Studies showed in the 70s that Camp Lejeune was a major polluter, but the military didn't test the water on the base until 1982. During those thirty years, with no water safety testing, over a million people (Marines and their spouses and children) ingested tap water contaminated by high levels of dangerous chemicals and carcinogens.
Over the decades, millions lived and worked at Camp Lejeune and the surrounding military bases. Marines (and their families) had exposure to these toxins by drinking and bathing in the water. The toxic water has been linked to severe health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, miscarriages, and damage to major organs.
If you ever served or lived at Camp Lejeune, call us at (866) 929-4466 to receive a free case evaluation. Dickey Anderson Law Firm will help you with your existing right to Veteran's Disability compensation and medical treatment reimbursement.
As of June 16th, 2022, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act has passed both the House and the Senate and is expected to be an effective law later this year. If and when the final bill is signed, it will give you additional rights to file compensation claims. However, Dickey Anderson Law Firm is interested in helping you with your Veterans' Disability Compensation regardless of the status of this bill.
Between 1952-1987, residents of Camp Lejeune drank and bathed in water laced with toxic chemicals such as trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride, and benzene. The contamination has been linked to several health issues, including miscarriages, leukemia, breast cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and colon cancer.
If your case is denied, we represent your case before the Board of Advocates. We will use a private physician's medical opinion regarding whether or not your claimed injury is service-related.
In order to qualify for Veterans' Disability benefits, you must have served as a Marine, Reservist, or Guardsman at Camp Lejeune (or MCAS New River) for at least 30 days between August 1953 and December 1987.
The 30 days of service do not have to be consecutive. The relevant locations received water from Camp Lejeune, including Marines that received water from mobile "water buffalos" while training in the field.
However, medical research is ongoing to determine if Camp Lejuene and other bases also cause conditions such as diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and other cancers.
If you served at Camp Lejeune, please give Call us Toll-Free 24/7: (866) 929-4466. We will review your situation using our medical experts to see if you are entitled to Veterans' Benefits or other forms of compensation.