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TCE at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base

By Ben Pace, Legal Analyst

TCE is a cancer-causing substance that was found in the Camp Lejeune water supply between 1953 and 1987. The primary affected areas by TCE contamination include Tarawa Terrace, Hadnot Point, and Holcomb Boulevard housing areas. The contamination spread into homes, schools, workplaces, and other areas.

These communities were exposed to dangerously high levels of TCE, with water toxicity readings of hundreds of times more than the EPA recommended limit (EPA recommended limit: 5 parts-per-billion. Camp Lejeune water: 1,400 parts-per-billion).1

TCE: Related Symptoms and Health Conditions

Common symptoms from TCE exposure include:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Persistent Pain

If you or a loved one have experienced any of the symptoms and were exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, it is essential to seek medical attention.

Exposure to TCE has been directly linked to many health conditions, including Parkinson’s Disease, kidney cancer, liver cancer, and others.2

Legal Action: Making a Claim

Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a settlement plan for various claims, known as the “Elective Option,” which covers a range of health conditions including those caused by direct exposure to TCE.3

If you or a family member have been affected by the TCE contamination at Camp Lejeune, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and claim compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your exposure. Don’t hesitate to contact the experienced New York attorneys of Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo Plotkin & Hellman LLP for a free consultation today.

While filing a lawsuit may seem daunting, our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means they only get paid if your claim is successful, ensuring that money is not an obstacle to seeking justice.

It’s time to explore your legal options and seek the justice you deserve. We are here to help you make a claim and secure the compensation you need to move forward.


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