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Written By: Robert King, Esq.
Legal Review By: Mike Stag, Esq.
The Camp Mabry Water Contamination Lawsuit is an active lawsuit
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Situated in Austin, Texas, Camp Mabry is a prominent military base, serving as the headquarters for the Texas Military Department, Texas Military Forces, and the Texas Military Forces Museum. Dating back to 1892, Camp Mabry proudly holds the title of the third-oldest active military installation in the state of Texas.

Camp Mabry’s water supply might have been contaminated with so-called “forever chemicals”, PFAS.

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Camp Mabry Water Contamination Lawsuit Overview

The Camp Mabry water contamination lawsuit, alongside other famous lawsuits like Camp Lejeune, can be an important case in the fight for veterans’ rights and against environmental injustice. These water contamination lawsuits aim to hold responsible parties accountable for the harmful contaminants that have infiltrated the drinking water supply at US military bases.

There have been some reports about potential PFAS contamination at Camp Mabry. The contamination most likely stemmed from AFFF use. Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) is commonly used at military bases and other locations where there is a risk of flammable liquid fires, such as aircraft hangars and fuel storage facilities. AFFF is preferred the following reasons:

  1. Efficient fire suppression 
  2. Long-Term Stability
  3. Regulatory Compliance 

However, it’s important to note that AFFF formulations historically contained per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which have raised environmental and health concerns due to their persistence in the environment and serious adverse health effects. As a result, there has been increasing scrutiny and efforts to phase out PFAS-containing AFFF in favor of alternative firefighting methods.

The Camp Mabry lawsuit is an evolving case, as contamination issues can evolve over time, and new information may emerge soon. If you’re concerned about PFAS exposure at Camp Mabry, it’s recommended thay you check with local authorities, environmental agencies, or news outlets for the most recent information.

Camp Mabry Water Contamination Map

A comprehensive map detailing the extent of water contamination at Camp Mabry provides crucial information for residents, authorities, and legal experts. The map illustrates areas with elevated levels of PFAS contaminants. Understanding the geographical distribution of contamination is essential for implementing targeted solutions and protecting military personnel, veterans and their families.

Contaminants Found in Camp Mabry Drinking Water

It is suspected that the drinking water at Camp Mabry contains PFAS chemicals that pose serious risks to human health.  

Exposure to (PFAS) has been linked to:

  • Elevated risk of specific cancers, specifically  testicular, kidney, and thyroid cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Alterations in cholesterol levels and high blood pressure
  • Impaired fetal growth and potential complications following bith, such as low birth weight
  • Compromised immune system function

It’s crucial to emphasize that these health risks are potential outcomes, and the severity of effects may vary significantly depending on an individual’s health status and the extent of exposure over time. 

Water Treatment Efforts at Camp Mabry

Ground water and surface water tests are performed regularly at Camp Mabry. These efforts include well testing (pumping tests) and groundwater sampling. 

Efforts to treat and mitigate water contamination at military bases have been ongoing, with a focus on implementing effective treatment technologies (filters) and infrastructure upgrades. Treatment methods such as filtration, chemical disinfection, and reverse osmosis are used to remove or reduce the amount of contaminants in the water supply. 

However, challenges remain, including the need for continued monitoring and maintenance to ensure the long-term effectiveness of these measures.

Eligibility Criteria for Camp Mabry Water Contamination Lawsuit

Individuals who suspect they might have been impacted by water contamination at Camp Mabry may be eligible to file a lawsuit and seek compensation. 

Eligibility criteria typically include evidence of exposure to contaminated water, documentation of health problems, and adherence to legal deadlines and requirements. 

  1. Duration of exposure is a critical factor in toxic exposure and water contamination lawsuits. Substances like PFAS tend to accumulate in the body over time, causing significant harm. Generally, legal action is pursued when a minimum of six months of exposure to PFAS or other toxic substances can be proven.
  2. Medical Diagnosis: Our legal team is currently examining cases related to the following conditions:
  • Testicular cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Kidney cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Prostate cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Thyroid disease
  • Leukemia
  • Bladder cancer

Our law firm is currently evaluating cases where individuals have been diagnosed with:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Multiple-Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Consulting with experienced attorneys specializing in environmental law and/or veteran’s rights is advisable for those considering legal action. Our team at King Law can evaluate your situation and determine whether you can pursue legal action. Contact King Law for a free case evaluation.

Estimated Settlement Amounts for Camp Mabry Water Contamination Cases

At King Law, we expect settlement amounts to range between $30,000 and $500,000 (which is a big range), although accurately predicting the precise value of each case can be rather challenging and there is never a guarantee that a settlement will happen.

Based on our analysis of similar lawsuits over the years, such cases tend to resolve within the $100,000 to $300,000 range, with an average settlement falling around $250,000.

Cases involving minor injuries or less apparent connections to the specific contaminants found on the base may result in lower settlements, typically ranging from $30,000 to $75,000.

How to File a Camp Mabry Water Contamination Lawsuit

Filing a lawsuit related to water contamination at Camp Mabry requires careful preparation and adherence to local legal procedures. 

Steps involved in filing a lawsuit usually include gathering evidence, documenting damages, identifying responsible parties, and submitting a formal complaint to the appropriate court. Legal representation from a reputable law firm can help you navigate this complex process.

Statute of Limitations for Camp Mabry Water Contamination Claims

It’s crucial for individuals who think they might have been affected by water contamination at Camp Mabry to be aware of the statute of limitations for filing claims. The statute of limitations sets a deadline by which legal action must be initiated. Once it has passed, the right to seek compensation may be forfeited.  

Statute of limitations vary by state and the circumstances of the case can impact your filing deadlines. It’s important to consult with a qualified attorney to understand the specific statute of limitations for your state as well as any exceptions or variations based on the details of your case.

Camp Mabry Water Contamination Lawyers

Securing competent legal representation is essential for individuals seeking compensation through the Camp Mabry water contamination lawsuit. Experienced attorneys specializing in environmental law and veteran’s rights can guide their clients through every step of the legal process. Working with a law firm with a proven track record of success in water contamination lawsuits is critical for maximizing the chances of a favorable outcome.

At King Law, we specialize in providing compassionate and effective legal representation to individuals and families affected by water contamination at military bases.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Learn more about the water contamination at Camp Mabry with the following frequently asked questions.

What is the Camp Mabry lawsuit?
There is an ongoing Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) concerning water contamination at military bases across the United States due to AFFF firefighting foam and forever chemicals.
What health problems are linked to Camp Mabry water contamination?
Exposure to PFAS (“forever chemicals”) has been linked to various serious health conditions, specifically cancers (kidney cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, and leukemia), reproductive and developmental problems, immune system failure, liver damage, neurological disorders, hormonal issues, cardiovascular disease and more. 
What steps should I take if I was affected by the Camp Mabry water contamination?
If you believe your or your loved one’s health has been affected by contamination at Camp Mabry, it’s important to seek medical attention, document your exposure history and medical treatments, collect all the relevant documents, and consult a lawyer to discuss your options.