Camp Lejeune is a military base located in North Carolina. The base is home to around 45,000 military members and their families. The base has been the site of numerous toxic water exposure lawsuits in the last few decades. This blog post will explain what happened in the Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Exposure Lawsuit.
The Toxic Water Exposure Lawsuit
In 2013, the United States Marine Corps Camp Lejeune experienced a toxic water exposure. The water was contaminated with chemicals that caused several health problems for the service members and their families. The number of cases of sickness that water exposure caused has been estimated to be somewhere between 4,000 and 8,000. This exposure caused a class action lawsuit to be filed against the United States Marine Corps by the Camp Lejeune Veterans. The case was filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina United States District Court. This lawsuit is still ongoing.
The Victims of Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Exposure
In October 2015, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled that the Marine Corps had not provided adequate protection for the water supply on Camp Lejeune. The court found that the Marine Corps had been negligent in designing and constructing the Camp Lejeune water system and was responsible for the exposure to toxic water. It was also responsible for the health problems of those on the base. In January 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the decision.
The Parties Involved in the Toxic Water Exposure Lawsuit
The Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Exposure Lawsuit was filed by the US Marine Corps, the Department of Defense, and the Department of the Navy. The lawsuit claims that toxic water contamination from Camp Lejeune caused harm to the families and communities of Camp Lejeune. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are the individuals who were exposed to the toxic water and their family members. The defendants in the lawsuit are the United States and the United States Navy. The United States Marine Corps, Department of Defense, and Department of the Navy have all been sued for toxic water exposure on Camp Lejeune.
The toxic water exposure lawsuit was a class action lawsuit against the United States Marine Corps. It was a lawsuit filed by the Camp Lejeune United States Marine Corps Base, accused of contaminating the water and causing health problems for the soldiers and their families. The case was filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina United States District Court. The plaintiffs claimed that the United States Marine Corps and the Defense Department were negligent in their duty to protect the soldiers, who were exposed to contaminated water and chemicals at Camp Lejeune for more than thirty years.