Government sets August 2024 deadline to file Camp Lejeune cancer claims

/ January 23, 2024

Veterans and individuals who developed cancer or other illnesses as a result of exposure to toxic drinking water at Marine Base Camp Lejeune are eligible to file a claim with the federal government until August 2024 and receive compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

If you or a loved one were stationed at Camp Lejeune and were diagnosed with cancer or other illnesses linked to toxic chemical in the drinking water at the base, you are entitled to file a claim and receive compensation.

To start the process of filing your claim today, contact the law firm of Hissey Mulderig & Friend by calling our office toll-free at 1-866-806-8117 or send us a message by following the link to our free online claims submission form.

Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune Linked to Cancer

Between 1953 and 1987, veterans stationed at Camp Lejeune, their families, and workers at the marine base were exposed to contaminated water caused by leaks from nearby waste disposal facilities and underground storage tanks.

Veterans, families, and other individuals who were exposed to this contaminated water are at risk of developing several types of cancer, including bladder cancer, breast cancer, esophageal cancer, kidney cancer, leukemia, lung cancer, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Exposure to toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune has also been linked to an increased risk of cardiac birth defects, hepatic steatosis, myelodysplastic syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease.

If you or a loved one were stationed at or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987, you are entitled to receive compensation.

Deadline to File Camp Lejeune Justice Act Claims

Two years ago, Congress passed a law known as the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which was designed to compensate victims of exposure to contaminated water at the marine base.

Thousands of claims have been filed so far by veterans and their loved ones under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. According to the U.S. Navy and the Department of Justice, at least 117,000 compensation claims have been filed so far under the law. 

The Navy and the DOJ estimate that the value of the Camp Lejeune claims that have been submitted so far could total $3.3 trillion. The federal government is also facing at least 1,300 lawsuits filed in North Carolina federal court by veterans and other individuals with illnesses linked to Camp Lejeune.

In October 2023, the federal government made its first settlement offers and payments under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act totaling $850,000. So far, at least three settlement payments have been completed, and at least 23 additional settlement offers have been made.

Veterans who were exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune, family members who were stationed with them, or workers employed at the marine base have until August 2024 to file a claim with the federal government and receive compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. In some cases, individuals with illnesses linked to the contaminated water at the marine base may also qualify to file a lawsuit over the illnesses that they have developed due to exposure to toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune.

Contact Hissey Mulderig & Friend and Start Your Claim Today

If you or a loved one developed cancer or other illnesses after being stationed at Camp Lejeune, you are entitled to receive compensation!

Start your claim today by contacting the lawyers at Hissey Mulderig & Friend. You can contact our office by calling toll-free at 1-866-806-8117, or by following the link to our free claims submission form on this website.