Experienced Camp Lejeune Attorneys in Houston, Texas
A recent demographic study revealed approximately 1.4 million veterans were living in Texas last year — the most in any state.
At Charles J. Argento, our Houston personal injury lawyer knows that some of these veterans may have been stationed at the military base Camp Lejeune before making Texas their home. It has recently been discovered that from 1953 to 1987, the water at the Base contained volatile organic compounds — including known carcinogens at up to 280 times the standard safety level — that were stored underground for decades, impacting the lives of tens of thousands of our armed forces and their families.
It is important to our Harris County civil litigation attorneys that all veterans know their legal rights and options under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. The Act, which is part of the Honoring Our PACT Act, allows those impacted from living and working on the Base to exercise their constitutional right to legal action against the U.S. government for toxic water exposure.
U.S. military personnel and their families, contractors, and civilians suffered from the ongoing water contamination at Camp Lejeune for over 35 years, with little to no legal remedies in place to compensate them for the preventable illnesses and fatalities that resulted from the negligent storage of toxic chemicals there. Until now.
Our skilled Camp Lejeune injury attorneys in Texas are here to help individuals and families who were subjected to these toxins pursue the damages they deserve through the U.S. Treasury Department and the Treasury Judgment Fund.
What are the Most Common Injuries Associated with the Contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune?
The environmental study conducted at Camp Lejeune determined four core chemicals and 70 secondary chemicals were identified in the water including trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride (VC), and benzene.
Exposure to these toxins through drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing water caused countless health complications to those living and working on Camp Lejeune, including:
- Birth Defects
- Multiple Cancer Diagnosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
The Act provides a legal remedy to compensate our brave service members for the damages that resulted from living and working on the Base. This legislation allows family members, caretakers, civilians, and veterans who lived and worked at Camp Lejeune to seek reparations for their injuries and illnesses.
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Who is Eligible to File a Camp Lejeune Injury or Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows military veterans, their family members, and civilians who lived or worked at the base between 1952 and 1987 for at least 30 days and who were exposed to its contaminated water to file a claim against the U.S. government.
Adults who lived on Camp Lejeune as children and suffered from toxic water exposure may also seek reparations, as well as primary caretakers, including spouses and children of the individuals directly exposed, on behalf of the poisoned.
Contact Our Houston Camp Lejeune Attorney for Help Today
If you or a loved one were exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune and developed health problems or lost a loved one from contact with the water on the Base, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our experienced mass torts attorney in Houston at Charles J. Argento today to schedule a free consultation by calling 713-225-5050 or by contacting us online.
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