Camp Lejeune Litigation
Near the sprawling Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune along the North Carolina coastline, toxic agents seeped into the soil at fuel depots, base junkyards, and even a dry cleaner. The chemicals poisoned groundwater with hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for over 34 years, beginning in 1953. Millions of Marines and their family members drank, cooked, and bathed in the water. Exposure to these dangerous chemicals is linked to serious health hazards, including:
President Biden is expected to sign The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021, part of the broader Honoring our PACT Act legislation, soon. The Act will allow victims to file civil Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits in federal court to receive compensation for their injuries outside of Veteran’s Administration (VA) benefits.
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Testing from two water wells on the base, which ended in 1985, revealed the drinking water contained toxic chemicals, including:
The following damages can be recovered for those exposed and injured by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune:
Any award received under this litigation will not impede or limit an individual’s continued or future entitlement to disability awards, payments, or benefits under any VA program.
Founding partners Frank Maderal and John Byrne are former federal prosecutors, who have led billion-dollar litigations and achieved groundbreaking and record-setting results in court and for their clients. Our achievements have been featured in newspapers, documentaries, and at least one book.
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