Camp Lejeune Water Claims and Lawsuits
Rosen Hagood is here to help victims of Camp Lejeune water contamination get the compensation they deserve.
This law was introduced because the water supply at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with toxic, life-threatening chemicals such as benzene and trichloroethylene.
These toxic chemicals have been linked to a number of serious health issues, including cancers and birth defects.
Between 1953 and 1987, approximately 1 million veterans, military personnel, and veteran family members were exposed to contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
What toxic chemicals were found?
- Perchloroethylene (PCE), a manufactured chemical used for dry cleaning and metal degreasing;
- Trichloroethylene (TCE), a solvent used to clean metal parts, such as weapons and heavy equipment;
- Vinyl chloride, which forms as PCE and TCE breaks down;
- Benzene, which is used to make other chemicals that compose plastics, resins, nylon, and synthetic fibers; and
- Toluene, a common ingredient in degreasers.
People exposed to these toxic chemicals continue to turn to the Camp Lejeune Lawyers at Rosen Hagood when they believe they’re suffering from:
- Cancer: including leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Neurological disorders
- Reproductive problems
- Birth defects
Please Note: Other health conditions may also be linked to contamination exposure. If you are unsure whether your health condition or other ailment may be associated with toxic water exposure while at Camp Lejeune, please contact us to find out.
How Rosen Hagood Can Help:
- Legal guidance: We provide guidance and support, including gathering and submitting documentation.
- Filing claims: Our Camp Lejeune lawyers help potential benefit recipients navigate the claims process.
- Filing suit: If your claim has been denied, we can represent you through the litigation process.
Why Our Team?
The strength of our team goes beyond Rosen Hagood’s 75 years of litigation and trial experience. In partnership with Bell Legal Group and Craver Law Firm, we bring a level of understanding about these cases that is unmatched.
After all, Attorney Ed Bell authored the Camp Lejeune Justice Act and spent more than fifteen years fighting for its passage in Congress, and the Craver Law Firm has been a valuable business and litigation link with our team for almost 30 years.
- How do I know if I qualify?
- You served or lived at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River for at least 30 cumulative days from August 1953 through December 1987.
- You were not dishonorably discharged upon separation from service.
- You were diagnosed with at least one of the following conditions:
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer (Male & Female)
- Esophageal cancer
- Female infertility
- Hepatic steatosis
- Kidney cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Renal toxicity
- Parkinson’s disease
- Many other diseases
- What type of documents will I need?
- Copies of your military personnel records;
- Proof that you were at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune during the relevant years; and
- Medical records of your diagnosis and treatment.
- How long do I have to file a claim?
- Until August 10, 2024, which is two years from the enactment of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022.
- If your claim is denied, you have 180 days from the date of denial to file a lawsuit.
- What am I entitled to?
- You may be entitled to the following:
- Medical treatment
- Attorney’s fees
- You may be entitled to the following:
- What is not covered?
- Punitive damages are not recoverable under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.
Your Next Step
If you or someone you know has been affected by the water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, immediately seek the advice of a qualified Camp Lejeune lawyer.
Contact Rosen Hagood to understand your legal rights and options. For a free consultation, call (843) 577-6726 today!