Military members and their families dedicate their lives in service to our country. As a thank you for that service, we promise to care for them and their loved ones.
But, for members working and living on Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987, their dedication came with exposure to contaminated water linked to serious health risks. From 1953 to 1987, the United States government acknowledges that Marines and their family members who lived on Camp Lejeune and civilians who worked on base were exposed to hazardous chemicals in the water supply. It is estimated that this contaminated water impacted more than a million marines, their families, and civilians.
Exposure to these dangerous chemicals is linked to serious health issues, including:
- Kidney Cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Multiple Myeloma
- Adult Leukemias
- Liver Cancer
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Scleroderma/Systemic Sclerosis
- Major Cardiac Birth Defects
- Lung Cancer
- Female infertility
- Birth defects
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows any exposed individual who lived or worked at the base for thirty days or more from Aug. 1, 1953, to Dec. 31, 1987, to file a claim against the U.S. government. However, the time for filing is limited. All claims that involve an injury or death that occurred before the passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act have until Aug. 10, 2024, to file their administrative claim.
Beasley Allen has an entire team of lawyers and staff dedicated to investigating, filing, and establishing causation for claims by people or survivors of individuals exposed to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
You can contact our team should you need help with a claim or have questions. The lawyers include Leslie LaMacchia, Julia Merritt, Will Sutton, Ryan Kral, Trisha Green, Ken Wilson, Matt Pettit, Tucker Osborne, Gavin King, Elizabeth Weyerman, Maggie Arellano, and Marion Brummal.
More and more administrative claims are proceeding to civil litigation for Camp Lejeune. The Navy has received over 70,000 administrative filings, yet a settlement offer has yet to be made at the administrative level. The cases are being filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina.
With the growing surge in cases filed weekly, the Department of Justice has requested that civil cases be consolidated to help the Eastern District of North Carolina deal with the volume.
If you’re an attorney with a Camp Lejeune case, let us put our resources to work for you. We can competently and conscientiously assist you in handling any group of cases, no matter how large.