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Camp Lejeune Mass Tort Intake Services

Filing a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit is now an option for former residents, veterans, and their family members. Residents of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina between 1953 and 1987 may have been exposed to toxins that caused cancer and other illnesses. A combination of medical and scientific evidence has proven that exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune is linked to the development of certain diseases.

After years of fighting for justice, victims may finally have hope. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA), which was approved by the Senate in June 2022 and is currently before the House, allows Camp Lejeune water contamination victims the right to sue for their injuries.

Mass tort litigation law firms across the United States are now preparing to manage an influx of Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit cases. Legal Conversion Center can help. Our legal intake call center is staffed with highly trained intake professionals. Our team has extensive knowledge of mass tort cases, including Camp Lejeune water contamination cases. At LCC, we know what it takes to convert your callers into actual clients.

Why Plaintiffs are Filing Water Contamination Lawsuits

Scientific and medical evidence shows that between 1953 and 1987 the public water supply at Camp Lejeune contained toxic chemicals. Over that period of time, millions of servicemembers and their families used this water supply to bathe, cook, drink, and use around their homes.

Thousands of servicemembers and family members have suffered serious illness or have died – injuries that may be connected to the contaminated water supply. Scientific evidence shows that the chemicals found in the water supply can increase the risk of cancer and other diseases, as well as causing injuries to unborn children.

Injuries and deaths reported in Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits include:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Renal Toxicity
  • Miscarriage
  • Female Infertility
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Scleroderma

These injuries and associated deaths have cost victims and their families tremendously. For victims and their families, it has been a long road to pursuing justice. The federal government under President Bush began investigating injuries and deaths related to Camp Lejeune’s water supply in 2008. There are, no doubt, thousands of victims and family members waiting for their opportunity to pursue justice.

Is your law firm prepared to screen and intake Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit cases? Get ahead of the curve by partnering with LCC. Let our team handle your intake needs so you can focus on providing your clients the best, most effective legal counsel possible.

Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune

Camp Lejeune is a massive military base spanning 250 square miles. It is home to one of the most popular Marine Corps bases but has been used by all branches of the military as a training facility. In the 1980’s, water testing discovered dangerous levels of certain chemicals in the water supply, including:

  • Benzene: Benzene is a toxic chemical most often used in manufacturing of nylon, plastics, resin, and synthetic materials. It is also used to manufacture lubricants, detergents, and pesticides. Benzene is particularly toxic to the bone marrow, and can cause bleeding, infections, and leukemia.
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE): TCE is used in the manufacturing of refrigerants. TCE has long been considered bad for humans. It is most often inhaled, and propelled to major organs and fat cells. The human body metabolizes TCE in the kidneys, lungs, and liver.
  • Tetrachloroethylene (PCE): A chemical used in the dry cleaning industry, PCE can be inhaled, absorbed, or ingested. It targets the liver, kidneys, and Central Nervous System (CNS), and accumulates in fat cells. It can cross the placenta, which may explain the high rate of birth defects among babies born in or near Camp Lejeune.
  • Vinyl Chloride: Vinyl chloride is one of the primary ingredients in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) products. PVC has many applications in construction, packaging, and consumer products. Vinyl chloride has long been associated with an increase in the risk of cancers, including hepatic angiosarcoma, a rare liver cancer.

Scientific evidence shows that, specifically between 1953 and 1987, the water supply contained heavy amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carcinogens. A carcinogenic chemical has the potential to cause cancer in humans. TCE and PCE in particular are dangerous chemicals.

There is some evidence suggesting that a dry cleaner located near the site has contributed to the contamination of local water wells and natural bodies of water. Dry cleaning solutions often contain TCE and PCE. In addition, evidence suggests that the area was contaminated prior to the base being built. Furthermore, as early as the 1940s – shortly after the base was built – there were water samples that tested positive for PCE, TCE, and other toxins. There would be intermittent water use restrictions, but no further action was taken.

This evidence gives credence to the idea that officials knew, or should have known, about the toxins in the water supply and failed to take corrective action or warning servicemembers and their families.

A Legal Intake Call Center You Can Trust

Camp Lejeune contaminated water has affected millions of lives. If your law firm is interested in acquiring plaintiff clients for Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits, LCC can help. Our intake professionals know how to screen new cases with empathy and effective communication. Furthermore, our intake process includes more than accepting calls – we accept calls and online inquiries 24/7. That means your law firm never misses an opportunity to gain a potential client.

The scope of those affected by contaminated water in Camp Lejeune makes it likely that related litigation is massive. Ensure that your law firm is equipped to handle these potential new clients with the help of LCC’s top-of-the-line intake team. At LCC, our team receives extensive training to ensure your potential clients have a great first experience and impression. All of our intake professionals are trained in call control, empathy, HIPAA, mass torts, and injury law.

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