Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

It has been shown that the Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River drinking water was dangerously toxic between the years of 1953 to 1987 due to significant chemical contamination. Marines, their families, and civilian workers stationed at Camp Lejeune were exposed to water that was contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals. This includes chemicals such as benzene, TCE (trichloroethylene), PCE (perchloroethylene), and vinyl chloride. These chemicals were found in 2 of the primary water treatment facilities on base – Hadnot Point and Tarawa Terrace.

Those who lived or worked on base at any time during those years may have been exposed to contaminants that are linked to serious diseases, conditions and cancers, including:

Any of the following cancers

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Central Nervous System cancer (CNS)
  • Cervical cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer

Additional Diseases Or Complications

  • Cardiac defect
  • Epilepsy
  • Fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis)
  • Female Infertility
  • Kidney damage
  • Immune disorders
  • Nerve damage
  • Miscarriage
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Renal toxicity/disease
  • Scleroderma

If you or a loved one ever spent time at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River) in North Carolina, and subsequently suffered adverse health complications, filing a toxic water contamination claim for review is the quickest way to get financial relief for your suffering. Perantinides & Nolan Attorneys at Law can help you with your Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit.

Attorney Paul Perantinides is a veteran himself and can empathize with the challenges you are facing. He was a staff officer at the Property Disposal Agency at the U.S. Army Headquarters Company in Long Binh Post, Vietnam. Attorney Perantinides and the rest of the team at Perantinides & Nolan Attorneys at Law will advocate on your behalf to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Effects Of Contaminated Water

The chemicals found in the Camp Lejeune drinking water have been found to cause many different cancers and illnesses including:
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Kidney disease or cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (“MDS” or aplastic anemia)

The sole mission of “The Camp Lejeune Justice Act” is to grant Camp Lejeune’s victims the ability to finally pursue money damages for their injuries. The bill allows the tens of thousands of men and women who ingested and/or bathed in the toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 to finally seek justice for the serious illnesses (including cancer and Parkinson’s) associated with their exposure to these toxins.

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit FAQs

What if a potential claimant has already died?

Deceased veterans, regardless of how long ago they passed away, can also make a claim through their family and/or representative. Their family may recover if their veteran’s death was related to the contaminated water.

How long do we have to file a claim?

The law allows individuals who qualify to file claims for TWO YEARS from August 10, 2022. So, that means that your claim must be filed no later than August 10, 2024. Any claim filed after the deadline could be subject to dismissal.