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Toxic Water Exposure at Marine Corps Camp Lejeune

Those stationed at Marine Corps Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for at least thirty days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, and who were subsequently diagnosed with a medical condition from toxic water exposure may be eligible for special care, designated benefits, and financial damages. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 (H.R.6482) will allow military members and their families to sue and recover damages from their exposure.

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What Caused Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune?

Marines, their families, and civilians living and working at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 cooked with, bathed in, and drank water contaminated with toxins at concentrations far exceeding safety standards. Four main toxic chemicals were present in Camp Lejeune’s water, among numerous other harmful substances:

  • Tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchloroethylene or PCE) – a chemical found in dry cleaning products
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE) – a solvent used to clean metals
  • Vinyl chloride (VC) – a toxic byproduct of deteriorating TCE and PCE
  • Benzene – a toxic chemical found in plastics and resins

Although tetrachloroethylene was the most common toxin, nearly 70 other secondary chemicals were found in the water. Individuals who ingested, bathed in, or played with the water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 experienced toxic exposure.


Affected Areas

In addition to the main base, six satellite facilities were negatively impacted by water contamination:

  1. Courthouse Bay
  2. Marine Corps Air Station New River
  3. Camp Geiger
  4. Camp Johnson
  5. Greater Sandy Run Training Area
  6. Stone Bay

Further, numerous resident commands, such as the Marine Corps Installations East, II Marine Expeditionary Force, and Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, were also affected.


Potential Medical Conditions Resulting from Toxic Water Exposure at Camp Lejeune

Anyone who lived, worked, or was stationed at Camp Lejeune for at least thirty days between 1953 and 1987 and diagnosed with any of the following medical conditions may qualify to recover damages under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022.

Potential cancers include:

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Kidney cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Brain cancer
  • Central Nervous System (CNS) cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Bladder cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Liver cancer

Other potential medical conditions include:

  • Kidney damage
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Cardiac defects
  • Nerve damage
  • Female infertility
  • Immune disorders
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Renal toxicity or disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Scleroderma
  • Fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Miscarriage
  • Birth defects
  • Other chronic diseases, lasting illnesses, or ailments

What’s Next?

We must hold the federal government accountable for the cover-ups and significant delays relating to veterans and their families negatively affected by Camp Lejeune’s water. The experienced attorneys of Bohrer Brady, LLC, will advocate for your rights. When you choose our successful national law firm, you can rest assured that we will aggressively fight for recovery and reparation on your behalf.

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