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Camp Lejeune is a United States Armed Forces facility located in North Carolina. The Marine Corps base camp is the largest on the East Coast and covers more than 153,000 acres. Military personnel and their families may have been exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Toxic water supplies have resulted in a high rate of serious illnesses for those who spent time at the camp between 1953 and 1987.


Victims of illnesses and their families may be entitled to compensation for their damages. If you or a loved one suffered a serious medical problem due to exposure to toxic water while in Camp Lejeune, you may be able to seek money for the costs of medical care as well as other damages such as pain and suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney will help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.


Camp Lejeune Toxic Water

Camp Lejeune has been found to have had toxic water present that may have impacted hundreds of thousands of people, including military personnel, their families, and others who lived on or frequented the base. In 1982, testing found that water contained high levels of carcinogens that could cause serious illnesses in those who were exposed.


Contaminated water was present from 1953 through 1987. During that time, solvents leaked from tanks stored on the base and entered the water supply. The fuel depot was finally closed down in 1989, but not before exposing almost a million unsuspecting people to toxic chemicals in their water supply.


Those stationed at Camp Lejeune during that time, even for a period as short as 30 days, and subsequently got cancer may be eligible for compensation. You may be eligible even if you were denied veteran benefits for your illness.


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Illnesses Caused by Toxic Water at Camp Lejeune

The contaminated water supply at Camp Lejeune may be responsible for a large variety of illnesses. Some of these include:flag-over-u-s-s-arizona-memorial-1220640-768x1024

  • Birth defects
  • Miscarriage
  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Scleroderma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • ALS
  • Multiple Myeloma


If you developed any type of serious illness or cancer after exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, you may be owed money for your injuries. In addition, if a loved one dies as a result of an illness, you or your family may be entitled to compensation.


Lawsuit and Claim Process

Those who suffered serious illnesses as a result of exposure to toxins in the water supply at Camp Lejeune may file a lawsuit to seek compensation for their damages. You may file a lawsuit or choose the elective option. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) is legislation that extends the statute of limitations for filing lawsuits in this matter. In August 2022, the law provided a two-year extension to file claims. That deadline is approaching in 2024.


Claimants may file a lawsuit or may choose a streamlined elective payout for some types of illnesses. Elective payouts generally range from $100,000 to $550,000 and may be available in a short period of time. Lawsuits may result in higher payouts, but the process might be lengthier and more complex. It is important not to delay any further. Contact our legal office at Arnold & Smith, PLLC, at (704) 370-2828 to find out if you qualify for compensation.

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