Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

On Behalf of | Aug 15, 2022 | Personal Injury

Military personnel and their families deserve nothing less than safety and good health for their humble service of our country.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 has recently brought to light the presence of dangerous toxic chemicals in the Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River drinking water between the years 1953 through 1987.

Routine testing of the water supply at Camp Lejeune in 1982 found that two out of the eight water supplies at Camp Lejeune; Hadnot Point and Tarawa Terrace, were found to be contaminated with highly toxic chemicals for over 30 years.

These drinking water sources were contaminated with benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene, or perchloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride (VC), all of which are known to be carcinogenic and/or harmful to humans.

Water contamination sources at Camp Lejeune included cleaning solvents, fuel pollutants, and other pollution from leaking underground water storage tanks and waste disposal sites. Most of the contaminated wells were closed by February of 1985.

Marines, their families, and civilian workers stationed at Camp Lejeune and others who lived or worked on base at any time during the affected years may have been exposed to these contaminants. Contamination of water in some cases was shown to be up to 300 times the acceptable levels of these substances causing civilians, military, and families to potentially get sick, and even die.

If you or a loved one served, lived, or worked on US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina from August 1, 1953 – December 31, 1987, you may be entitled to compensation if you‘ve since been diagnosed with a number of different health conditions.

Exposure may have lead to the following cancers, diseases, or complications:

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cardiac defect
  • Central Nervous System cancer (CNS)
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis)
  • Female Infertility
  • Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Immune disorders
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney damage
  • Kidney disease
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes (“MDS” or aplastic anemia)
  • Nerve damage
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Renal toxicity/disease
  • Scleroderma

“The Camp Lejeune Justice Act” is a bi-partisan bill currently working its way through Congress with the mission to grant Camp Lejeune’s victims the help to attain legal assistance needed to receive overdue justice and compensation they deserve for the serious health conditions which may have arose due to exposure to these toxic chemicals.

FAQs About The Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

Who Can We Help?

If you or a loved one spent time at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina between the years 1953-1987, have suffered adverse health complications as listed above, and are now residing in the State of Ohio, you may be entitled to compensation.

Can I File a Claim and How?

While there is no way to currently file a claim, there is a bill pending in the United States Senate that, if passed, would open up the opportunity those who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more, between 1953 and 1987, and got sick as a result would be entitled to file a claim. Claims would be able to then be filed regardless of the date of diagnosis.

Once the Bill Passes, How long do we have to file a claim?

The law will allow those who qualify to file claims for TWO YEARS from the date the bill is signed into law. Any claim thereafter could be subject to dismissal.

What if a potential victim is deceased?

Deceased individuals, regardless of when they passed, can qualify for a claim through their family and/or representative. Their family may be entitled to compensation if the death was related to the contaminated water.

What Steps Can I Take Now?

Please fill out a toxic water contamination claim for review or give us a call for a free consultation at 330-253-5454. Perantinides & Nolan is ready with your Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit.

Why Choose Perantinides & Nolan?

In addition to his over 53 years of experience of compassionate legal representation, Attorney Paul Perantinides was commissioned in the United States Army and was honorably discharged as captain in 1971. He has a special appreciation for those who have served our country and priority to get victims and their families long overdue compensation for their unnecessary suffering.

What If I Reside in North Carolina?

Please visit Miller Law Group for assistance who we are partnering with for those who reside in the State of North Carolina.

Additional Information

View the Camp LeJune Justice Act