Skip to Content
Put Our Team in Your Corner 855-757-4204
Camp LeJeune Justice Act

Camp Lejeune Justice Act Lawyers

North Carolina Attorneys for Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits

For decades, the potable water at United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was contaminated by volatile organic compounds (VOC). The people who served, lived, and worked at Camp Lejeune during that time never knew that they were using unsafe water for drinking, bathing, cleaning, and other day-to-day purposes.

Many of them have since been diagnosed with chronic illnesses and cancers that are linked directly to unsafe levels of VOC exposure.

With the recent passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, legal action can be taken against the federal government to pursue compensation for those affected by Camp Lejeune’s unsafe drinking water.

Lanier Law Group and our Camp Lejeune water contamination attorneys are here to guide you through this difficult situation and find the best path toward compensation and justice. As legal heavyweights who have fought massive corporations and government entities in the past, you know that you can trust your case to us.

Call Lanier Law Group now at (855) 757-4204 to schedule an initial consultation.

As early as 1952 or 1953, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated by VOCs. Specifically, the Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point water treatment plants were pumping and distributing contaminated water from the early ‘50s to the early ‘80s. It was not until an independent study was conducted in the late ‘80s was it determined that the water had been contaminated all that time.

VOCs found in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune include:

  • Perchloroethylene (PCE)
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Vinyl chloride (VC)
  • Benzene

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined the maximum “safe” amount of VOC exposure on a regular basis. The water at Camp Lejeune was found to sometimes exceed these levels 400 times over. Even temporary exposure to the contaminated water could be enough to cause a lifetime of health complications.

What VOC Exposure in Drinking Water Does

The EPA and other global health organizations have long known VOCs to be unsafe for human consumption and direct exposure. The risk of health complications after even a brief amount of exposure can be great, especially if the VOCs are consumed or ingested, such as when trace amounts are in drinking water.

For over 30 years, the military service members, their family members, and civilian contractors at Camp Lejeune were exposed to large amounts of VOCs without knowing it, even after the federal government knew about the problem but failed to warn them.

VOC exposure can cause these health problems and more:

  • Bladder, kidney, and liver cancer
  • Stomach and lung cancer
  • Throat and esophageal cancer
  • Bone marrow diseases
  • Female infertility
  • Higher incidents of birth injuries
  • Higher risk of miscarriages
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Neurological damage
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Renal toxicity
  • Scleroderma

It is estimated that millions of people at Camp Lejeune could have been exposed to contaminated drinking water. Thousands or hundreds of thousands of those people could have developed cancer or another serious illness as a result. Hundreds might have already passed away from the exposure without realizing the connection.

What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?

Filing a claim against the federal government is difficult. Previously, the military service members, veterans, their family members and others affected by the unsafe drinking water at Camp Lejeune could not pursue an injury claim for fair compensation.

With the recent passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, though, this has changed. It allows injury claims to be filed during a two-year window. The claims are expected to be filed in one North Carolina federal court, which will then set the ground rules for a mass tort.

You could be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune Justice Act lawsuit if you:

Continue Reading Read Less

We Never Back Down From a Fight

Featured Reviews, Testimonials & Results
    "20 out of 10 stars."
    There are times in your life you are so hurt and feel life has a grudge against you. Nothing in your life is going right. I lost the most important person in my life to death, of which I knew mistakes were made because I witnessed it with my own eyes. When you contact a law group you most of the time get all business and a matter of fact conversation. I want all to know that from the first phone call they listened to my lengthy story, sobbing most of the time with so much compassion. They never made any promises but offered assurances that no stone would be unturned. They fulfilled every word they said. They restored faith that I had lost. Until you are in a position like mine you can never know how invaluable Lanier Law Group is. They were wonderful while maintaining their professionalism. They treated me like a family member. They really do care about their clients. But most of all they are the best at what they do. I worked in the court system for years so I knew how attorneys and law firms basically operated. Understanding the law and it's interpretation is the ultimate key to winning any case. Also know that if an attorney/attorneys study and review your case and know that you don't have a chance in a court of law and are big enough to tell you that instead of giving you false hope, you then my friend have a group with valuable shared values. I have so much respect for everyone in this Law Group. I recommend Lanier Law Group, P.A. to anyone who needs representation, they are in your corner. 20 out of 10 stars.
    - Diane W.
    "Lanier Law Group will always be the choice for me and all my family members"
    I started working with Lanier Law Group in 2020 on my Social Security Disability case. They from start to finish were awesome. My case manager Janet Hanks and attorney, Ashley Sappenfield were always available to answer all my questions. I did not have to do much but sit back and let them handle whatever was needed. My case took too long (2 years) and if I did not have Janet and Ashley My case would still not be approved. I would recommend Lanier to anyone to get the job done and approved. Do not go to another firm with your case, who promise the world and do not see it to completion and do not think another firms would have worked as hard as they did on my case. Lanier Law Group will always be the choice for me and all my family members to handle any cases of this type and other legal services they provide. They went above and beyond!
    - Phillip J.
    "So thankful for your expertise and professionalism"
    Mrs. Gonzalez did an awesome job of explaining everything in detail and keeping me informed on the status of my case. Despite poor customer service with the insurance company, Mrs. Gonzalez was able to fix what they could not. Mrs. Gonzalez was very helpful with helping me understand things that I was not aware of when dealing with insurance claims. I am so thankful for her expertise and professionalism.
    - Mario H.
    "Always ready to answer any questions I may have"
    The staff kept me well informed in a more than timely manner and was always ready to answer any questions I may have.
    - Timothy M.
    "The Lanier Law Group provided excellent customer service!"
    The Lanier Law Group provided excellent customer service! My main contact was Denise.
    - Malinda P.
    "Great experience"
    Great experience. Tish was very helpful as my case progressed and explained all of the steps to me, leaving me with very few questions. Shea was also very helpful during the negotiation process.
    - Nyesha B.

Don't Hire Just Any Firm

Take Control of Your Case Today With the Help of Lanier Law Group
  • We Never Back Down
    Our attorneys are confident taking cases to trial and will always seek to maximize your compensation.
  • We're Here For You 24/7
    Regardless of when you contact our firm, we're here to make sure that you get the answers you need. We also offer weekend appointments and consultations.
  • We Come Prepared

    After an injury, every second counts. We are available to meet with you in person, virtually, or at your location to provide the highest quality legal counsel.

  • We're In Your Corner
    Every case we take on has a team of dedicated professionals assigned to make sure that we're delivering the best possible service and results.