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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

The water at Camp Lejeune had for decades been contaminated with toxic chemicals which led to high instances of severe diseases.
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The Water at Camp Lejeune Was Contaminated for Over 30 years Causing Cancer and Other Health Problems

What Happened?

Waves of toxic chemicals poured into the base water supply over decades leading to cancers and other diseases among Marines, their families and others.

Who Are We After?

In 2022 the U.S. Congress passed a law that allows those harmed by the toxic waters at Camp Lejeune to sue the government for monetary damages.

Why Do We Fight?

We recognize the immense strain you carry, including the physical, emotional, and financial effects of this toxic exposure. The illnesses, the cancers, the lives lost – leave scars that may never fully heal.

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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination FAQs

You don’t pay us any fees up front. You will never pay us anything unless we win a recovery on your behalf.
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.
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.
Yes, but any award received through this lawsuit for your illnesses may be reduced by any benefits you've already received from the VA in relation to these same illnesses.
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 at Camp Lejeune, including various carcinogens, benzene, PCE (perchloroethylene), and TCE (trichloroethylene), which were detected at levels 340 – 2,400 times the safe exposure levels for humans.
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, then a family member or family members, or other legal representatives, may be eligible to file a claim.

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