Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

It has been revealed that the Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River drinking water was dangerously toxic between the years of 1953 to 1987 due to significant chemical contamination. Marines, their families, and civilian workers stationed at Camp Lejeune were exposed to water that was contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals. This includes chemicals such as benzene, TCE (trichloroethylene), PCE (perchloroethylene), and vinyl chloride. These chemicals were found in 2 of the primary water treatment facilities on base – Hadnot Point and Tarawa Terrace.

Those who lived or worked on base at any time during those years may have been exposed to contaminants that are linked to serious diseases, conditions and cancers, including…

Any of the following cancers:

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Central Nervous System cancer (CNS)
  • Cervical cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer

Or any of the following diseases or complications:

  • Cardiac defect
  • Epilepsy
  • Fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis)
  • Female Infertility
  • Kidney damage
  • Immune disorders
  • Nerve damage
  • Miscarriage
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Renal toxicity/disease
  • Scleroderma


If you (or a loved one) ever spent time at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River) in North Carolina, and subsequently suffered adverse health complications, filing a toxic water contamination claim for review is the quickest way to get financial relief for your suffering. Miller Law Group can help you with your Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit.

Effects Of Contaminated Water:

The chemicals found in the Camp Lejeune drinking water have been found to cause many different cancers and illnesses including:
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Kidney disease or cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (“MDS” or aplastic anemia)
There is currently a bi-partisan bill working its way through Congress named, “The Camp Lejeune Justice Act”. The bill’s sole mission is to grant Camp Lejeune’s victims the ability to finally attain the legal help they needed to pursue money damages.The bill would allow the tens of thousands of men, women and children who ingested and/or bathed in the toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 to finally seek justice for the serious illnesses (including cancer and Parkinson’s) associated with their exposure to these toxins.

Here are the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit FAQs that Miller Law Group can help you with:

When can I file a claim?

Currently, there is no way to file a claim for damages against the military or government for causing these illnesses. There is a bill currently pending in the United States Senate that, if passed, would change that. If passed, those who either lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more, during the years 1953 to 1987, and got sick as a result would be entitled to file a claim regardless of how long ago the diagnosis occurred.

What if a potential claimant has already died?

Deceased individuals, regardless of how long ago they passed away, can also qualify for a claim through their family and/or representative. Their family may still recover if the death was related to the contaminated water.

How long do we have to file a claim?

The law will only allow individuals who qualify to file claims for TWO YEARS from the date this bill was signed into law. So, that means that your claim must be filed no later than approximately the spring of 2024, depending on when exactly the bill is signed into law. Any claim filed after the deadline could be subject to dismissal.

How does it work?

Step 1: Tell us about your case by filling out a contact form here or by giving us a call: 919-348-4361
Step 2: Our team of experienced legal professionals will review your claim details for a rapid response follow up.
Step 3: We will schedule a convenient time to contact you for a NO OBLIGATION confidential FREE case evaluation.