Do you think you may have a claim related to water contamination from Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina? If so, it is important to understand the legal complications involved and whether or not you qualify for potential compensation due to exposure to and injury from water contamination.
An experienced attorney specializing in Camp Lejeune cases can help evaluate your case and advise on the best possible outcome based on your unique situation, but here are some basic guidelines you should know:
The Main Criteria to Qualify for a Claim
1. Were you at Camp Lejeune between the years 1953 and 1987?
If not, you likely do not qualify for a Camp Lejeune claim. Camp Lejeune claims specifically deal with the consequences of the water contamination that occurred from August 1953 to December 1987. During this time, as many as one million servicemembers, civilian employees, and family members are estimated to have been exposed to harmful levels of toxic contaminants–volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
2. Were you at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days?
If you were at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days, and you were at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, you likely qualify for a Camp Lejeune claim.
If not, and you were at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 for less than 30 days, you may qualify for a Camp Lejeune claim, but it is neither likely nor unlikely.
Whether you were a service member, family member, employee, or civilian does not impact your eligibility for a Camp Lejeune claim.
Additional Criteria that Will Strengthen a Claim
3. Have you been diagnosed with one of the following medical conditions?
If you have been diagnosed with one of the following medical conditions, then you very likely qualify for a Camp Lejeune claim:
- Aplastic Anemia
- Bladder Cancer
- Brain Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver Disease)
- Kidney Cancer
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Neurobehavioral Effects
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Ovarian Cancer
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Scleroderma or Systemic Sclerosis
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Attorneys
This Fight is Personal For Us
At Mann Blake & Jackson Law, we are not only driven by a passion for protecting military servicemembers’, veterans’, and civilians’ rights, but we also have a personal connection to this case. While all of our lead attorneys are North Carolina natives, one of our partner attorneys, Shaun C. Blake, grew up in the 1980s, spending his summers and holidays at Camp Lejeune with his grandfather, a retired Marine, and his grandmother, who provided food service as a civilian employee on the base for more than 34 years.
We Have a Successful Track Record
We are not afraid to go toe-to-toe with powerful government agencies and have secured over $100M in verdicts, settlements, and awards for our clients.
If you believe you may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit, or want to learn more, call us at (855) 615-2682 or contact us online to request a free, no-obligation consultation.