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Camp Lejeune

Water Contamination Lawsuit


Over one million people who were present at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base (North Carolina) between 1953 and 1987, were exposed to dangerous toxic substances in the water supply.  

Many people who were at Camp Lejeune during 1953-1987 have been diagnosed with cancer, neurological disorders and other serious health conditions as a result of their exposure to the Camp Lejeune water contamination. 

A new law allows anyone who lived, served or worked at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from 1953-1987 to sue for their injuries. 

The Camp Lejeune settlement payouts are estimated to be $6.7 Billion according to the federal government. 

If you or a loved one were at Camp Lejeune from 1953-1987 and believe your cancer, serious injury or a loved one’s death may be related to the water contamination, please call us at 816.836.5050.

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From 1953 until 1987, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was toxic.

In 1982, the United States Marine Corps discovered dangerous chemicals in the water supply at the Marine Corps Base – Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina.  Those dangerous chemicals are known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The toxic VOCs found in the drinking water included: Benzene, Tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchloroethylene or PCE), Trichloroethylene (TCE), Vinyl chloride (VC). 

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Health Issues 

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) 
  • Pancreatic cancer 
  • Rectal cancer 
  • Leukemia 
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 
  • Liver Cancer 
  • Parkinson disease 
  • Scleroderma/systemic sclerosis 
  • Multiple myeloma 

If you were exposed to Camp Lejeune contaminated water, please contact Humphrey Farrington & McClain today. Our attorneys may be able to secure compensation from a Camp Lejeune lawsuit on your behalf. 

Filing a Camp Lejeune Cancer Lawsuit 

If you or your loved one may have been exposed to contaminated water supply at Camp Lejeune contact the attorneys at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain today. You may be eligible for compensation. 

Humphrey Farrington and McClain is a nationally recognized personal injury firm. Our attorneys have recovered over $1.5 Billion in damages for our clients. We regularly represent Veterans and their families and are well prepared to fight for the individuals who have been injured by the toxic exposure at Camp Lejeune. 

Humphrey, Farrington & McClain is the right firm to seek and secure compensation for your injuries. Please contact us at 816.836.5050 or fill out this contact form today, so that we can get started fighting on your behalf.

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    Will This Affect My VA Benefits? 

    No. Filing a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) will have no impact on your VA disability, widow or medical benefits. Similar to any other injury lawsuit, the law does allow for any amount of VA disability or Medicare/Medicaid benefits related to the illness giving rise to the CLJA claim to be offset from any award or settlement; however, the government could agree to waive that offset when that time comes. 

    What If A Potential Claimant Died Many Years Ago? 

    Deceased individuals, regardless of how long ago they passed away, can also qualify for a claim through their estate’s personal representative. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act waives the statute of limitations defense, so a deceased’s family may still recover if the death was related to the contaminated water. 

    How Long Do We Have To File A Claim? 

    The law will only allow individuals who qualify to file claims for TWO YEARS from the date this bill was signed into law (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, so please do not wait to act! 

    Is This Only For Marines? 

    No, this is not just for Marines. This new law allows anyone who was exposed to the toxic Camp Lejeune water from 1953 to 1987 (for at least 30 days) to bring a claim. This includes Marines, their family members, civilian employees, and anyone else who was exposed. 

    Where Will The Cases Be Filed? 

    First, each claim must be filed administratively with the Department of the Navy’s JAG office. If that office either denies the claim or fails to act on it within six months, it can then be filed in Federal Court. HFM is very experienced in filing Federal Court actions all over the country. We are prepared to protect and enforce your rights in Federal Court, and our experience will be important in getting the justice and compensation that veterans and their families deserve. 

    Is This A Class Action Lawsuit? 

    No, this is an individual claim for you or your loved-one. Each clients’ action will be handled and treated individually with the careful attention and serious representation that they deserve. Class Actions involve a group of plaintiffs who have a similar injury. Here, claims have not been consolidated into a Camp Lejeune class action or multidistrict litigation at this point. 

    How much will lawyers for Camp Lejeune water contamination cost? 

    At HFM, our Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means there aren’t any upfront or out-of-pocket costs. 

    Our Camp Lejeune lawyers only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to filing a claim with our team.