Camp Lejeune Lawsuit FAQs

Attorneys Answer the Most Common Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Questions

Camp Lejeune Lawsuit FAQ

This page contains answers to common Camp Lejeune water lawsuit questions that apply to most Camp Lejeune water claims for cancer. To discuss your case in detail or ask specific questions related to your circumstances, contact our firm. Our team of attorneys handling Camp Lejeune lawsuit claims provides free, no obligation case review. Simply contact our firm and one of our experienced lawyers handling national Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit claims for cancer will contact you in the near future to answer your questions, completely free of charge.

Who can make a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim or file a Camp Lejeune cancer lawsuit?

Any Veteran or family member who developed cancer after living or working at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, or family member of such a person, may be eligible to make a claim by filing a Camp Lejeune cancer lawsuit against the federal government.

What does it cost to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit?

We are committed to representing all persons involved in a Camp Lejeune water lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. To access your free, no-obligation consultation, use the online chat feature or contact form on this site. One of our lawyers handling Camp Lejeune Justice Act claims for cancer or serious illness will contact you to answer any of your questions.
If you are already receiving medical benefits or other compensation from the V.A. for Camp Lejeune water, you still qualify for filing a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

Who was affected by Camp Lejeune water contamination?

Not all the water at Camp Lejeune caused cancer. Persons living and working in areas serviced by two of the main water distribution systems, Hadna Point and Tarawa Terrace, were exposed to toxic chemicals and carcinogens in their drinking and bathing water. Areas serviced by toxic water at Camp Lejeune included barracks, family housing (both permanent and temporary), daycares and schools, as well as numerous workplaces. Anyone who lived or worked in areas serviced by these water distribution systems for at least 30 days may have been affected by toxicants in the water at Camp Lejeune.

Which types of cancer are linked to Camp Lejeune water contamination?

The Department of Veterans Affairs currently acknowledges the following forms of cancer linked to Camp Lejeune water contamination:

Aren't most toxic exposure lawsuits just class action lawsuits where the plaintiff receives very little money?

National Camp Lejeune water lawsuit claims are likely to be consolidated as MDL, or Multi-District Litigation, where each plaintiff receives a settlement based upon the individual injuries and damages incurred by each plaintiff. This process increases the efficiency of processing vast numbers of cases against a large entity such as the federal government, all linked to a single exposure source such as Camp Lejeune water contamination.

How much time do I have to file a Camp Lejeune cancer lawsuit?

When the Camp Lejeune Justice Act is passed into law, our attorneys handling Camp Lejeune water cancer claims believe the majority of all persons having been exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune will be eligible to file a claim if they contact an attorney in the near future. For specific time limits for your claim, please fill out the form at right and one of our attorneys will contact you as quickly as possible, usually within the hour.

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What led to Camp Lejeune water contamination?

Toxic chemicals found in Camp Lejeune wa FAQster have been traced back to three primary sources: on-base divisions using harsh chemicals to clean military gear; a nearby, off-base drycleaning facility; and a significant fuel leakage estimated at 800,000 gallons originating from underground fuel tanks at Camp Lejeune.

Which chemicals led to Camp Lejeune cancer lawsuits?

Approximately seventy harmful chemicals were detected at unsafe levels in Camp Lejeune water sources. Camp Lejeune cancer claims identify known carcinogens including benzene, PCE (perchloroethylene) and TCE (trichloroethylene), which were detected at levels 340 - 2400 times the safe exposure levels for humans.

Who qualifies to file a claim?

Any person who lived or worked on Camp Lejeune for at least thirty days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, and were exposed to the contaminated water sources at home, work, daycare or school may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune water claim for cancer.

Can I file a Camp Lejeune water lawsuit on behalf of a loved one?

Yes, a family member of a person who developed cancer after at least 30 days of exposure to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune may be eligible to file a claim.

Does it cost anything for you to review my case?

We will always listen to your circumstances and give you our analysis of your case without any cost or further obligation.

I am not the sort of person that sues when something goes wrong. Is it really necessary to file a lawsuit?

Most of us would rather not get involved in a lawsuit, for a variety of reasons. But if you or a loved one has suffered from a severe illness from a toxic exposure, you are bound to encounter significant medical fees. Between surgeries, treatment, hospital stays, long term care, and other costs, the medical expenses can be enough to cripple a family financially. The cost of healthcare is constantly rising, making it impossible to predict how much you may require to cover medical costs. No amount of money can undo the wrong caused by a exposure to toxins. What a lawsuit can do it provide financial security to your family, and help bring attention to the larger problem. In addition to helping your own family get the compensation that you deserve, your lawsuit may serve to protect current and future servicemembers and their families.

What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is an important piece of legislation passed in March 2022 in the House of Representatives and now under consideration in the U.S. Senate (S. 3176) that would remove barriers to justice for victims of Camp Lejeune water contamination. At this time, a stipulation in North Carolina state law prevents those harmed by Camp Lejeune water contamination from filing a cancer claim because of the amount of time that has lapsed since the exposure. When the Camp Lejeune Justice Act becomes law, Veterans and family members who were exposed to carcinogens at Camp Lejeune, and their loved ones, will be able to seek justice by filing a claim in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina.


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