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Who Was Affected By Camp Lejeune’s Water Contamination?

Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was found to have contaminated drinking water in 1982 before the most polluted wells were shut down in 1985. However, between 1953 and 1987, everyone on the base had the potential exposure to the contaminated water.

It’s vital to know who may have been affected by the issue and what it has meant for their life moving forward.


Veterans who were stationed at Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December 1987. Veterans may be able to receive disability benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. However, veterans may also have legal options. We’re listening to their stories and doing whatever we can to help those in need.


Civilians who were on the base for longer than 30 cumulative days during the 1953 – 1987 timeline may also endure the effects associated with water contamination.


Unfortunately, the effects of water contamination may have led to increased birth injuries and other problems. For military families living on the base or children born with defects, there may be legal rights in place. Be sure to discuss your specific situation with someone who might be able to help!

You must also show that you were significantly impacted by the water contamination. Aside from having 30 cumulative days on the base, you must have a diagnosis of leukemia, aplastic anemia, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, or any of the known conditions resulting from water contamination.

We want to hear your story and know what you’re going through. At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we work to help you understand your potential rights. We’ll explain everything that you can expect and discuss your options moving forward. In any case, we want to fight for veterans and their families when it matters most. Talk to one of our attorneys, and we’ll help give you a voice. We’re here for you.


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