Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit
If you served, worked or lived at US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December 1987, you may have been exposed to contaminants in the drinking water. Evidence has shown a connection between exposure to these chemicals/toxins and the development of certain diseases later in life. Claims can even include affected children in utero during their parents’ presence at the base.
If you or your loved one suffered from serious health conditions after being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, you may be entitled to compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA). Contact our experienced attorney’s to learn more.
A Brief History of Camp Lejeune
In 1941, Congress authorized over 14 million dollars to construct the Marine Corps Base, which now occupies 246 square miles of land, 6,946 buildings/facilities and supports 150,000 service members, families and civilians. From 1942 to the present day, the family housing areas are served by three water distribution systems; Hadnot Point, Tarawa Terrance and Holcomb Blvd. However, starting in the 1950s, improper waste disposal practices from a local business resulted in the release of harmful contaminates into the groundwater that eventually spread to residents drinking water.
Toxic chemicals that were found in the waters of Camp Lejeune included:
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Perchloroethylene (PCE)
- Calcium Hypochlorite
- Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
Who is Covered Under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA)
- Individual who have resided, worked, or was otherwise exposed (including in utero exposure) for a minimum of 30 days
- During the period beginning on August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987
- Diagnosed with cancer or a serious illness
Common Cancers, Diseases and Illnesses Related to the Camp Lejeune’s Water Contamination
- Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Adult Leukemia
- Childhood Leukemia
- Multiple Myeloma
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Cardiac Defect
- Other Kidney Diseases
- Systematic Sclerosis/Scleroderma
- Aplastic Anemia & Other Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Statute of Limitations
- A claim in an action under this section may not be commenced after the later of:
- (A) the date that is two years after the date of enactment of this Act; or
- (B) the date that is 180 days after the date on which the claim is denied under section 2675 of title 28, United States Code.
- You may file an administrative claim up until August 10, 2024