Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
Under Congressional legislation, Marines and other service members, contractors, and others who lived or worked at Camp Lejuene in North Carolina between Aug. 1, 1953, and Dec. 31, 1987, may be eligible for compensation from the U.S. government a result of their exposure to contaminated water on the base. We are now looking into possible new cases.
So what happened? According to numerous government studies, people living or working at Camp Lejeune (a Marine Corps base in Jacksonville, N.C) from the 1950s until late 1980s may have been exposed to the drinking water contaminated with dangerous chemicals. By the time two contaminated wells on the base closed in 1985, thousands had already been exposed. See our Camp Lejeune FAQ page to learn more.
To be eligible under the Camp Lejeune legislation, there are several qualifying diseases with which you must have been diagnosed including:
- aplastic anemia
- bladder cancer
- cervical and ovarian cancer
- chemically induced parkinsonism
- chronic renal failure/disease
- esophageal cancer
- Hodgkin’s disease
- kidney cancer
- liver cancer
- lung cancer
- male and female breast cancer
- multiple myeloma
- myelodysplastic syndrome
- neurological disorders
- non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- prostate cancer
- systematic sclerosis/scleroderma
Camp Lejeune’s toxic water has also been linked to widespread birth defects and high rates of stillborn babies and miscarriages, as well as reproductive health problems in women.
Please do not feel you must resort to calling some tv or radio advertiser or other firm located in New York, Ohio, or California to get help with this kind of case. If you or a loved one served or worked at Camp Lejeune between Aug. 1, 1953, and Dec. 31, 1987, and developed severe health complications, email or call us at 423-265-2385 for more information.