Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit
The Miller Firm, LLC is currently investigating claims from people with cancer or other health conditions who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from 1953 to 1987 and were exposed to contaminated water at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp.
What is Camp Lejeune?
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is a 246-square mile military training facility near Jacksonville, North Carolina, that also supports the Coast Guard and the Navy.
What happened at Camp Lejeune?
Between 1953 and 1987, the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with dangerously toxic levels of chemicals such as trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The government reportedly knew about this contamination as early as 1982 but did nothing to fix it or warn people living and working on the base. When survivors later tried to bring legal claims, their cases were dismissed.
What are the health effects of Camp Lejeune water contamination?
The contaminants found in the water at Camp Lejeune, have been associated with many illnesses. Some of these include:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder cancer
- Brain cancer
- Cardiac defects
- End-stage renal disease
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Miscarriage and birth defects
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
Am I eligible for compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA)?
Under the newly enacted CLJA, military personnel, their families and civilians who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for a minimum of 30 days between August 1, 1953, through December 31, 1987, will be entitled to bring a tort suit. The CLJA allows victims to possibly recover substantial compensation. The amount you can recover will vary based on the extent of your injuries. A dishonorable discharge is a disqualifying factor.
How much time do I have to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act nullifies the North Carolina statute of repose in Camp Lejeune water contamination cases and replaces it with a statute of limitations of two years from the date the act became law (August 2022). This may be shorter in certain cases, so it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to know your rights.
How can our injury attorneys help?
The Miller Firm, LLC has years of experience in product liability lawsuits such as this. Our injury lawyers can examine your case and help you understand your rights. Time is of the essence. Please contact us at (800) 882-2525 so that we may better evaluate your claim.