Camp Geiger isn’t included in the Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit because the water at that base wasn’t contaminated. However, you may have gotten ill if you were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. In that case, you may be able to file a lawsuit.
Our firm can determine your eligibility to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit. We’ll further explain what we can do for you during a free consultation.
Did Camp Geiger Have Contaminated Water?
Camp Geiger is a base within the larger base, Camp Lejeune. However, the two bases aren’t connected geographically or by the same water source. Camp Geiger was served by a separate water source that wasn’t contaminated with toxins, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
So, if you were stationed at Camp Geiger, you drank and bathed in clean water. However, if you were in other areas of the Camp Lejeune base, you may have been exposed to contaminated water. In that event, you may qualify for a personal injury case.
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What Military Bases Had Contaminated Water?
There were eight water treatment plants serving water to barracks and houses. These plants were Courthouse Bay, Hadnot Point, Holcomb Boulevard, Montford Point/Camp Johnson, New River, Onslow Beach, Rifle Range, and Tarawa Terrace. Out of these plants, three served contaminated water: Hadnot Point, Holcomb Boulevard, and Tarawa Terrace.
Those three plants served contaminated water to:
- Barracks and most bachelors quarters: (Served by Hadnot Point)
- Berkeley Manor, Midway Park, Paradise Point (Prior to June 1972, served by Hadnot Point)
- Berkeley Manor, Midway Park, Paradise Point, Watkins Village (After June 1972, served by Holcomb Boulevard and Hadnot Point)
- Hospital Point (Served by Hadnot Point)
- Knox Trailer Park (Served by Tarawa Terrace and Montford Point/Camp Johnson)
- Tarawa Terrace (Served by the Tarawa Terrace plant)
Camp Geiger, Camp Johnson, Courthouse Bay, New River, and Rifle Range were served by plants that were not contaminated. These areas aren’t part of the Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit.
Who Qualifies for a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit?
As of July 2022, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 is close to becoming a law. This act will enable those suffering health complications due to Camp Lejeune water contamination to sue the government.
You can qualify for a lawsuit against the government if you can show that:
- You were stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (or Marine Corps Air Station New River).
- You were on active duty.
- You served anytime between August 1953 and December 1987.
- You served for 30 days or longer.
- You were not dishonorably discharged.
- Your health condition qualifies for compensation.
Civilian workers, residents, and family members may also be able to qualify for a lawsuit.
Which Conditions Qualify for a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit?
Per the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), certain medical conditions can qualify a person for a legal claim. The qualifying conditions are:
- Aplastic anemia or another myelodysplastic syndrome
- Leukemia or bladder, liver, or kidney cancer
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
These conditions may also qualify someone for a lawsuit. Certain other conditions may also qualify.
What Damages Could I Collect in a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit?
You may have many damages linked to your health condition. For example, you might be suffering physical pain and disability, as well as accumulating financial damages, like medical bills and a reduced earning potential. Filing a Camp Lejeune case may help you collect such damages and others.
You may be able to collect wrongful death damages, such as funeral bills and loss of consortium, in a lawsuit if you lost a loved one due to illness. These damages may help you support your family and even find some closure.
If the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 goes into law, you’ll have up to two years from that date to file a lawsuit for compensation.
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How a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Attorney Can Help
Regardless of what your situation is, our firm can help. One of our attorneys can take on your case related to Camp Lejeune water contamination. By letting us handle your case, you’ll be able to focus on other matters, like your wellness. Your attorney will:
- Establish your eligibility to file for compensation
- Find evidence for your lawsuit, such as your medical documentation and medical expert testimony
- Help you meet the filing deadline for your lawsuit
- File your lawsuit, ensuring thoroughness and accordance with procedure
- Represent you in court and fight for your rights there
- Appeal a denial of compensation, if applicable
- Bring another lawsuit if you filed a year ago and received a denial
About Your Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Attorney in Central Florida
Our firm’s founder and lead attorney is David C. Dismuke, a Florida Bar board-certified civil trial attorney. He has more than 18 years of experience with personal injury cases.
David and the rest of the attorneys at our firm have received many awards over the years and excellent client feedback. Our clients appreciate how we treat them like individuals, not case files, and how we’re able to take on government entities. You can expect your attorney to treat you like an individual, too, as well as help you sue the government for your due compensation.
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If you or a family member suffered illness anywhere in Camp Lejeune, Dismuke Law can help. One of the first things we’ll do is offer you a case review at no cost. During this consultation, we’ll help determine your eligibility for a Camp Lejeune lawsuit. If you’re eligible, one of our attorneys will offer their services to you at no cost unless they recover compensation for you.
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