In June 2022, a bipartisan bill passed that enables marines stationed at Camp Lejeune to receive compensation for their medical bills and disability benefits linked to toxic water exposure.
The Law Offices of Erika E. Anderson want you to know who qualifies, what’s covered, and how our Albuquerque attorneys can assist you in your Camp Lejeune claim.
Camp Lejeune is a marine corps base located in North Carolina. For decades, marines and their families stationed at this base unknowingly drank, bathed, and cooked with contaminated water.
The CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) concluded that various sources contaminated two water treatment plants with cancer-causing agents.
The Tarawa Terrace water treatment plant contained high levels of PCE (perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene). This contaminant came from the ABC One-Hour Cleaners disposal practices.
The Hadnot Point water treatment plant contained high levels of TCE (trichloroethylene), PCE, benzene, and other hazardous toxins. The sources for this contamination include leaking underground storage tanks, industrial spills, and waste disposal sites.
Camp Lejeune’s water contamination existed from August 1953 to December 1987.
Veterans, Reservists, and Guardsman stationed at Camp Lejeune between August 1953 to December 1987 may be eligible for disability benefits.
Service members with one of 8 presumptive conditions who were stationed or working at Camp Lejeune during this period automatically qualify for VA benefits:
You don’t have to provide evidence linking your presumptive condition to your service at Camp Lejeune.
If you don’t have a presumptive condition but became ill from your time at Camp Lejeune, you may still qualify for compensation. You must meet these two criteria:
If you meet these two qualifications, you must prove that your illness resulted from exposure to this toxic drinking water.
Veterans and their family members who lived and worked at Camp Lejeune for 30 consecutive days from August 1953 to December 1987 qualify for medical coverage.
Those sick with one of 15 illnesses related to toxic water exposure may qualify for compensation for previous out-of-pocket medical expenses:
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows veterans and their family members to file a case in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. You can file a lawsuit with this court even if the VA has denied your claim.
The Law Offices of Erika E. Anderson wants our Camp Lejeune veterans and their families to receive all the help and compensation they deserve. We understand that navigating this process seems overwhelming, and we want to assist you in any way we can.
To see if you qualify, fill out our potential client intake form located on our Contact page.
Our team will evaluate your potential case and help you decide on the best course of action for your situation. Initial consultations are always. Contact us now to get started.
Water at the Marine Corps camp in Jacksonville, North Carolina, was found to have been contaminated with benzene, trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene among others between 1953 to 1987. In the time since, residents of the base have experienced severe negative side-effects, like Cancer, Renal Toxicity, Infertitlity, Parkinson’s, Myeloma and many more.
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) tried to avoid helping US Marines and their families, but a new bipartisan bill allows our heroes to get the help they deserve. Our specialist lawyers can help you and your family get the maximum compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been impacted by water toxicity levels found at Camp Lejeune, complete our online free assessment fill for your confidential, free claim analysis.