Camp Lejeune Toxic Water / Cancer Claims
What is Camp Lejeune?
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is a U.S. military training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Between about 1953 and 1987, nearly 1 million Marines and their families, who lived and were stationed at Camp Lejeune, were exposed to contaminated water.
What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a bill that allows individuals who meet the criteria for an actionable claim to sue and recover damages for harm caused by exposure to the contaminated water. The purpose of the bill is to make it easier for affected individuals to seek justice through the legal process. The bill is expected to be signed into law soon.
Do I Have a Claim?
There are two basic requirements to have an actionable claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act:
- Demonstrate exposure to the contaminated water by living or working at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days in the period between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987; and
- Provide evidence linking a suffered harm, like cancer, to the toxic substances with which the water was polluted.
The Veterans Administration has acknowledged the following conditions as potentially related to the Camp Lejeune water contamination:
- Breast Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Renal Toxicity
- Female Infertility
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Hepatic Steatosis
- Neurobehavioral Effects
- Esophageal Cancer
There are likely more illnesses and medical conditions that may be related to the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune water contamination.
Marines Stationed at Camp Lejeune Should Speak with a Dedicated Attorney
If you or a loved one lived or were stationed at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, and have suffered from a potentially related disease, contact Attorney John Cooper to discuss your claim.