Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lawsuit

Camp Lejeune experienced devastating water contamination between August 1953 – December 1987. The toxic drinking water has been linked to cancer and other illnesses.

DEADLINE TO FILE: You have until August 10, 2024 to file a claim. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a free case review.

What is Camp Lejeune?

Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps Base Camp located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. With a population of 170,000, the community consisted of those on active duty, families, retirees, and employees.

Camp Lejeune was equivalent to a fully functioning city. Approximately $3 billion in commerce each year came from payrolls and contracts to help support the training for Marines.

Sitting on 156,000 acres and 11 miles of beach, the main goal for Camp Lejeune was to be combat-ready for expeditionary deployment. The land included landing zones, training facilities, and live-fire ranges.

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with cancer or other health issues after exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune? Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online for a free case review.

Cancers & Health Problems Linked to the Toxic Water

The contaminated water may have caused:

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cardiac birth defect
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis)
  • Female infertility
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Kidney cancer
  • Larynx cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Non-Cardiac birth defect
  • Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
  • Oral cavity and pharynx cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Renal disease
  • Renal failure
  • Renal toxicity
  • Scleroderma
  • Systematic sclerosis
  • Thyroid cancer

What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a new law that allows for filing a lawsuit in U.S. federal court. Compensation for this lawsuit includes the pain and suffering from your illness and anything related to the illness’s medical expenses.

Initially, veterans were denied disability benefits by the Veterans Administration from the water contamination. Under the new law, veterans who were refused benefits may now qualify for compensation.

Who qualifies for compensation?

To qualify for compensation, you must have one of the following criteria:

  • Served, lived, or worked at the camp for more than 30 days consecutively between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.
  • Anyone in utero between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.

People who were diagnosed over two years ago with serious health conditions can now file a lawsuit, but with short time frames, it is important to act now.

What was Found in the Water?

In 1982, Camp Lejeune experienced contamination when two of its eight water treatment facilities were found to have toxic chemicals during routine water testing. The following chemicals were found in the water:

  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Perchloroethylene (PCE)
  • Benzene
  • Vinyl Chloride
  • Other Compounds

If you or a loved one suffered from the water contamination at Camp Lejeune, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the experienced attorneys of Elk + Elk at 1-800-ELK-OHIO or fill out a form online for a free case review.