Starting in the 1950s, dozens of highly toxic chemicals contaminated Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s drinking water supply. The contamination exposed hundreds of thousands of military and civilian personnel to dangerous substances, causing countless cancers and other life-threating diseases. The water contamination continued until 1985. Since then, victims of the toxic water have had no avenue to recover the compensation they deserve.

On August 2, 2022, Congress passed a bill called the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022(opens in a new tab). The President plans to sign this into law, authorizing veterans, contractors, and their family members who suffered any illness from drinking or bathing in Camp LeJeune’s toxic water to seek compensation.

If you or one of your family members served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune for any 30-day period between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, you may be eligible. Camp Lejeune’s water contamination may have caused you and your children to suffer several types of cancer, severe kidney diseases, birth defects, infertility, and other illnesses.

The Ruth Law Team Will File Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims

If the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 (CLJA) becomes law, The Ruth Law Team will be ready to advance your claim for the compensation you deserve for the years of illness caused by the Marine camp’s polluted well water.

The CLJA could open the door for thousands of veterans and contractors to file a claim for the illnesses they suffered because of exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune. For many years, lawsuits seeking justice for the victims of Camp Lejeune’s chemically contaminated water were blocked by a North Carolina statute of limitations disallowing legal claims filed more than 10 years after the event causing the injury.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Camp LeJeune Water Contamination

Do I have a medical condition covered by The Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA)?

Medical science indicates that certain diseases are directly associated with the cancer-causing chemicals that leaked into Camp Lejeune’s water supply between 1953 and 1987. Dozens of other serious illnesses and diseases could have... read more?

What should I do if I have been exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune?

If you were exposed to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water while serving or living on base for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987, you can contact The Ruth Law Team to find out whether you or your family member may qualify for... read more?

Do I need a lawyer for a Camp Lejeune claim?

The law does not require you to be represented by a lawyer to file a Camp Lejeune injury claim. However, a professional licensed attorney studies, trains, and practices for many years to acquire expertise in preparing, filing, and fighting for their client’s... read more?

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Camp Lejeune’s Water Could Have Caused These Diseases and Illnesses

The chemicals detected in Camp Lejeune’s water supply included well-known carcinogens:

  • trichloroethylene (TCE), used primarily to make refrigerants and other hydrofluorocarbons and as a degreasing solvent for metal equipment,
  • tetrachloroethylene (PCE), used as a dry-cleaning agent and metal degreasing solvent. It is also used as a starting material (building block) for making other chemicals and is used in some consumer products,
  • benzene, used make other chemicals that are used to make plastics, resins, and nylon and synthetic fibers, also used to make some types of lubricants, rubbers, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides,
  • vinyl chloride, used primarily to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC); PVC is used to make a variety of plastic products, including pipes, wire and cable coatings, and packaging materials,
  • and others

These toxic chemicals are shown to cause severe disease in humans who ingest them or are exposed to them for an extended period of time. Some of the life-threatening illnesses you might have suffered after being exposed to these chemicals include the ones on this list:

  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Leukemias
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Cardiac defects
  • Multiple myeloma
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Scleroderma

At least one study shows that exposure to TCE, PCE, and benzene could also cause the following health conditions:

  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Soft tissue cancer
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Fetal death
  • Low birth weight
  • Eye defects
  • Major birth malformations
  • Miscarriage
  • Cleft lip and other oral cleft defects
  • Autoimmune related disease and impairment
  • Neurological interference with vision, memory, and attention
  • Depression, confusion, anxiety, and other mood disorders

Contact Our Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Attorneys

If you feel that you or someone you love has been impacted by the toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune, please contact The Ruth Law Team at (888) 783-8378 and one of our experienced attorneys will help you understand the options that are available to you. 

You don’t have to suffer alone. The Ruth Law team is here to fight on your behalf during this time of need.

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