Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Claims
Anyone who lived, worked, or served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987 and suffered injuries or death from exposure to contaminated water may be eligible for disability, healthcare, and/or compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. Those potentially eligible for compensation include military personnel, guardsmen, reservists, military family members, and civilian employees who worked on the base.
The contaminated water was used for drinking, cooking, and bathing in enlisted family housing, barracks, schools, base hospitals, recreational areas, and administrative offices. The government was aware of the contamination but ignored experts’ warnings.
The contaminants found in the water include:
- volatile organic compounds
- chemicals used on heavy machinery
- 70+ other highly toxic substances
Injuries from exposure to the contaminated water include:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Birth Defects
- Multiple Myeloma and other Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Aplastic Anemia and other Bone Marrow Conditions
- Renal Toxicity
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act went into effect on August 10, 2022. It allows victims of toxic water contamination at Camp Lejeune to pursue litigation against the federal government. Those injured by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune only have two years from the date the law went into effect (August 10, 2022) to file a claim.