Injured? Dial #WIN or #946 from your cellphone for your free consultation or call 1-800-LAW-NEED.
Call Us 24/7
( 1-800-529-6333 )
Click to Call 24/7

Who Can File a Claim Under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?

December 20, 2022

For decades, tens of thousands of service members, civilian contractors, and military families living and working at Camp Lejeune were exposed to cancer-causing substances in their drinking water. Now, thousands of military veterans, military family members, and former contractors have been diagnosed with reproductive issues, congenital disabilities, cancer, Parkinson's disease, and other severe medical conditions due to contaminated water. The federal government just admitted that Camp Lejeune's water sources had been contaminated from 1953 through 1987. 

The two primary water distribution and treatment plants, Hadna Point and Tarawa Terrace provided the contaminated drinking water to Camp Lejeune's main base, temporary housing areas,  family housing, daycares, barracks, hospitals, and schools. U.S. Marine Corps members, their dependents, civilian contractors, and on-base personnel were all exposed to toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune.

The federal government stated that Camp Lejeune's drinking water was contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and cancer-causing chemicals at levels 240 to 3,400 times the permissible limit from 1953 until 1987. Camp Lejeune's drinking water was also contaminated with dangerous, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including TCE (Trichloroethylene), PCE (perchloroethylene), and other toxic chemicals. These dangerous substances have been connected with cancer and other severe health problems. Marines who were stationed at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 have a 35% increased risk of developing kidney cancer, a 47% increased chance of being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a 42% increased risk of liver cancer, and a 68% increased risk of multiple myeloma. There are several cancers connected with the Camp Lejeune water contamination issue, including bladder cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, breast cancer, and leukemia. Contaminated Camp Lejeune drinking water has been linked to hepatic steatosis, ALS, myelodysplastic syndromes, renal toxicity, female infertility, miscarriages, scleroderma, and neurobehavioral effects. 

Recent estimates show that there could be more than 750,000 people who will be qualified to receive free medical treatment. To qualify, a claimant must have worked at or have lived at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or longer between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.  

We Know What It Takes To Win!™ 

If you or a loved one has suffered harm as a result of Camp Lejeune water contamination, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows you to pursue compensation. Time is limited to file your claim. Contact Montlick Injury Attorneys, for your free consultation today. Our law firm has been representing those who suffer serious injuries or lost a loved one in an accident for over 39 years.  Our trial attorneys have recovered billions of dollars for our personal injury clients through negotiated settlements, litigation/lawsuits, settlement of lawsuits, jury verdicts, mediation, and arbitration awards.

Please visit our Montlick Injury Attorneys reviews to see what our clients have to say about our commitment to exceptional service.

No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us nationwide 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or simply dial #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone. You can also visit us online at and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.

Sources: in the article and


Montlick Injury Attorneys
17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 529-6333
(800) LAW-NEED
Hours: Open Today · Open 24 hours
Plus Code: RMH6+38 Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Category: Personal Injury

Please Note:
All information provided by our blogs is general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Consult a Montlick attorney for details about your unique situation.