Camp Lejeune

Toxic water lawsuits

Toxins that lead to cancer

If you lived or worked near camp Lejeune

Over the course of four decades, contaminated drinking water at North Carolina’s U.S. Marine Core Base Camp Lejeune put hundreds of thousands of people at risk for cancer and other serious illnesses. Between 1953 and 1987, two of the eight wells at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with harmful chemicals known to cause cancer and other severe illnesses. These wells supplied contaminated drinking water to children at daycare or school, to military families for drinking and bathing, to patients in the hospital, and to servicemembers and civilian workers in their place of employment. Fifteen different illnesses and medical conditions including several types of cancer, reproductive problems, birth defects, and Parkinson’s disease have been linked to Camp Lejeune water contamination.

water supply was contaminated with a frightening mix of toxic substances — four core chemicals:

  • trichloroethylene (TCE),
  • tetrachloroethylene (PCE),
  • vinyl chloride (VC)
  • and Benzene;
  • and 70 secondary chemicals.

The contamination resulted in exposures up to 280 times over the recommended safety limits.

Over one million Marines, Marine families and civilian workers at Camp Lejeune were exposed to these toxins. 

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Health Conditions caused by the contamination

Bladder cancer

Breast cancer

Congenital birth defects

Esophageal cancer

→ Female infertility

→ Hepatic steatosis

→ Kidney cancer

→ Leukemia

→ Lung cancer

→ MDS(Myelodysplastic syndromes)

→ Miscarriage

→ Multiple myeloma

→ Neurobehavioral effects

→ Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

→ Parkinson’s disease

→ Renal toxicity

→ Scleroderma

You may be entitled to compensation

The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our PACT Act of 2022 (“PACT Act”) allows historic relief to all generations of toxic- exposed veterans and those that worked at Camp Lejeune. This bill allows individuals who were exposed to the contaminated water for at least 30 days, the ability to exercise their constitutional right to legal action.

Also, the Veterans Family Care act of 2012 also provides benefits for those affected.

The PACT Act will give lawyers the ability to assist in taking care of  the veterans that agreed to give up their lives for our constitutional rights. We believe there is no more important litigation for you and your firm to assist with.

If you have ever visited, worked or lived in the borders of camp Lejeune and the affected areas, contact us today. 

We can be reached at (815) 895-8585.

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If you lived or worked near Camp Lejeune, you may have been exposed to toxic chemicals and would qualify for compensation.

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