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Camp LeJeune Water Contamination

camp lejeune water contamination

The United States Senate voted to pass the Camp Lejeune Justice Act on June 16, 2022. The personal injury attorneys at Jinks Crow & Dickson are currently representing victims in Camp LeJeune water contamination claims.

When was Camp LeJeune water contaminated?

This bill protects service men and women and their families as well as other civilians who lived and/or worked at Camp Lejeune who were potentially exposed to toxic drinking water during the time between 1953 and 1987.

What was Camp LeJeune water contaminated with?

The water was heavily contaminated with dangerous chemicals and probable carcinogens.

Since this bill has gone into effect, military members and others will be able to file claims against the US government. They are allowed to seek reparations for illnesses or conditions that are related to exposure to toxic water.

Victims are eligible even if they were denied claims for disability by the Veterans Administration in the past.

Qualifying exposure would be people that resided or worked on Camp Lejeune, NC for at least 30 consecutive days between 8/1/1953-12/31/1987 and were diagnosed with one of the injuries or conditions below:


  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

  • Hodgkin’s disease

  • Multiple myeloma

  • Kidney cancer

  • Leukemia (all types)

  • Liver cancer

  • Bladder cancer

  • Esophageal Cancer

  • Male breast cancer

  • Female breast cancer

  • Lung Cancer (only if non-smoker)

  • Cervical cancer

  • Ovarian cancer

  • Prostate cancer

  • Rectal cancer

  • Brain cancer

  • Soft Tissue Cancer

Systemic and Organ Diseases:

  • Parkinson disease

  • End-stage renal disease

  • Systemic sclerosis / scleroderma

  • Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver Disease)

  • Neurobehavioral disorders

  • Liver cirrhosis

  • Hypersensitivity Skin Disorder

  • Aplastic anemia

Other Injuries:

  • Cardiac birth defects

  • Other birth defects

  • Miscarriages

  • Female infertility


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