Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

For over thirty years, Marines living and working at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune were exposed to toxic contaminants in their drinking water which are known to cause cancer and other devastating medical conditions. Two of the major water sources at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with benzene, PCE, TCE and other harmful chemicals between 1953 and 1987, at levels up to 240 to 3400x levels considered safe for human exposure. Over one million dedicated Camp Lejeune service members and their families were exposed to these life threatening chemicals. Many have developed serious diseases as a result of exposure to this contaminated water.

The lawyers at Bursor & Fisher are committed to getting justice for water contamination victims, and currently represent hundreds of veterans and their families.  We are putting our decades of experience, history of success, and nationwide reach to work to provide the best representation possible.

If you or your loved one suffered health problems or cancer from contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, you may be eligible for compensation from a Camp Lejeune lawsuit. Call (305) 998-7905 for a free case evaluation today. We would be honored to represent you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?

President Biden signed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act into law on August 10, 2022. For the first time since the water poisoning began at Camp Lejeune, victims may now sue the government for injuries they suffered as a result of their exposure to the base’s contaminated water.  Now that the CLJA has been enacted, we plan to move quickly and aggressively to pursue recoveries on behalf of our clients.

Who Can File a Claim?

If you were exposed to the water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987, the bill gives you the right to sue the government for harm caused by the water.  Exposure could have occurred because you lived on base, worked on base, or otherwise went at least 30 days there.

What Injuries Are Covered?

The government has studied the health effects of the toxic water at Camp Lejeune and it found evidence that the water was linked to a long list of almost 40 medical conditions and diseases, including:

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Cardiac birth defects
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Female breast cancer
  • Female infertility
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Hodgkin’s Disease
  • Intestinal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Male breast cancer
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Non-cardiac birth defects
  • Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Renal toxicity
  • Soft tissue cancer
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Thyroid Cancer

But even if a condition or disease is not listed above, it may still have been caused by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune and, if so, we will help investigate.

Will Filing A Claim Put My VA Benefits At Risk?

No. If you are already receiving VA benefits or other compensation for injuries caused by the poisoned water at Camp Lejeune, the bill would still give you the right to sue.  Filing a claim does not result in a loss of current benefits.