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Anyone exposed to water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, can file a claim for injuries sustained by such exposure. This includes Veterans, their families, contractors, and others, including children exposed to toxic water in utero. To be eligible to receive compensation, you must meet those criteria and file your lawsuit against the federal government by August 8, 2024.
We will represent all qualified persons who suffered from illnesses or deaths caused by exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune on a contingency basis. This means you will never pay any attorneys’ fees unless we win compensation in your case. To access your free, no-obligation consultation, use the online form feature on this site. One of our team members handling the Camp Lejeune Legal claims for cancer or severe illness will contact you to answer any of your questions.
Not all the water at Camp Lejeune caused cancer. Persons living and working in areas serviced by two of the main water distribution systems, Hadnot Point and Tarawa Terrace, were exposed to toxic chemicals and carcinogens in their drinking and bathing water. Areas serviced by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune included barracks, family housing (both permanent and temporary), daycares, schools, and numerous workplaces. Anyone who lived or worked in areas serviced by these water distribution systems for at least 30 days may have been affected by toxicants in the water at Camp Lejeune.
The list of illnesses and cancers likely caused by exposure to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune is very long and still being researched and developed. Based on the ATSDR Study, we are accepting the following illnesses:
- Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Adult Leukemia
- Childhood Leukemia
- Multiple Myeloma
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Cardiac Defects
- Other Kidney Diseases/End Stage Renal Disease (Dialysis)
- Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Systemic Sclerosis/Scleroderma
- Other (Please select Other and then select the qualified injury below in a new question.)
- Neural Tube Defects
- Male Breast Cancer
- Brain Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Soft tissue sarcoma
- Rectal Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- ALS(Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
- Female Breast Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Oral Cleft(s)
The exact list of illnesses and cancers that will receive compensation will be determined through litigation. Still, you should complete our client form if you suffer from any of the above-listed illnesses and were on base for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987.
Yes, however, if you ultimately recover any money for your illnesses through this lawsuit, that amount will be offset by the amount of benefits you have received from the VA related to your illnesses.
This case is different from a class action for toxic exposure since Congress created a new federal right for individuals exposed to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune. If you meet the criteria for exposure and have a qualifying illness, and you decide to sign up with us, we will file an individual lawsuit on your behalf in the federal district court, as required by the law. You will be compensated based on your unique damages if we win compensation for you or your deceased family member.
Under the terms of the law giving you the right to sue the federal government, you will have until August 10, 2024, or 180 days from the time the VA denies your claim for disability benefits, whichever is longer.
Approximately seventy harmful chemicals were detected at unsafe levels in Camp Lejeune water sources. Camp Lejeune cancer claims identify known carcinogens, including benzene, PCE (perchloroethylene), and TCE (trichloroethylene), which were detected at levels 340 – 2,400 times the safe exposure levels for humans.
Any person who lived or worked on Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, and was exposed to the contaminated water sources at home, work, daycare, or school may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune water claim for cancer.
If the person suffering an illness is alive and legally competent, that person will complete the required documentation. The lawsuit will be filed in that person’s name. However, if your loved one is incapacitated (i.e., not legally able to make decisions), then their legal representative may sign up with us on behalf of that person. Finally, if the person exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune has passed away from their illness. A family member or family members, or other legal representatives, may be eligible to file a claim.
Most of us would prefer not to get involved in a lawsuit. But if you or a loved one has suffered from a severe illness from toxic exposure, you are bound to encounter significant medical fees. Between surgeries, treatment, hospital stays, long-term care, and other costs, the medical expenses can be enough to cripple a family financially. The cost of healthcare is constantly rising, making it impossible to predict how much you may require to cover medical costs. No amount of money can undo the wrong caused by exposure to toxins. A lawsuit can provide financial security to your family and help bring attention to the larger problem. In addition to helping your family get the compensation you deserve, your lawsuit may protect current and future service members and their families.