The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 allows for claims to be filed against the US Government seeking legal compensation for veterans and their family members who have been diagnosed with serious medical conditions, diseases, and cancers that are associated with harmful chemicals that were in the Camp Lejeune contaminated water they used during 1953 to 1987.
These Camp Lejeune claims must be filed before August 9, 2024, according to the Statute of Limitations provision in this new federal law.
Pursuant to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, veterans and their family members who lived on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina for 30 days or more during the period August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987, and who were later diagnosed with cancers, can now have Camp Lejeune claims filed on their behalf.
We want to address, here, two “problems” people may be concerned about as regards Camp Lejeune cases involving cancers — that, in fact, are not problems at all, as we will explain.
First, their cancer diagnosis was made many years after the time when they lived on base at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River during the 1953-1987 period. This “time gap” issue is not a problem because of the medical reason that cancers typically have a latency period, meaning it can be many years after drinking the contaminated water that their cancer developed and then was diagnosed by a doctor.
Second, at the time their cancer diagnosis was made, there was no discussion by the doctor about the cancer being caused by or related to the Camp Lejeune contaminated water used during the period 1953 to 1987, long ago. To start, it is to be expected the medical records would not show any statements about it being a “Camp Lejeune cancer” because most doctors, even today, are not aware of the harmful chemicals that were in the Camp Lejeune drinking water. And, besides that practical reason, it is well-established that the benzene, vinyl chloride, and other toxic chemicals in the Camp Lejeune contaminated water do cause certain types of cancers. Medical evidence will be presented as part of the Camp Lejeune claims process to make clear the connection between the Camp Lejeune contaminated water and the particular type of cancer your doctor diagnosed.
If you, a family member, or some other person you know served at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River in North Carolina, or lived there as a civilian, and later were diagnosed with cancer, we would like to help you get started with the Camp Lejeune claims process. We encourage you to complete a Camp Lejeune Claims Review Form online to tell us the basic facts of your possible Camp Lejeune claim or, if you prefer, you can call us at (800) 426-9535.
More Information re: Camp Lejeune Cancer Cases
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Coverage Area Map (US Department of Veterans Affairs)
We encourage you to submit a Camp Lejeune Claims Review Form online – it is free, confidential, and there is no obligation.
Note: This Claims Review Form can be used also for non-cancer medical conditions linked to the Camp Lejuene contaminated water.
Or, if you prefer, call our toll-free number, (800) 426-9535, to speak directly to attorney Tom Lamb about a possible Camp Lejeune cancer claim. Either way, you will get Mr. Lamb’s impressions about your Camp Lejeune case based on his many years of experience handling chemical exposure cases that involve cancer.