Camp Lejeune Cases

Between 1953 and 1987, over one million people living in and around the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in North Carolina suffered exposure to toxic chemicals in the water supply, including service members and their families. An attorney for Camp Lejeune cases with our firm at Bassett Murray Law Group can help you file your claim in Michigan when you call us at 734-930-9200.

About the Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune, 1953-1987

Two of the eight water treatment plants that supplied water to Camp Lejeune had high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Toxic chemicals in the water supply included:

  • Tetrachloroethylene (PCE or PERC)
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Vinyl chloride
  • Benzene

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that toxic water from the Tarawa Terrace Treatment Plant and the Hadnot Point Treatment Plant led to higher rates of congenital disabilities in children at Camp Lejeune, as well as higher instances of cancer, infertility, and neurological disorders.

Qualifying to File a Lawsuit for Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune

Under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (part of the PACT Act), anyone who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune or the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in New River between January 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, and has one of the qualifying conditions can file a lawsuit in North Carolina’s Eastern District Court within the new statute of limitations. The new statute of limitations is August 10, 2024.

If you qualify to file a lawsuit under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, you can pursue compensation for your injuries from the U.S. government, regulatory or other government agencies, local businesses that may have contributed to the contamination, or any other negligent parties that may have contributed to the contamination or subsequent injuries.

To qualify, you must meet the necessary parameters, including:

  • Lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 cumulative days between 1953 and 1987
  • Worked as a service member or civilian on-base or were family of a service member living at Camp Lejeune
  • Exposure to contaminated water or experienced maternal exposure to contaminated water during pregnancy
  • You developed a disease as a result of exposure or due to your mother’s exposure during pregnancy

Your attorney for Camp Lejeune cases can help you gather the necessary evidence to file your claim.

Qualifying Conditions for a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit

Certain conditions qualify for VA benefits as well as lawsuits under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. Similar conditions may qualify for compensation with further evidence. Conditions include:

  1. Bladder cancer
  2. Breast cancer
  3. Esophageal cancer
  4. Kidney cancer
  5. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  6. Leukemia
  7. Multiple myeloma
  8. Myelodysplastic syndromes
  9. Renal toxicity
  10. Scleroderma
  11. Hepatic steatosis
  12. Female infertility
  13. Miscarriage
  14. Some types of lung cancers
  15. Neurobehavioral effects

Contact a Camp Lejeune Veterans Claim Attorney in Ann Arbor, MI

If you or your family members suffered an injury or condition due to water contamination on base, contact an attorney for Camp Lejeune cases at Basset Murray Law Group in Ann Arbor, MI. Call us today at 734-930-9200 to schedule a consultation with a veterans benefits attorney.


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Bassett Murray Law Group, PLLC
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​Ann Arbor, MI ​48105
Phone: 734-930-9200
Fax: 734-930-9942