Camp Lejeune Water Poisoning – Tribal Cases

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Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Cases

Any Marine veterans or their family members may be eligible to file claims. Native Americans have a long and proud history of serving in the US armed forces.

President Biden signed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act into law on August 10, 2022. Under this new law, victims may now sue the federal government for injuries they suffered as a result of their exposure to the base’s contaminated water. Under the Act, if you were exposed to the water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987—whether you lived at Camp Lejeune, worked there, or otherwise spent time there—you have the right to sue the government for harm caused by the water.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act does not list specific diseases that are covered. Anybody can sue if they were exposed to toxic water for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987, so long as they can show that they suffered harm as a result of their exposure to the water. However, certain diseases are more closely associated with exposure to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune. Here is a list of some of the medical conditions and diseases that the government itself has linked to Camp Lejeune toxic water exposure. This is not an exhaustive list. If you were exposed and suffer from a different disease, you may still be entitled to compensation:

Aplastic anemia, Bladder cancer, Cardiac birth defects, Esophageal cancer, Female breast cancer, Female infertility, Hepatic steatosis/fatty liver disease, Kidney cancer, Kidney disease, Leukemias, Liver cancer, Lung Cancer, Male breast cancer, Miscarriages, Multiple myeloma, Myelodysplastic syndromes, Neurobehavioral effects, Non-cardiac birth defects, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Parkinson’s disease, Renal toxicity, Systemic sclerosis, or Scleroderma.

Even if a condition or disease is not listed above, it may still have been caused by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune.

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Watch the video of a webinar that Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel recently presented on the Camp Lejeune case and Native Veterans that focuses on the rapidly approaching August 10, 2024 case filing deadline.

You can also view a multi-slide presentation relating to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act Claims for Marine Corps Native Veterans. Individual slides are below; to view the entire presentation as a single document, click here.

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