Have I Been Exposed to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?

Written by: Virginia Beach Injury Law

What to Do If You Suspect You Were Exposed to Toxic Water at Camp Lejeune

It has come to light that the water at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in New River in North Carolina, was contaminated with toxic chemicals. Ingesting these contaminants has been linked to an increased risk of cancer and other deadly conditions. 

Individuals who were exposed to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune may be entitled to compensation from the government. At Virginia Beach Injury Law, we represent individuals who have suffered unimaginable harm after drinking or using the water at Camp Lejeune. We fight to ensure that affected military members and their families receive the largest possible recovery.

If you or a loved one were diagnosed with a serious health condition after being stationed at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River, contact our office at 757-802-4662. All consultations are free and without obligation to retain our services. 

How Do I Know If I Was Exposed to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?

For nearly 30 years (from the 1950s through the 1980s) people residing or working at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base were likely exposed to toxic drinking water. 

Samples of on-base water wells show that the water contained trichloroethylene (TCE), Perchloroethylene (PCE), Benzene, Vinyl chloride, and other dangerous compounds. Many of the substances have been linked to an increased risk of cancer if ingested.

If you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December 1987, you were likely exposed to the toxic water at the base. If you have subsequently been diagnosed with a serious health condition, you might be eligible for compensation. 

Who Is Eligible to File a Lawsuit?

Individuals who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River for at least 30 days from August 1953 through December 1987 may be eligible to file a claim for compensation.

Individuals who may be eligible to file a lawsuit include:

  • Veterans
  • Guardsmen
  • Reservists

Military members must not have received a dishonorable discharge and must have a qualifying condition. Family members may also file a claim for damages. 

What Conditions Apply?

A diagnosis of one or more of the presumptive conditions may make you eligible for compensation.

Presumptive Camp Lejeune toxic water conditions include:

  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Adult Leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma

If you were exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune, you need to speak with an attorney. An experienced Camp Lejeune contaminated water lawyer can help you understand your rights and help you pursue a claim for benefits. 

Hiring a Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Attorney

At Virginia Beach Injury Law, we are honored to represent veterans and their families. Attorney Ron Kramer II proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and is dedicated to ensuring that military service members receive the fair and full recovery they deserve if they have sustained injury.
Contact our office today at 757-802-4662 to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Let us examine your legal options and determine whether you can pursue compensation after being exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune.

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