Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Lawsuits

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From 1953 to 1987, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may have been contaminated with dangerous chemicals that can cause cancer and other serious health issues.

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Our attorneys are accepting case referrals and talking with injured military personnel, their family members and other civilians who suffered serious injuries including many types of cancers and other serious illness due to this contamination.

Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune Linked to Cancer & Other Serious Illness

Camp Lejeune contaminated water cancerHarmful chemicals were found in two on-base water treatment plants that supplied drinking water to Camp Lejeune facilities. From 1953 to 1987, almost a million veterans, their families and civilian workers were potentially exposed to these toxic chemicals at the Camp Lejeune military base.

Those exposed to the contaminated water may be at a high risk for developing serious illness, including (but not limited to)

  • Bladder cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Adult Leukemia
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Scleroderma
  • Infertility in women
  • Neurological disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Miscarriage and birth defects

Camp Lejeune marines north carolinaAre you a US veteran who served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River in North Carolina?

If you or a close family member lived at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 for longer than 30 days and developed health problems from toxic water at the base, a new law is giving you an opportunity to seek compensation from the U.S. government.

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Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021

In August 2022, the U.S. government passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, which was part of the PACT Act. These Acts, signed into law by President Biden, establish a two-year timeframe from the date of the law’s enactment for those who were exposed to contaminated drinking water on the military base to file a lawsuit.

Because of this new law, those who were exposed can now seek compensation for serious injuries and illness they may have suffered.

Who can file a Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lawsuit?

Anyone who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 may now be entitled to compensation for a Camp Lejeune lawsuit..

What are the symptoms of water contamination from Camp Lejeune?

As you can see, exposure to the contaminated water can cause a range of serious health conditions. If you are suffering any of these symptoms and were exposed to contaminated Camp Lejeune drinking water, we recommend you schedule an appointment with your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Confusion
  • Cramping
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Hepatitis A
  • Lack of coordination
  • Light sensitivity
  • Nausea
  • Numbness in limbs
  • Skin infections
  • Trouble concentrating
  • vomiting

The Four Main Contaminants at Camp Lejeune

contaminated water drinking water toxic water dangerous chemicalsThe water at Camp Lejeune showed the presence of the following toxic chemicals (called volatile organic compounds or VOCs) and were supplied by certain water treatment plants at Camp Lejeune. These compounds have been classified as either carcinogenic or probably carcinogenic.

  • Benzene
  • Perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene (PCE or PERC)
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Vinyl chloride

The contaminated water was provided to the barracks, family housing, schools, hospitals  and other buildings on base, putting nearly a million military service members, civilian workers and their families at risk of potentially severe health issues.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs created a map to indicate the area that was affected by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.


If you or your loved one were potentially exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, contact the law firm of Nash & Franciskato today. You may be eligible for compensation that can help pay for medical treatment and more.

Our legal team can help you:

  • Determine your eligibility to file a claim
  • Build a strong case with medical records, testimony, and evidence
  • File the Camp Lejeune water lawsuit
  • Negotiate Camp Lejeune water contamination settlement amounts
  • Present your case in court if needed

Find out if you have a Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water case.

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