Camp Lejeune vet files first lawsuit seeking damages for exposure to toxic chemicals
The first lawsuits under the PACT Act were filed Thursday, one day after the passage of new protections for those exposed to toxic chemicals at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.Posted — Updated
The contaminated water, which was used for cooking, drinking and bathing, could impact the health of people who lived, worked or served at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between Aug. 1, 1953, and Dec. 31, 1987.
Common injuries, diseases and illnesses resulting from the contamination include various cancers, miscarriage, leukemia, Parkinson’s Disease and birth defects.
One person has already filed suit against the U.S. government, saying he developed cancer after serving at the base in the 1980s.
The PACT Act also expands health care benefits to millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits during their military service.
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