Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Did you serve, live or work at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina between August 1953, and December 1987?

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Did you or a loved one serve, live, or work on US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina from August 1, 1953 - December 31, 1987? *


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Did you or a loved one serve, live, or work on US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina from August 1, 1953 - December 31, 1987? *




Did you have your claim for disability denied by the Veterans Administration? You may be eligible for compensation.

Did you have your claim for disability denied by the Veterans Administration? You may be eligible for compensation.
FREE CASE EVALUATION NO OBLIGATION Call toll free: (877)-348-1211 Or complete this form to have our firm review your case for FREE! U.S. Veterans, their family members or others may have been exposed to contaminated drinking water between 1953 and 1987 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and developed cancer or other serious health issues years later. Some of these servicemen, families or others present at the base have been deemed ineligible or had their claims denied by the Veterans Administration, but a new law may allow them compensation.


Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Routine water testing in 1982 found that drinking water sources at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene, or perchloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride (VC), all of which are known to be carcinogenic or harmful to humans. Contamination of water was documented at up to 300 times acceptable levels in some cases. Camp Lejeune water contamination sources included leaking underground water storage tanks and waste disposal sites. The contaminated wells were mostly closed by February of 1985; however, those who had been exposed have faced cancer and other serious health problems related to the chemicals.
Health conditions may include :

  • > Bladder cancer
  • > Breast cancer
  • > Esophageal cancer
  • > Female infertility
  • > Hepatic steatosis
  • > Kidney cancer
  • > Leukemia
  • > Lung cancer
  • > Miscarriage
  • > Multiple myeloma
  • > Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • > Neurobehavioral effects
  • > Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • > Renal toxicity
  • > Scleroderma
  • > Parkinson’s disease
  • > Other health conditions
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Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022

The Camp LejeuneJustice Act of 2022 is a bipartisan bill intended to ensure that individuals – veterans, their family members or other individuals living or working at the base between 1953 and 1987 – who were harmed by water contamination at Camp Lejeune receive fair compensation. Many of these individuals have had their claims inappropriately denied or delayed, resulting in additional harm.

The Bill is making its way through Congress as part of the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 4, 2022. The Act will permit people who worked, lived, or were exposed in-utero, to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, to file a claim in U.S. federal court.

People or loved ones of those who lived, worked, or were stationed at Camp Lejeune who experienced a water toxicity-related illness may be eligible for compensation.

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