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Victims of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination May Be Eligible To Seek Significant Financial Compensation

Did You Live (or Work) at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Any Time Between 1953 and 1987?


If you (or a loved one) ever spent time at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River) in North Carolina, and subsequently suffered adverse health complications, then this may be the most important message you will ever read...

Here is why...

It has been revealed that the Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River drinking water was dangerously toxic between the years of 1953 to 1987 due to significant chemical contamination.

Those who lived or worked on base at any time during those years may have been exposed to contaminants that are linked to serious diseases, conditions and cancers, including...

Any of the following cancers:

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Central Nervous System cancer (CNS)
  • Cervical cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer

Or any of the following diseases or complications:

  • Cardiac defect
  • Epilepsy
  • Fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis)
  • Female Infertility
  • Kidney damage
  • Immune disorders
  • Nerve damage
  • Miscarriage
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Renal toxicity/disease
  • Scleroderma

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act May Soon Allow Victims to Seek Financial Compensation

There is currently a bi-partisan bill working its way through Congress named, "The Camp Lejeune Justice Act". The bill's sole mission is to grant Camp Lejeune's victims the ability to finally attain the legal help they needed to pursue money damages.

The bill would allow the tens of thousands of men, women and children who ingested and/or bathed in the toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 to finally seek justice for the serious illnesses (including cancer and Parkinson's) associated with their exposure to these toxins.

North Carolina has always had a "legal loophole" (called the "statute of repose") which made it very difficult for those affected by the contaminated water to get claims approved.

By the time the contamination was discovered and reported, the 10-year statute of limitations period had already expired -- meaning most victims had little chance of holding the government responsible for the illnesses they suffered due to the toxic exposure.

Who Is Eligible?

Anyone who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune (or MCAS New River) between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 for a cumulative of 30-days or more AND have one or more of the medical conditions listed on this page (see above or below for full list).

Any of the following cancers:

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Central Nervous System cancer (CNS)
  • Cervical cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer

Or any of the following diseases or complications:

  • Cardiac defect
  • Epilepsy
  • Fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis)
  • Female Infertility
  • Kidney damage
  • Immune disorders
  • Nerve damage
  • Miscarriage
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Renal toxicity/disease
  • Scleroderma

What Was The Water Contaminated With?

Camp Lejeune was found to be contaminated with over 70 dangerous chemicals -- with some showing up in testing at rates of 240x what safety standards allow.

The four biggest chemical contaminants found in the water tests were:

  • Trichloroethylene (TCE) - a solvent typically used for cleaning metals
  • Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) - a dry cleaning chemical
  • Vinyl Chloride (VC) - a toxic byproduct of TCE and PCE degradation
  • Benzene - toxic chemical used in the manufacturing of certain plastics and resins

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Where On Base Was The Water Contaminated?

Unfortunately, all areas were found to be contaminated at Camp Lejeune and Air Station (MCAS) New River, including the enlisted-family housing, barracks for single service members, schools, administrative offices and more.

Toxic exposure occurred regardless of whether the water was ingested or used for bathing.

What Caused The Contamination?

In 1982, the Marine Corps discovered toxic contamination of 3 of the 8 water treatment plants on Camp Lejeune -- including Hadnot Point, Tarawa Terrace and Holcomb Boulevard.

One of the main sources of contamination came from an off-base dry cleaners, named ABC Dry Cleaners.

There were also numerous industrial spills that occurred in and around the base that made its way into the water supply.

Further, surrounding waste disposal sites and leaking underground storage tanks contributed to the water contamination.

Did The Government Know The Water Was Bad?

Yes. The Marine Corps was aware of the serious water contamination and failed to resolve the problem. They also failed to notify current and former base residents about the toxic exposure.

In fact, the Marine Corps was notified in 1982 that toxic contaminants were found in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune.

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Why Are Former Base Residents & Workers Only Being Considered Now to Seek Justice?

Sadly, it took many decades for the government to acknowledge its failure to responsibly report and resolve the water contamination at Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River. Further, the state of North Carolina has a "statute of repose" that made it near impossible for victims in the past to seek justice.

It is estimated that over $4 Billion in VA health claims have been filed by veterans due to serious health conditions and diseases directly linked to the toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune. Frustratingly, the vast majority of these believed to have been denied.

But now, the bi-partisan bill named, "Camp Lejeune Justice Act", may soon be passed by Congress and signed into law to allow former Camp Lejeune residents and workers to seek financial compensation for the illnesses they have suffered due to the water contamination that was present between 1953 to 1987.

What Does It Cost to Participate In The Camp Lejeune Justice Act?

If the Camp Lejeune Justice Act passes in its current form, those who suffered any of the qualifying injuries (see below for the full list) and lived or worked at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River for a cumulative of 30-days or more will have the option to file a Federal Tort Claims Act and (if recommended or required) a lawsuit in the federal court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Should this bill pass, our law firm will represent victims of the Camp Lejeune water contamination and seek maximum financial compensation for their suffering on their behalf.

There are no out-of-pocket costs or financial risk to you to have our law firm represent you in this case. Greenberg & Bederman works strictly on contingency -- meaning we are only paid out of a small percentage of what we recover for you.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act (as currently proposed) has limited the amount of attorneys' fees an attorney can collect. It is capped at 20% if the case is resolved via the Federal Tort Claims Act claim. If the FTCA claim is denied or is deemed unsatisfactory by the plaintiff, and a lawsuit needs to be filed to seek appropriate justice, then the bill (as written currently) caps attorneys' fees to 25% of the total recovery from the result of settlement or trial.

Again, there is NEVER any out-of-pocket costs to you -- and there is no financial risk to you to seek justice using our attorneys.

What Your Next Step Should Be If You Suffered Health Complications After Living or Working at Camp Lejeune...

Our legal team has reviewed the available evidence and research, and our experience in environmental toxic torts tell us, that we are in prime position to help victims of Camp Lejenue that suffered adverse health consequences due to the toxic water on base.

We are offering a free legal consultation and case evaluation to victims who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune (or MCAS New River) between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 for a cumulative of 30-days or more AND have one or more of the medical conditions listed below.

Any of the following cancers:

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Central Nervous System cancer (CNS)
  • Cervical cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer

Or any of the following conditions:

  • Cardiac defect
  • Epilepsy
  • Fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis)
  • Female Infertility
  • Kidney damage
  • Immune disorders
  • Nerve damage
  • Miscarriage
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Renal toxicity/disease
  • Scleroderma

If you'd like to learn more and speak with a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyer free of charge, this is your opportunity to discover the help that is available to you.

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