Upwards of 1 million people have been battling the devastating effects and financial burdens, which were caused by the environmental tragedy, where the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with dangerous toxic chemicals.
Many of these former residents or family members are still seeking justice and accountability, in order to relieve the many burdens placed upon them by the incident. In this blog post, we will explore how mass tort litigation can help individuals, in combination with an experienced law firm, such as Shamis & Gentile, P.A.
Why Accountability is Important
Seeking accountability for the Camp Lejeune water contamination incident is essential to provide justice, support, and compensation for the affected individuals, prevent future incidents, and drive policy improvements to safeguard public health and the environment.
Not only in order to establish trust in the authorities, but also because the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune was found to contain several harmful chemicals, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride.
Furthermore, it has been shown that prolonged exposure to these contaminants has been linked to an increased risk of several types of cancer, including kidney cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, as well as reproductive issues, birth defects, Parkinson’s disease and more.
While a successful lawsuit might not give people back the life quality they had before the incident, it is an important step in finding some emotional relief and a sense that justice has finally been found. It can also be a massive sign of acknowledgment and vindication for people who have been fighting to have their voices heard for years.
How Mass Torts can Provide Accountability
While there are several different legal paths to walk for victims of the Camp Lejeune water incident, mass tort litigation is one of the more powerful tools. Individuals can band together and leverage a unified strength, where their voices are amplified, their chances of fair compensation increased, and a call for accountability becomes too strong to be ignored or swept away.
Mass torts provide a platform for victims to share resources, experiences, and legal strategies, fostering a supportive network that empowers individuals in their fight for accountability. At Shamis & Gentile, P.A., we are well versed in supporting and guiding victims throughout the entire legal process.
We understand how important this matter is for the victims involved, and our professional approach to securing scientific and medical evidence will help provide a solid case, and ensure accountability at the different levels of management and organizations involved.
At the same time, we also ensure that your rights as a victim and individual are presented in an effective manner, providing the least amount of friction and stress during the case. We will evaluate each claim individually, taking into account the extent of the health issues and exposure to the contaminated water.
We will help with all aspects of the proceedings, from collecting crucial evidence and expert opinions, coordinating with witnesses and medical professionals, in order to build a complete legal case, with watertight arguments and a proven legal strategy.
This ensures that we can help you reach a fair and just settlement, or take the case to trial where we can claim compensation on your behalf, and seek accountability for the negligence that transpired.
If you or your loved ones have been affected by the Camp Lejeune water contamination, feel free to contact Shamis & Gentile, P.A., in order to explore your legal options and embark on the journey towards accountability.