, cervical, esophageal, kidney, lung, liver and ovarian cancer or Leukemia.
      • Multiple Myeloma
      • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
      • Miscarriage or birth defects
      • Hepatic Steatosis
      • Renal Toxicity
      • Cardiac effects
      • Scleroderma
      • Neurobehavioral effects or Parkinson’s

      In an article written by the Washington Examiner, a retired U.S. Marine (serving in 1964) by the name of Peter Optekar was stationed in Camp Lejeune when he met his future wife, Grace. Peter and his wife were in perfect health and went on to be accomplished citizens and athletes. Their world was flipped upside-down when their first baby together was born weighing just 1.3 pounds and dying a few short hours later.

      57 years passed before both Grace and Peter started to see the reason why. Both were diagnosed with unsuspecting cancers, which resulted in a double mastectomy and partial lung removal for Grace and losing his prostate with limited kidney function for Peter.

      Veterans Originally Denied Benefits

      Because Military members traditionally could not claim personal injury benefits by the Feres Doctrine, service members looked to the Veterans Administration (VA) for help. In many cases, Veterans were denied by the VA, and, because of laws in North Carolina prohibiting lawsuits if they were more than 10 years old, many people lost their right to a claim.

      Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022

      The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 was passed through the House of Representatives in March of 2022 and is awaiting its passage in the U.S. Senate. This act, which is expected to pass, would allow members of the Military whom were exposed for at least 30 days from 1953 to 1987 to seek financial compensation for their long-term suffering.

      Why Contact Christian & Christian Law?

      Marines and their families were asked to make huge sacrifices to serve our Country. Now, over 50 years later, many have been affected by long-term effects of toxic water and denied compensation or help for their injuries by the VA and because of limitations in North Carolina. When the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 passes, Veterans can seek representation no matter where they live, including the city of Greenville, South Carolina and the entire upstate. With over 100 years of combined personal injury experience, you want a professional by your side. If you or your family have been affected by contaminated tap water at Camp Lejeune, contact MatthewJosh, or Harold Christian of Christian & Christian Law , serving the entire state of South Carolina! Find helpful resources online today!

      FAQ

      What was in Camp Lejeune’s Drinking Water?

      After a routine testing in 1982, the water came back with results that indicated it had been contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals such as benzene, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, perchloroethylene and vinyl chloride. In some cases, these chemicals were 300x higher than ‘acceptable’ levels.

      Can I Get VA Support for Camp Lejeune’s Toxic Water?

      You may be denied access to VA help, but in a recent settlement called the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, you can seek professional representation with a personal injury attorney to help you claim just compensation.

      What are the neurobehavioral effects of Camp Lejeune’s Water?

      Symptoms can include long-term and consistent headaches, lack of coordination, sensory overload, confusion, depression or loss of motor function.

      Is Camp Lejeune’s Water Safe Now?

      Yes. After the discovery of toxic water in 1982, the water was fixed and flushed out, making it safe to drink by March of 1987. Camp Lejeune is now in compliance with federal and state laws ensuring safe tap water.

      What contaminated Camp Lejeune’s Water in the First Place?

      Improper disposal from nearby businesses and poor drainage systems led to waste liquids running into Camp Lejeune’s drinking water. There was a dry-cleaner nearby that dumped cleaning chemicals into drains for years, which was also found in the drinking water.

      If you served at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987, contact our Camp Lejeune water contamination attorneys for your long-term suffering.

      Client Reviews

      Everyone there was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. My car was totaled, and I was a little intimidated talking with a couple of other lawyers in Greenville. But with Christian and Christian, not only did they answer my questions, but they did so in a way that made what could have been a hectic situation, easy. Overall, an excellent experience with high quality lawyers who truly go above and beyond and really try to get you the results or answers you need.

      Rob Young

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