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Camp Lejeune Justice Act

Langston & Lott, PLLC Camp Lejeune Justice Act

Camp Lejeune Justice Act

Camp Lejeune Justice Act

From 1953 to 1987, more than one million military service personnel and their families were exposed to contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina. The water was contaminated with volatile organic compounds, degreasers, chemicals used on heavy machinery, and more than 70 other highly toxic substances. The government knew about this contamination but took no action, ignoring warnings from experts, site inspections and reports, and comments from military service members and their families that the water tasted of chemicals. 68 years after the contamination period started and 34 years after it ended, Congress finally acknowledged the damage the United States caused to its military population at Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act applies to anyone who lived, worked, or served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, including military personnel, guardsmen, reservists, military family members, and civilian employees who worked on the base. The Act, which is under review in the U.S. Senate, is designed to help anyone who suffered injuries or death from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune to bring a claim within two years from when the Act becomes effective. President Biden is expected to sign the Act in the coming weeks.

Any person that resided at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River for at least 30 days between August 1953 and December 1987 and has a serious illness, miscarriage, or birth defect is potentially eligible for disability, health care, and compensation.

Common injuries include:

The contaminated water was used for drinking, cooking, and bathing in enlisted family housing, barracks, schools, base hospitals, recreational areas, and administrative offices.

If you or a loved one were stationed, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune between the years of 1953 and 1987 for at least 30 days, you may qualify for compensation from the Government. Please reach out to our firm today either online or by calling our toll-free number at (662) 554-4000.

Remember, you don't pay unless we recover compensation for you. You can schedule your free consultation and case review today. Get started with no upfront fees by calling or filling out the form below. The law limits the time you have to file a claim, so let us help you get started today.