Camp Lejeune victims are entitled to compensation.

If you lived at Camp Lejeune from 1953-1987 and were diagnosed with an illness linked to toxic water at the base, you are entitled to compensation. Contact our firm to start your claim today.

Camp Lejeune
Related Injuries Include:

Exposure to toxic chemicals in contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina has been linked to various forms of cancer and other severe illnesses.

Hissey Mulderig & Friend is currently evaluating claims involving veterans, family members, and others who were stationed or worked at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 and suffered injuries from exposure to toxic chemicals in contaminated water.

Leukemia (all types)
Parkinsons Disease
Esophageal Cancer
Breast Cancer
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Bladder Cancer
Lung Cancer
Hepatic steatosis
Multiple myeloma
Kidney Cancer
Myelodysplastic Syndrome

The drinking water at Camp Lejeune has been documented to contain up to 300 times the safe levels of toxic chemicals.

Toxic Chemical Levels
found at Camp Lejeune

The toxic chemicals included benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene, perchloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride (VC), which are known to be harmful carcinogens to humans. These toxic chemicals were leaked into the ground water from waste disposal sites and underground storage tanks. The tanks were mostly closed by February 1985, but those exposed to the toxic chemicals continue to deal with serious injuries or have died from these deadly carcinogens

Camp Lejeune
Justice Act of 2022

Individuals who were exposed to toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune can file a claim for damages under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. However, there are a few limitations on the class of people who can bring a claim.

Only individuals who were exposed to Camp Lejeune drinking water for at least 30 days from August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987, are eligible to bring a claim.

Veterans or others who were exposed will need to establish a connection between your illness or injuries and the Camp’s contaminated water. In most cases, this will require the testimony of an expert medical witness who can explain to the judge or jury that your condition was caused, at least in part, by your exposure to the contaminated water.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 also permits the representative of those who were exposed to contaminated water to bring a case on behalf of their loved one. This is most relevant for those who have family members who have since passed away. However, there is no requirement that your loved one’s death was a direct result of their exposure. In other words, even if your loved one died from unrelated causes, you could still pursue a claim if they suffered the harmful effects of exposure. There will likely be significant litigation over who qualifies and the extent of damages they are entitled to.  An experienced toxic tort attorney can assist servicemembers, their families, and their representatives to understand their rights.

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