Camp Lejeune Lawsuit and Settlement Information

Were you or a loved one injured by water contamination at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between 1953 and 1987? Camp Lejeune settlement benefits may soon be available.

More than one million U.S. Marines and their families may have been exposed to highly toxic and contaminated water while living on or near Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987. Financial compensation and settlements may soon be available through a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit for:

Camp Lejeune Cancer Risks:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Espophageal Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL)

Other Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Side Effects:

  • Cardiac Defect
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Renal Toxicity
  • Scleroderma
  • Miscarriage
  • Female Infertility

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Water contamination at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between 1953 and 1987 caused cancers, birth defects, miscarriages and other side effects for U.S. Marines and their family members.

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Status of Camp Lejeune Lawsuits

Legislation has passed the U.S. Congress that will soon allow U.S. Marines and family members to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit against the U.S. Government for injuries caused by exposure to contaminated water at the U.S. Marine base between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987.

June 23, 2022: The latest update on the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 suggests that an amended version of the law approved by the U.S. Senate last week will soon be introduced for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. It is part of a package of bills known as the “Honoring our PACT” Act, which President Biden has indicated he plans to swiftly sign into law.


OVERVIEW: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is a nearly 250-square-mile training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina. It went into operation in 1942.

From 1957 to at least 1987, evidence suggests that U.S. Marines and their families, as well as vendors and contractors who worked and lived on or near the base, were exposed to heavily contaminated water, which they and their families both drank and bathed in without knowledge of the potential health risks. Many of those chemicals came from on-site laundry services and leaking underground storage tanks, which contaminated the base’s wells with volatile organic compounds and toxic solvents, linked to birth defects, pregnancy risks, as well as numerous forms of cancer.

A multidistrict litigation was formed for Camp Lejeune lawsuits filed by about 850 plaintiffs, which was dismissed in 2016. If the Camp Lejeune Justice Act is signed into law, individuals may be able to pursue a claim and settlement, even if the statute of limitations would have previously barred their case.

CAMP LEJEUNE WATER CONTAMINATION: More than 70 different chemicals have contaminated drinking water wells at Camp Lejeune since the late 1950s, including perchloroethylene, a dry-cleaning solvent, the degreaser trichloroethylene (TCE), as well as benzene and vinyl chloride.

The government and base officials knew about the contamination for decades. However, despite warnings from experts and numerous damning inspections and reports, little to nothing was done about the Camp Lejeune water contamination problems and the water was deemed safe, even as its poor, and alarming, chemical taste was commented on by marines and their families for years.

The wells were shut off in 1985, due to the high levels of contamination. However, they were illegally reactivated later.

In October 2010, a letter from the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program wrote a letter declaring that the drinking water at the base presented a health hazard.

The declaration came decades too late for many of the marines and families that lived on the base for years, drinking and bathing in water that was heavily contaminated. Some chemical contaminants were found at levels nearly 4,000 times higher than deemed safe for human consumption.

CAMP LEJEUNE WATER CONTAMINATION LAWSUITS: As a result of the failure of the U.S. government to acknowledge rampant water contamination on the marine base, financial compensation and Camp Lejeune water contamination settlements may be available for those who drank or bathed in water for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. However, those cases moving forward are dependent on passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

6 Comments

  • GGJune 25, 2022 at 5:14 am

    Brother passed away of breast cancer.

  • LarryJune 20, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    I was stationed there from about Dec 1966 till about Nov 1966, then went to Nam, and back to Lejeune Feb 1969 til discharged June 1969. What are the cardiac defects they are talking about. I had a stint put in.

  • GERALDJune 20, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    I WAS STATIONED THERE BETWEEN LATE 1965 TO MID 1966 . I HAVE HAD SEVERAL PROBLEMS SINCE THEN PLEASE SEND ME ANY FORMS I NEED TO FILL OUT , I ALSO HAVE MEDICAL RECORDS TO BACK UP A LOT OF PROBLEMS I HAD SINCE THEN AND SOME THAT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS ARE STILL GIVING ME PROBLEMS ! GERALD MANN. 2 TROPICAAL DR, ORMOND BEACH, FL. 32176 PHONE 386-846-6195 !

  • LorraineJune 20, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    My brother was stationed there and died of lung cancer.

  • ReginaldJune 9, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    Air station newrivers Directly next door.

  • DavidJune 6, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    In May of 1970 I did my boot camp there

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