Have you suffered health problems from exposure to contaminated water? Many different health issues can result from using water that has been poisoned by harmful chemicals or bacteria. For instance, past victims have been diagnosed with cancer, female infertility, Parkinson’s disease, renal toxicity, and other health problems due to dangerous chemicals in their water.
If you believe your health issues are the result of water contamination at Camp Lejeune or another source of water contamination, you may be eligible to file for financial compensation for your losses. Our water contamination lawsuit attorney can look at your case to evaluate your options.
Compensation for Water Contamination Injuries
Cancers and other serious illnesses require significant medical intervention, but receiving this treatment is not free. You may be struggling to pay these bills, a significant burden if you’re already dealing with health problems. Serious injuries can also limit your financial resources if they prevent you from working.
Compensation for Camp Lejeune Service Members and Families
Compensation could come through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for service members and their families. They are providing qualifying Camp Lejeune water contamination victims with compensation for medical care and disability payments.
In addition, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 has allowed victims to file lawsuits for their financial compensation. You could be compensated for medical expenses as well as other personal and financial losses you have suffered due to your water contamination injuries.
Here are some common losses water contamination victims can claim:
- Pain and suffering (physical, mental, and emotional pain that lowers your quality of life)
- Lost wages
- Lost ability to earn a living
- Lost quality of life
- Medical bills
- Mental trauma and cost of related treatment
Injuries Associated with Water Contamination
Water can become contaminated due to chemicals leaking into wells or other water sources, as with Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. It can also become toxic through bacteria from improper filtration or septic leakage. When water becomes poisoned, people who ingest it can become seriously ill.
Contaminated water can lead to a host of health issues, including but not limited to:
- Bladder cancer
- Birth defects
- Female infertility
- Kidney cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Liver cancer and liver diseases
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Renal toxicity
- Dental problems
- Other types of cancers or serious health problems
If you believe you have been injured due to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune or another location, you may be eligible to file a case. You could be compensated for your medical expenses and other losses.
Can a Lawyer Help Me File a Water Contamination Lawsuit?
Filing for compensation for your injuries can be daunting. There are many steps to the process, and it’s important to get everything right so you don’t lose your right to compensation on a technicality. With help from our firm, you don’t have to handle this alone.
Our lawyer can help with your water contamination lawsuit in several ways:
- First, we will examine your case to determine what your options are. If you are eligible for compensation through VA, your lawyer can help you explore that option. If you are eligible to join a class action lawsuit, we can help you along that path.
- Second, your lawyer will collect evidence that needs to be presented with your case. In situations where large companies or local governments may be responsible for your community’s toxic water, this can be an overwhelming task without legal help.
- Third, we can file your paperwork. Deadlines and filing requirements can make or break your case, so we will invest the attention to detail required.
- Next, we will protect your rights as we fight for your compensation.
Access to clean water is a fundamental human right. If you suffer the consequences of toxic water, then you deserve justice. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we make it our mission to equalize the playing field for victims of injustice. We will stand toe-to-toe against corporations, government entities, or whoever is responsible for their failure to protect your community.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC Helps Victims of Environmental Injustice
Environmental injustice is a growing problem, especially for people of color and other vulnerable members of our community. When our governing bodies fail to provide safe drinking water, they must be able to make amends for those that suffer the consequences. Companies who violate laws at the cost of your health should pay for what you lost as a result of their negligence.
Our firm has a history of success, representing victims of toxic water and other injustices. We continue to fight for victims of Flint, Michigan and have already recovered $641 million.
We aren’t just lawyers. We are advocates for human rights who seek justice as well as life-improving compensation for our injured clients.
Am I Eligible to File a Claim for Water Contamination Injuries?
If you suspect your illness or injury came from contaminated water, our team can assess your situation to determine if you have a case.
Eligibility for Victims of Camp Lejeune Toxic Water
If you were at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, and you suffered a health issue, you may be eligible to file a claim through the VA to receive disability benefits. You could receive compensation for your medical expenses as well as disability payments. You must show that you spent at least 30 days on the base during that time period, and you must have a documented qualifying diagnosis.
If you are unsure whether you can file a lawsuit under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, our water contamination lawyer or another member of our team can assess your eligibility.
Obtain Legal Assistance With a Water Contamination Lawsuit
If you suffer from health problems because of contaminated water, you could be eligible for compensation. Filing a case may be a huge undertaking, but our firm can assist you every step of the way.
Take action early to ensure that you meet the time limitations for filing. Reach out to Ben Crump Law, PLLC to tell us about your exposure to hazardous water. We offer free case consultations, so call today!