Camp Lejeune
Water Contamination

If you or a loved one spent time at the Camp Lejeune U.S. Marine Corps Base, you may be entitled to compensation due to water contamination.

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Camp Lejeune is a United States Marine Corps base located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. From 1953 to 1987, the camp’s drinking water was contaminated with toxic chemical compounds such as trichloroethylene (TCE), benzene, perchloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride, and others.

Estimates place the number of people affected by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune at more than 1 million over the course of more than 30 years. This includes members of the military and civilian employees on the base, as well as their families (including children and babies in utero).

For years, the federal government denied responsibility for the high rate of serious illnesses experienced by people who lived and worked at Camp Lejeune from the 1950s to the 1980s. The effects of the toxic exposure are still felt to this day, with veterans and former residents and employees at Camp Lejeune being diagnosed with cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and other diseases decades after the fact.

UPDATE: The Camp Lejeune Justice Act has been signed into law as part of the Honoring Our PACT Act. This legislation will circumvent unacceptable legal loopholes in North Carolina and provide individuals and families affected by the Camp Lejeune water contamination with long-overdue recourse for seeking justice.

Attorneys at the Sabb Law Group have been closely monitoring federal legislation that will enable those impacted by water contamination at Camp Lejeune to pursue compensation. If you previously lived or worked at Camp Lejeune and were later diagnosed with an illness linked to toxic exposure at the base, fill out the form to see if you qualify for compensation.

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Who Can File A claim?

You must have:

  • Served at Camp Lejeune, or the Marine Corps Air Station New River, between August 1953 and December 1987
  • Served a total of at least 30 days there during that period
  • Not received a dishonorable discharge


The toxic chemicals that contaminated the water at Camp Lejeune have been linked to a number of serious health concerns. Multiple types of cancer are associated with these toxic chemicals, including:

  • Kidney cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (a cancer of the lymphatic system)
  • Liver cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Multiple myeloma (cancer of the body’s plasma cells)
  • Leukemia (cancer of the blood)
  • Brain cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Esophageal cancer


Although cancer is a major concern among those who suffered toxic exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, it is not the only illness that has been linked to toxic compounds found in the water at the base. Other potential health concerns linked to Camp Lejeune’s decades-long water contamination issues include:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Nephrotoxicity (damage to the kidneys)
  • Scleroderma
  • Aplastic anemia (a condition where the bone marrow stops producing enough blood cells)
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) (abnormalities in the body’s blood cell production)
  • Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver syndrome)
  • Cardiac defects
  • Neurobehavioral disorders


Fertility issues and miscarriages have also been linked to the water contamination at Camp Lejeune. In-utero exposure to contaminated water has led to a wide range of birth defects and high rates of childhood cancer. Tragically, many children died very young due to the toxic effects of the chemicals found in the water at Camp Lejeune.

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Ronnie A. Sabb
Kimberly V. Barr
Doward K. Harvin

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