Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

Were you at Camp Lejeune between Aug 1953 – Dec 1987?

You Were Exposed to Contaminated Water!

If you were diagnosed with a serious disease (mentioned below) after drinking and/or bathing with contaminated water, you may qualify for a compensation.

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  You may qualify to file the lawsuit if you develop one of these Diseases linked to water contamination at Camp Lejeune as a result of drinking or bathing in it:
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney End Stage Renal Disease
  • Liver Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • NHL – Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Innate Cardiac Defects
  • Systematic Sclerosis / Scleroderma
  • Aplastic Anemia & Other Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Multiple Mueloma
  • Parkinson’s Disease

The water at military base Camp Lejeune was highly toxic during 1953-1987, many people who drank or used this water are now suffering serious health issues. The contamination was allegedly caused by an off-base dry cleaning business, that was illegally dumping solvents into the ground, which leaked into the water supply.

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Camp Lejeune—located in Jacksonville, North Carolina—is a military training facility that has also been a home and workplace to millions of military families and civilian employees. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported that from 1953 to 1985, the water systems that supplied drinking water to two housing areas at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). During this period, close to 9,000,000 service personnel and their families were potentially exposed to this harmful water, making Camp Lejeune one of the worst cases of water contamination in U.S. history.

To be eligible for a Camp Lejeune Class Action Lawsuit payout under the CLJA, victims must provide documented proof of residing or working at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987. Military personnel must use their service records as evidence, while victims with family members serving in the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune can use military service records. Nonmilitary victims who wish to be compensated can submit evidence of their employment, such as social security employment history records or other forms of employment verification.

Linked diseases: bladder, kidney, or liver cancer, leukemia, Multiple myeloma, parkinson, Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Innate Cardiac Defects, Systematic Sclerosis/Scleroderma, Aplastic Anemia, or Myelodysplastic Syndrome.

Currently, there is no available data on the average payout for Camp Lejeune toxic water for individual settlements as no payouts have yet been issued.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that eligible victims will collectively receive $6.1 billion in compensation worldwide. The payments would be sourced from the Judgment Fund, which covers financial compensation against the US.

The amount victims receive in Camp Lejeune settlements varies due to factors such as health conditions, exposure extent, and damages.

People have until August 2024 to file a claim in the Camp Lejeune Lawsuit, which means they have 2 years to file their claims.

October 2023:
Last week, North Carolina judges modified Case Management Order #2, which deals with discovery matters and requires monthly meetings between both parties to discuss proposed agreements and upcoming Lejeune trial dates. The changes include:
• Defense lawyers must submit a Notice of Appearance when involved in a specific CLJA case, despite the pause in CLJA actions on individual dockets (Section JV.D.).
• Lawyers representing plaintiffs in individual CLJA cases must introduce themselves to the court by filing a Notice of Appearance or Notice of Special Appearance, following Local Civil Rule 5.2(a). If not already allowed to practice in the court, they must follow the court’s order from April 24, 2023, including a special request (pro hac vice motion) for each CLJA case they work on (Section VI.).

The timeline for reaching settlement amounts remains uncertain because the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act did not specify a timeframe for resolving toxic water claims.

According to the PACT, water contamination victims have the option to file a lawsuit in a federal court in North Carolina if their administrative claim remains unresolved after six months. This procedure also applies to their families. Since February 2023, lawsuits have been filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina on behalf of claimants whose claims were not resolved within the initial six-month deadline.