About The Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit
The Camp Lejeune water contamination settlement is a class-action lawsuit to compensate individuals and families exposed to contaminated drinking water between August 1953 and December 1987 at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The settlement provided payments for medical treatments related to certain conditions and reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses incurred due to the contamination.
Who is eligible for Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Settlement Amounts?
Anyone who resided or worked at Camp Lejeune and was exposed to the toxic water contamination can now be compensated for their injuries in addition to their VA benefits. Additionally, if your loved one has passed due to exposure at Camp Lejeune, you can file a claim on their behalf. This includes U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy Veterans, Civilian Workers, Spouses, children, and other family members. Our team at Scout Law Group can help determine if you qualify.
What Are The Average Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Settlement Amounts?
Claimants will be eligible to receive all compensatory damages commonly available in tort cases, including economic and non-economic damages. Lawsuit settlements would also include damages such as medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of future earning capacity, and lost income. The settlement amount for each individual will differ based on the injuries suffered, conditions diagnosed, and time spent at the base.
What Health Issues Qualify for Camp Lejeune Settlements?
Health Issues that qualify for a settlement amount may include but are not limited to:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- Aplastic anemia
- Birth defects
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Crohn’s disease
- Dental issues
- Esophageal cancer
- Female infertility
- Heart disease
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Prostate cancer
How are the settlement amounts determined?
Settlement amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis. The settlement amount depends on the severity of the health issues experienced, lost income, length of exposure to contamination, cost of medical bills, and emotional damages. Talk to a lawyer from our team today to help determine your settlement amount.
Camp Lejeune Settlements Frequently Asked Questions
Will receiving a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit settlement affect my VA benefits?
No. Receiving a Camp Lejeune water settlement amount will not affect your VA benefits.
What was in the contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune?
In 1982, the U.S. Marine Corps uncovered toxic chemicals and industrial solvents known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at two of the military base’s water treatment plants.
The VOCs found in the Camp Lejeune water supply include:
- Tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchloroethylene or PCE)
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
How can I File For A Camp Lejeune Claim?
To file a Camp Lejeune claim, you must be able to provide the following:
- Be able to prove that you were at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base for 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.
- Show that you suffered from one of the presumptive illnesses caused by the contaminated drinking water.
- Speak with a Camp Lejeune lawyer about your case. They will determine whether or not you qualify for a claim. They will also be able to assist you in filing your Camp Lejeune water contamination claim properly.
If you were exposed to toxic water contamination at Camp Lejeune and have health issues, you may qualify for legal action.
Lawsuit & Claims
If you or a loved one suffer health issues due to toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune, you may qualify for compensation.
If you got cancer or had other health problems because of the water at Camp Lejeune, you might be eligible for compensation.