Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Davis & Crump is currently investigating claims from people with cancer or other health conditions, who served, lived or worked at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from August 1953 to December 1987, and were exposed to contaminated water at the marine base (exposure also includes in utero exposure). A new federal law allows people who have suffered injuries from their exposure to bring a claim within two (2) years.

The Contaminated Water

People who served, lived or worked at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between 1953 – 1987 would likely have been exposed to water contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOC), including trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene, or perchloroethylene (PCE), as well as benzene, trans-1, 2-dichloroethylene (DCE), and vinyl chloride. Exposure to this contaminated water has been linked to an increased risk of cancers, including adverse birth outcomes, and other serious medical conditions.

You or your family member may be eligible for compensation regardless of whether you already collect VA benefits for this injury.

Volatile organic compounds were detected at Camp Lejeune in 1952 and traced to drinking water coming from two of the eight treatment plants at Camp Lejeune. From 1953 to 1985, the VA estimates that several million service members and their families were potentially exposed to this harmful water, making Camp Lejeune one of the worst cases of water contamination in U.S. history. Some of the areas affected include, but is not limited to, Berkley Manor, Hadnot Point, Hospital Point, the base hospital, Midway Park, Paradise Point, Tarawa Terrace, schools, Watkins Village, Knox Trailer Park, Air Station (MCAs) New River, Frenchman’s Point, recreational areas, industrial areas, Holcomb Boulevard, and other areas.

Illnesses and Symptoms Caused by Contaminated Water

Exposure to these chemicals have been linked to numerous illnesses and serious health conditions:

  • ALS
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Birth Defects
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Lung Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Renal Toxicity
  • Neurobehavioral Effects
  • Scleroderma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Fatty Liver Disease (hepatic steatosis)

Do I Have A Claim?

Our legal team is helping victims of Camp Lejeune that have suffered adverse health problems due to contaminated water. If you served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, for a cumulative of 30 days or more AND have been told by a doctor that you have one or more of the above listed illnesses or health conditions, then we are offering a free legal consultation and case evaluation. There is no out-of-pocket cost to you to have our firm represent you in this case. Davis & Crump is only paid an attorney’s fee if a recovery of money is made in your case.

Why Chose Our Law Firm?

Davis & Crump has handled complex litigation, including toxic tort cases, since 1984. We have recovered over one billion dollars for our clients. Our attorneys are leaders in complex cases and are recognized in such publications as Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

Davis & Crump is experienced in toxic tort and environmental litigation and settlements. If you or a loved one has been injured by water contamination at Camp Lejeune, call us at 1-800-277-0300, or email us at  or fill out a free case evaluation form here.


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