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Are you, or a loved one, victim to a serious medical condition, birth defect or cancer diagnosis because of 30+ days exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune between 1953-1987?

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The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 gives the opportunity to bring lawsuits against the government for people who were exposed to the contaminated water at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

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Those who are impacted have two years from 10 August 2022 to file a lawsuit under this new law. Settlement of a Camp Lejeune lawsuit is on a case-by-case basis but are usually between settled between 6-8 months.

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Marines have trained at America’s premier amphibious military training facility since 1941. Important combat missions have included World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Over the years, asbestos and other toxic substances have been identified in the water at Camp Lejeune. As a result, people who served at the base were at risk of developing illnesses and cancer.

Multiple toxic chemicals, including VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from a number of sources, were contained in the water at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987.

A person who was at Camp Lejeune between 1953 to 1987, for 30 consecutive days or more, and has a health condition, is eligible to sue the federal government for harm as a result of the water exposure.

Who Can File a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit

Filing a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit. What is the statute of limitations?

The CLJA was signed August 10 2022. The statute of limitations (deadline) for filing a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit is usually two years from this date.

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If you have been diagnosed with the cancers, injuries, or other medical concerns listed below, you may be eligible for compensation, even if you are already obtaining VA benefits.

What cancers and injuries Qualify?

Breast cancer, bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer, leukemia, female infertility, hepatic steatosis.

Qualifying Health Concerns:

Parkinson’s disease, renal toxicity, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, neurobehavioral effects, miscarriage, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, scleroderma.




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How might I have been exposed to the contaminated water?

There are multiple ways you might have been exposed to the toxic chemicals in the tainted water. Drinking, bathing in it, cooking and cleaning with the contaminated water were all possible ways that veterans, their families, and base workers may have been exposed.

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What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022?

Part of the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022, the Camp Lejeune Act of 2022 is a bipartisan bill that endeavours to seek fair and just compensation for Camp Lejeune veterans, their families, and all others who worked on base between 1953-1987 and may have been harmed and impacted by the contaminated water.

Am I eligible file a Camp Lejeune contaminated water claim?

You must show evidence that you have been harmed by the contaminated water and that for at least 30 days you were exposed to the water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina between August 1, 1963 and December 31, 1986.

How did Camp Lejeune’s water become contaminated?

The two primary water plants were Hadnot Point and Tarawa Terrace. Underground waste disposal causing spills and leaks along with incorrect disposal from an off-site dry cleaner resulted in contamination at the water treatment plants and the distribution system for both MCAS New River and Camp Lejeune. Occasionally, water also came from the Holcomb Boulevard system.

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Veterans and their families who have been harmed by water contamination at Camp Lejeune are able to seek damages through the Camp Lejeune Justice Act by filing a claim against the Marines.

Even if you or they already receive compensation or other medical compensation from the VA for the Camp Lejeune water, you are still eligible to file a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Is there a time frame to file a Camp Lejeune claim?

Honoring our PACT Act, under the terms of Section 804, you will have until August 9 2024.

Is it possible to file a Camp Lejuene water claim on behalf of a family member?

A person who is suffering an illness from the water but is alive and legally competent is required to complete their own paperwork. In the instance that your loved one who was exposed to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune has passed away, a family member(s), or other legal representatives, may be entitled to file a claim for them.

Is the water at Camp Lejeune still contaminated?

The water is now most likely safe. The most heavily contaminated wells were shut down in 1985.

The U.S. Marine Corps found toxic chemicals in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune in 1982. From the early 1950s to the 1980s, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was potentially contaminated with dangerous chemicals that may cause different health issues and cancer.

How are Camp Lejeune Cancer Lawsuit Settlement Amounts decided?

Various factors may influence the settlement amount for a Camp Lejeune lawsuit from water contamination. Every case is unique and there is no guarantee of compensation or a specific amount. Some factors that may be considered include:

  • Medical expenses (past, current, and future)
  • Being unable to work, resulting in loss of income
  • Exposure length to the contaminated drinking water
  • Diagnosis of cancer type or other medical condition

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Those who were based at Camp Lejeune between 1957 to 1987 need to be aware of their legal options and understand their rights.

The Camp Lejeune attorneys at Levin & Perconti are dedicated to fighting for water contamination victims’ rights. We can be contacted 24-7 through an online form or call us at (855) 929-6041 to arrange a free consultation. Our lawyers are available to assist with you or your family members questions.

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