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Both law partners at Roberts & Harris PC, Patrick Roberts and Ranchor Harris come from proud military families, the latter of whom is a member of a Gold Star Family. With our law firm’s founders’ deep connections to military service, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 provides the opportunity for our attorneys to give back to those who have bravely sacrificed their lives to protect ours.
The Act provides long-awaited relief for military personnel and their families to pursue meaningful compensation for injuries and illnesses suffered from exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Our civil litigation lawyers in Raleigh understand how exposure to certain chemicals can have detrimental health consequences for the people affected. In many cases, it was difficult for service members, workers, and their families to understand where these health problems originated until the timeline of the Camp Lejeune water contamination became clear.
Here is how the contamination has impacted the lives of those who lived or worked on the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between 1953 and 1987.
What Health Consequences are Related to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?
The Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune water supply was contaminated with four main chemicals, including trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride.
Thousands of our country’s soldiers, their families, and civilians lived, worked, or spent time at Camp Lejeune over three decades, with estimates of those affected reaching between 500,000 and one million people.
Researchers for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) have found that the water’s chemicals might contribute to several health problems, including:
- Brain Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Prostate Cancer
- Rectal Cancer
- Soft Tissue Cancers
The impact can also be significant on unborn children, increasing the risk for miscarriages, low birth weight, neural tube defects, and other significant malformations.
Physical health problems can impact mental, emotional, and social health, as well as the financial stability of those impacted by the contamination. Medical costs from these conditions can span a lifetime, placing our clients under significant financial stress that impacts their ability to effectively treat their conditions.
We want to help.
Roberts & Harris PC Represents Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims at a Discounted Rate
At Roberts & Harris PC, our skilled civil litigation lawyers in Raleigh have been representing clients throughout North Carolina at both state and federal levels for more than four combined decades.
Our commitment to pursuing justice for the military and all those impacted by the Camp Lejeune water contamination demands a special, reduced rate structure.
We represent all eligible Camp Lejeune clients using a 25% fee structure, so our clients can keep more of the financial recovery they are entitled to.
Our dedicated North Carolina civil litigation attorneys are trial-tested legal advocates who have collectively served as lead counsel in over one hundred jury trials that allowed our clients to reach the successful outcomes they deserved.
Our law firm partner, Patrick Roberts, was sworn into the North Carolina Bar in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where Camp Lejeune is located. He tried his first case there, defending a Marine accused of attempted murder, and over the years has proudly represented many soldiers and their families in Jacksonville.
In addition, Rancho Harris has extensive experience in multi-district litigation and mass torts cases, allowing both attorneys to provide the skilled legal representation you and your family need to pursue actual results from the U.S. government.
We are proud to provide the necessary legal efforts to hold the North Carolina Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune liable for injuries and fatalities caused by contaminated water on the base, and failures by U.S. Marine officials to act on the issue.
Even if you are represented by an out-of-state law firm or attorney, Roberts & Harris can serve as local counsel for clients on these matters to ensure you have access to the justice you deserve for the damages you suffered during your brave service to our country.
Contact our skilled Raleigh civil litigation attorneys at Roberts & Harris PC today at 919-249-5006 or online to learn how we can help provide exceptional legal solutions for your unique needs today. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Raleigh for more legal help.