Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

Between August 1953 and December 1987, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune, a U.S. Marine Corps base in Jacksonville, North Carolina, may have been contaminated with toxic chemicals that can cause multiple types of cancer, birth defects, Parkinson’s disease and more.

Because of a new law, veterans, civilian workers and their families may now be able to receive compensation from a Camp Lejeune toxic water lawsuit.

Contact us now to learn more about your eligibility for free. As a veteran-founded national law firm, Simmons Hanly Conroy is proud to help veterans seek justice.

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What Caused the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?

From 1953 to 1987, two water treatment plants at MCB Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina were contaminated with potentially cancer-causing chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and industrial solvents.

Camp Lejeune water contamination chemicals include:

  • Benzene
  • ​​Perchloroethylene (PCE), also known as tetrachloroethylene
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Vinyl chloride (VC)

Benzene, TCE and VC are all classified as carcinogenic (cancer-causing), while PCE is considered to probably be carcinogenic. Exposure can cause a range of additional health effects as well.

These dangerous chemicals seeped into the groundwater from on-base activities as well as a dry cleaning business located near the base. The poisoned water supply was then distributed across the military base and barracks.

During the affected decades, nearly 1 million civilian workers, military service members, and their family members were potentially exposed to these toxic chemicals.

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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Health Issues

Exposure to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune has been linked to multiple types of cancer, birth defects and a variety of other serious medical conditions.

Camp Lejeune contamination effects and illnesses include:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Adult leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Birth defects
  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cardiac defects
  • Cervical cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Infertility
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphomas
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects (like anxiety, depression, trouble focusing, memory issues, and more)
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Scleroderma

Thanks to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, Camp Lejeune veterans and their family members may now be able to receive compensation to help treat these health conditions and more.

Are You Eligible to File a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit?

Thanks to a newly passed law, anyone who lived or worked on the base for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit.

This can include:

  • Civilian workers
  • Veterans
  • Reservists
  • Guardsmen
  • Family members (spouses and children or other dependents)

Not Sure If You’re Eligible?

Contact us today to learn more about your options. Our team can listen to your story and help determine whether you qualify to take legal action.

Filing a Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lawsuit

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we are devoted to giving our clients and their families a powerful voice in the legal system — in addition to fighting for compensation on their behalf.

When you work with our Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers, we can take care of every step of the legal process on your behalf — at no out-of-pocket cost to you or your family.

Your Camp Lejeune attorneys and legal team can handle:

  • Determining if you qualify to take legal action
  • Gathering evidence (like medical records, work history, and more) to build your case
  • Filing your Camp Lejeune water lawsuit
  • Negotiating a Camp Lejeune water contamination settlement if possible
  • Fighting on your behalf in court for a verdict from a judge and jury
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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Settlement Amounts

A Camp Lejeune water contamination settlement refers to an amount of compensation that your legal team and the defendant(s) negotiates, oftentimes without having to go to court.

Any Camp Lejeune water contamination settlement amounts may be influenced by the:

  • Length of exposure to the toxic water
  • Severity of the health condition
  • Cost of past, current and future medical expenses
  • Potential damages in the case

In the event that your case does not result in a settlement, your case may proceed to trial in court, where a judge and/or jury decide the outcome with a verdict.

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, your Camp Lejeune attorneys are prepared to fight on your behalf for the highest amount of compensation possible.

Contact our team today to get started. Speaking with our team won’t cost you a thing.

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Why Work With Our Camp Lejeune Attorneys?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we understand that what you or your family may be going through right now is extremely challenging. It’s our goal to make the legal process as easy as possible for you, so you can focus on your health and your family.

Why Simmons Hanly Conroy?

  • Decades of Experience: Since 1999, Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped thousands of clients get justice for their injuries — including families affected by other instances of water contamination.
  • A Proven Track Record of Results: Our firm has recovered over $10 billion on behalf of our clients.
  • Nationwide Availability: As a national personal injury law firm, our Camp Lejeune attorneys can help clients wherever they may be in the United States.
  • No Out-of-Pocket Costs: Get an experienced legal team fighting on your side and pay nothing upfront for the help. Our attorneys only get paid if your case results in compensation.
  • Veteran Founded: Simmons Hanly Conroy was founded by Chairman John Simmons, a U.S. Army veteran. We’re thankful for your service and proud to serve members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Contact us today and we’ll let you know if you have a case — for free.

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Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Lawsuit FAQs

How do I file a lawsuit for Camp Lejeune water contamination?

Without experienced Camp Lejeune legal aid, filing a lawsuit may be very hard for many families, especially if they may also be dealing with a difficult diagnosis like cancer or Parkinson’s.

By working with Simmons Hanly Conroy, you can focus on your health and your family, while we fight on your behalf for the compensation you need.

Contact our Camp Lejeune lawyers now to learn more about your eligibility.

How much do Camp Lejeune attorneys cost?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers only get paid if you do. There are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to work with us.

Get started today by contacting us to see if you have a case. It costs nothing to speak with our team.

What diseases are associated with Camp Lejeune water contamination?

Exposure to the toxic chemicals in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune — Benzene, PCE, TCE, VC, and more — may cause a range of serious health conditions.

Camp Lejeune health issues include:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Adult leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Birth defects
  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cardiac defects
  • Cervical cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Infertility
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphomas
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Scleroderma

If you or a loved one lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1953 and December 1987, contact Simmons Hanly Conroy today.

We may be able to help you pursue compensation for any injuries relating to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.