Hendler Flores Law represented the family of a decorated Navy Veteran who was exposed to asbestos while serving on a warship in Vietnam. He later died from mesothelioma, leaving his wife to provide for their 3 young daughters. Scott Hendler and co-counsel Michael Brickman negotiated several settlements with asbestos companies for the family, and also won a $13.8 million verdict against Owens Corning Fiberglas, a company that made asbestos pipe covering for Navy vessels. The compensation recovered was more than enough to secure the financial future of the family.
Long Overdue Compensation for Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims
Camp Lejeune is a U.S. military training facility located in North Carolina. In 1982, the Marine Corps tested and found extremely high amounts of toxic chemicals in two water systems on the base, the Hadnot Point and the Tarawa Terrace systems. These tests revealed that these chemicals have been contaminating the water since 1953. Over one million military staff and civilians were unknowingly exposed to the contaminated water. Sadly, exposure to these toxic chemicals has been associated with the development of cancer and other serious diseases.
Contamination of the Hadnot Point and Tarawa Terrace Water System
The Hadnot Point water system served the base’s barracks, recreational areas, schools, and hospital. Researchers speculate that leaks from the underground storage tanks and spills on the base led to its contamination. The Tarawa Terrace system served a housing community in the area and faced similar levels of contamination. Due to improper water disposal practices, the neighboring dry-cleaning company, ABC One-Hour Cleaners, caused another toxic chemical to leak into Tarawa Terrace’s water supply.
Honoring Our PACT of 2022
Recently signed into legislation, The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 will allow veterans and individuals who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune to sue the federal government for damages related to the water contamination.
Qualifying Injuries for Camp Lejeune Lawsuits
Anyone who lived or worked at the base for more than 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987 and was diagnosed with at least one of the below health conditions will be eligible to file a lawsuit:
- Adult Leukemia
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Cardiac (Heart Related) Birth Defect
- Kidney Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver Disease)
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Prostate Cancer
- Rectal Cancer
- Renal Toxicity
- Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis)
Helping People Who Developed Diseases After Living at Camp Lejeune
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you obtain compensation for injuries that might have resulted from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. At HFL, we listen to our client’s stories and take great care to consider the impact of their illnesses on their lives and families. No amount of compensation will make up for developing a life-changing illness, however holding the responsible parties accountable can help bring you peace of mind.
Contact Hendler Flores Law To Learn More about Filing a Claim
If you or someone you know worked or resided at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987 and have been diagnosed with a severe health condition, contact our attorneys to find out if you might have a legal claim against the federal government. We’re here to support you every step of the way.
There is no cost or obligation if you call us for a case consultation. Email us at email@example.com or call 1.800.443.6353. Your story matters. Let us help you tell it.
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