Compensation for Toxic Water Exposure at Camp Lejeune

Whether you are a veteran, family member of a veteran, dependent of a deceased veteran, or a civilian, you may be eligible for compensation for contaminated water exposure. If you were on base at Camp Lejeune, a United States Marine Corps Base Camp located in North Carolina, between 1953 and 1987, for at least 30 cumulative days, you could be compensated due to the contaminated water there. The PACT Act, which is soon to be passed, will provide for compensation to those living and serving at Camp Lejeune.  Several health problems have been linked back to veterans and their families living at Camp Lejeune due to the toxic chemicals found in the water there


What Was in the Water at Camp Lejeune?

Unfortunately, countless chemicals and toxins have since been discovered at Camp Lejeune. In fact, testing conducted in the area found that the drinking water on base was contaminated with toxic chemicals and known carcinogens, such as benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), terachloroethylene, or perchloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride (VC). Industrial spills and waste disposal sites contributed to the contamination of the groundwater. In some homes on Camp Lejeune, these chemicals were found to be over 1000x the maximum safe limit. As a result, many people living at Camp Lejeune have suffered serious health problems.

Compensation for Toxic Water Exposure at Camp Lejeune

Conditions linked to Camp Lejeune Toxic Water:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Central Nervous System cancer (CNS)
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Brain cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Scleroderma
  • Liver cancer
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Renal toxicity
  • scleroderma
  • Lung cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Prostate cancer
  • Female infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Immune disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Cardiac defects

How do I qualify for VA Benefits for Camp Lejeune Water Contamination as a Service Member?

Call 800-838-1100 or complete the survey on this page to determine if you qualify for compensation. Service members may be able to obtain service-connected disability benefits from the Camp Lejeune Toxic Water. One way to obtain service-connected disability benefits from the VA is through presumptive service and the other being direct service. Based on presumptive service connection, veterans may be eligible to receive VA disability compensation, as long as they can provide proof they were diagnosed with one of the eight qualifying conditions (found below).

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Adult Leukemia
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Liver cancer

If you have a condition not listed above, you may still be able to receive VA disability benefits based on your toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune. You have to prove three different elements in order to establish a direct service connection.

  1. A current diagnosis of the condition by medical professional
  2. Evidence of Camp Lejeune toxic water exposure while on active duty
  3. A medical nexus that links the water contamination to the current diagnosed condition

What is the Federal Government doing about Camp Lejeune?

While Camp Lejeune is still open, the contaminants are still being cleaned up, but it has since been declared safe. Also, the 117th congress is very close to passing the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. This will create a lower burden of proof needed in order for a service member or their family member to get the medical or VA benefits they are entitled to. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is an extension of the PACT Act, which is also soon to be passed into law. The PACT Act is an overarching law that encompasses all individuals effected by the government’s negligence. Whether you were a service member or a part time employee, a civilian, or a family member or dependent of a deceased veteran, if you were exposed to harmful chemicals, the PACT Act will cover you, and you may be entitled to compensation.

Do I Qualify for Compensation from Camp Lejeune?

Find out now if you qualify for compensation! The brief survey below will determine whether you may be eligible for compensation from toxic chemical exposure at Camp Lejeune. If you have already filed a claim to receive benefits from the Camp Lejeune toxic water and the VA denied you, we can help! We are experts in the field of disability benefits and we can help you every step of the way. At Disability Law Group, disability is all we do, and to us, every client matters. We offer free case reviews on all cases.

Contact us today at 800-838-1100.