At first glance, Midway Park seems like a family-friendly community serving Marines and their families. Yet, behind the charming finishes and clapboard houses, there’s a sinister history. From December 1953 to August 1987, residents suffered exposure to toxic chemicals in their water supply. This has spurred many claims and lawsuits against the government.
If you developed a life-threatening condition and want to file a Midway Park Camp Lejeune toxic water lawsuit, Van Law stands ready to manage your case. The lawyers at our team have decades of combined legal experience, offering honest guidance at no out-of-pocket expense. You can explore your options with our team at your earliest convenience.
Understanding the Toxic Water Contamination at Midway Park
Before explaining our firm’s services and your next steps, we want you to understand what happened at Camp Lejeune regarding the toxic water. We believe a bit of background will grant the information needed to make decisions for your case.
From December 1953 to August 1987, more than one million servicepeople and their families lived at Camp Lejeune. The North Carolina base operated off eight water treatment plants, three of which were contaminated.
In the following years, former residents of the community came forward, alleging that because of the toxic water, they developed life-altering conditions. Now, claimants have the option of seeking benefits through:
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers benefits to veterans injured or otherwise impaired due to their service. When seeking damages for losses stemming from Camp Lejeune’s toxic water, claimants must show:
- They lived at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1953 to December 1987.
- They were not dishonorably discharged.
VA lists some “presumptive” conditions that qualify for benefits. These are illnesses that the government links to Camp Lejeune’s water contamination. They range from aplastic anemia to cancer.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022
Prior to August 2022, the only way Midway Park Camp Lejeune residents could receive compensation or benefits was through VA. However, with the implementation of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, affected families can recover damages from the government.
These damages include payment for:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and future loss of earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death-related losses, such as funeral expenses
There’s a reason why Van Law has countless five-star reviews. That’s because we’ve recovered more than $50 million for injured claimants in situations like yours. We make ourselves available around the clock to answer your questions and listen to your story. What’s more, we offer in-home consultations if you cannot come visit us.
Why Work With Van Law?
Getting compensation is rarely a straightforward endeavor. Filing a claim on your own could mean mountains of paperwork, never-ending phone calls, and a waiting period that seems like forever. You don’t have to endure those things when you have a lawyer on your side.
Van Law aims to make everything about pursuing compensation as easy as possible. We can:
- Investigate your condition and time in the military
- Determine your compensable losses
- File your claim
- Update you on your case’s progression
- Explain your options during a no-obligation consultation
- Communicate with those involved
Since we first founded our firm, we’ve operated on contingency. Getting our attorney’s fees is contingent on your case’s success. That means you pay nothing if your case doesn’t yield a positive outcome.
What You Can Recover (and How Much) Depends on Your Situation
There are several factors that determine how much compensation you could get through VA or the government. These factors include:
- How long you were exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune
- The total value of your past, current, and future medical expenses
- The severity of the health issues you suffer(ed)
- Your loss of income from your medical condition
- Other economic damages you experienced due to your medical condition
- Cost of funeral and burial expenses, where applicable
Our Camp Lejeune lawsuit lawyers hope to resolve your case as quickly as possible. During our partnership, you can expect regular updates from our firm about your case.
These Conditions Could Allow You to Seek Benefits and Other Damages
VA lists some presumptive conditions linked to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune. They include:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Myelodysplastic syndrome and aplastic anemia
- Adult leukemia
Using your service records and treatment plan, our lawyers can present a compelling case to the liable party. That way, you can get the damages you deserve without an arduous fight.
Which Water Distribution Plants Were Contaminated by Toxic Water?
As noted, there were three primary water distribution plants that became contaminated at Camp Lejeune. Two of them directly served the residents of Midway Park. These plants include:
The Holcomb Boulevard Water Distribution Plant
The Holcomb Boulevard water distribution plant was not inherently toxic. Yet, it received its water supply from a nearby plant, which was. The government shut down the plant in 1985.
The Hadnot Point Water Distribution Plant
The wells at the Hadnot Point water treatment facility served multiple locations at Camp Lejeune, including Midway Manor. The main contaminant in the water supply was trichloroethylene (TCE). In an acceptable body of water, it’s about five parts per billion (PPB). In Midway Park, however, the PPB was 1,400––which is extremely high. The plant was also shut down in 1985.
Call Our Office for Help With Your Midway Park Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lawsuit
Are you ready to get much-needed justice? Call Van Law to learn more about how our team supports veterans and their families. When you call, you can expect to hear a friendly voice on the other end, eager to learn about your legal goals and circumstances.
My experience with this firm was great. I worked with Yesenia who kept me updated every step of the way and answered questions I had and they was a lot. Helped make sure my daughter was included as well.Mary Turner
This was the best law firm experience I have ever had in my life and I have had several. Van Law Firm is the best in Vegas and the only law firm I will ever use.Jackin Ralph
I want to thank Van Law Firm for the hard work and dedication they put into my case. My case manager Norma was great and explained everything in detail and answered any questions I had.Darla Storm