Veterans and Their Families Prepare to File Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims

Camp Lejeune is a United State Marine Corps base located in North Carolina.  For over three decades, between 1953 and 1987, the camp’s water supply was contaminated with many toxic substances that resulted in exposure limits up to 280 times over safe exposure limits.  Millions of Marines, families, and civilian workers were exposed and put at risk of developing life-altering, debilitating, and life-ending illnesses while serving their country.

The contaminated water affected thousands of families.  These families will soon be able to file claims, though the ability to do so is dependent upon the passing and signing of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which has been added to the Sergeant First Class Robinson Honoring Our Pact Act.  Once this Act is signed, veterans and their families may file claims against the Government to obtain the compensation and justice they deserve for suffering, injuries and/or wrongful death caused by exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

Individuals diagnosed with one or more of the following diseases may qualify for compensation if they were stationed, living, and/or working at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987:

  • Aplastic anemia 
  • Appendix cancer 
  • Autoimmune diseases 
  • Bile duct cancer 
  • Bladder cancer 
  • Brain cancer 
  • Breast cancer 
  • Colorectal cancer 
  • Esophageal cancer 
  • Female infertility 
  • Gallbladder cancer 
  • Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver disease) 
  • Intestinal cancer 
  • Kidney cancer 
  • Leukemia 
  • Liver cancer 
  • Lung cancer 
  • Miscarriage 
  • Multiple myeloma 
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes 
  • Neurobehavioral effects 
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 
  • Parkinson’s disease 
  • Pancreatic cancer 
  • Prostate cancer 
  • Renal toxicity 
  • Scleroderma 
  • Sinus cancer 
  • Soft tissue sarcoma 
  • Spinal cancer 
  • Thyroid cancer 

Additionally, there are also specific injuries that have occurred in infants born to those that were stationed at Camp Lejeune, or those that lived at the camp, that include, but are not limited to: 

  • Birth defects 
  • Cognitive disability 
  • Congenital malformation (microcephaly) 
  • Conjoined twins 

If you or a loved one were stationed, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune between the years of 1953 and 1987 for at least 30 days, you may qualify for compensation from the Government.  Please reach out to our firm today either online or by calling our toll-free number at 800-459-2222.