Camp LeJeune Water Contamination
The United States Senate voted to pass the Camp Lejeune Justice Act on June 16, 2022. The personal injury attorneys at Jinks Crow & Dickson are currently representing victims in Camp LeJeune water contamination claims.
When was Camp LeJeune water contaminated?
This bill protects service men and women and their families as well as other civilians who lived and/or worked at Camp Lejeune who were potentially exposed to toxic drinking water during the time between 1953 and 1987.
What was Camp LeJeune water contaminated with?
The water was heavily contaminated with dangerous chemicals and probable carcinogens.
Since this bill has gone into effect, military members and others will be able to file claims against the US government. They are allowed to seek reparations for illnesses or conditions that are related to exposure to toxic water.
Victims are eligible even if they were denied claims for disability by the Veterans Administration in the past.
Qualifying exposure would be people that resided or worked on Camp Lejeune, NC for at least 30 consecutive days between 8/1/1953-12/31/1987 and were diagnosed with one of the injuries or conditions below:
Leukemia (all types)
Male breast cancer
Female breast cancer
Lung Cancer (only if non-smoker)
Soft Tissue Cancer
Systemic and Organ Diseases:
End-stage renal disease
Systemic sclerosis / scleroderma
Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver Disease)
Hypersensitivity Skin Disorder
Cardiac birth defects
Other birth defects