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 been caused by drinking or bathing in the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. 

Because of the strong connection between Camp Lejeune water toxins and many cancers and other diseases, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a notice that it will treat claims based on particular illnesses as “presumed to be related” to Camp Lejeune. If you or your family member developed one or more of these illnesses presumed to be related to Camp Lejeune, then your medical condition should be covered by the law granting compensation. Your right to receive compensation also depends on the dates and length of your service at Camp Lejeune.

Claimants who were diagnosed with one of the following conditions will not need to provide additional proof that their medical condition resulted from their service at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. 

Medical Conditions Presumed to Be Related to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination:

  • Adult leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s disease

Many more forms of cancer, serious disease, and other adverse health conditions may be caused by exposure to the known carcinogens and other chemicals detected in large quantities in Camp Lejeune’s water supply during the years in which toxins poisoned the water table. Though the VA does not presume these illnesses occurred as a consequence of Camp Lejeune water contamination, sufficient scientific study and individual patients’ medical records may show a sufficient causal connection to qualify for compensation and other medical benefits under the CLJA of 2022. In addition to other compensation you may qualify to receive, the VA may also pay for any out-of-pocket medical expenses you incurred for the diagnosis or treatment of any of these other conditions:     

  • End-stage renal disease
  • Birth defects
  • Brain Cancer/CNS Cancers
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Choanal atresia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Eye Defects
  • Hepatic Steatosis
  • Infertility
  • Lung Cancer
  • Miscarriage
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurological effects
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal toxicity
  • Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Scleroderma

If you or your family member has suffered from any of the medical conditions on either of these lists, contact The Ruth Law Team for advice about how to proceed with filing a claim for the compensation and other benefits to which you or your loved one may be entitled under the law.