ALERT: Victims of the Camp Lejeune water contamination have until August 10, 2024, to file compensation claims.
Over a period of 30 years, the water supply at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, was contaminated with toxic chemicals capable of causing cancer, kidney disease, cardiac problems, birth defects, and other serious health problems.
As many as 500,000 service personnel, family members, and civilian workers were exposed between 1953 and 1987.
The Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022
Victims of the Camp Lejeune water contamination are eligible for financial compensation under the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022, which President Biden signed into law last August. It gives Marines, their families, and others injured by the Camp Lejeune contamination the right to take legal action against the U.S. Navy. Under the law, the deadline for filing a claim is August 10, 2024.
How the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Occurred
Trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, vinyl chloride, benzene, and other harmful chemicals began contaminating the water supply at Camp Lejeune in the early 1950s. The sources of the water contamination include an off-base dry cleaning service, leaking underground water storage tanks, industrial spills, and waste disposal sites.
For decades, Marines and their families drank and bathed in water contaminated with up to 3,400 times the allowable amount of these chemicals. Affected housing areas included Tarawa Terrace, Midway Park, Berkeley Manor, Paradise Point, Hadnot Point, Hospital Point, and Watkins Village.
Qualifying Health Problems
Health conditions that may qualify for Camp Lejeune water contamination benefits include, but aren’t limited to the following:
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Female infertility
- Kidney cancer
- Lung cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
Do You or a Loved One Qualify for Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Benefits?
In order to qualify for compensation, victims of the Camp Lejeune water contamination must meet the following requirements:
- You or your loved one must have served or been stationed at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune for 30 consecutive days or more sometime between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987
- You or your loved one must have a health problem that has been diagnosed by a medical professional and that could have been caused by the Camp Lejeune water contamination
If you believe you or a loved qualify for Camp Lejeune benefits, contact the Roach Law Firm at (903) 645-7333 or using the electronic form on this page. Victims must act by August 10, 2024, to qualify!
If you’re not sure if you or your loved one qualify for Camp Lejeune benefits, call the Roach Law Firm at (903) 645-7333. Our Camp Lejeune contamination lawyers will review your case for free and guide you through the next steps.
No Fees Unless You Win
The Roach Law Firm operates on a contingency basis, meaning our law firm is paid only if we win your Camp Lejeune water contamination case. We charge no upfront fees for filing it, and we will not bill you for any expenses while it is pending.
If you believe you or a loved one have a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim, contact the Roach Law Firm at (903) 645-7333 or using the electronic form on this page. One of our Camp Lejeune contamination lawyers will be in touch with you as soon as possible.