Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims
Shine Lawyers is fighting for justice on behalf of members of the Australian Defence Force and former U.S. Service members residing in Australia, who served at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River in North Carolina, and were exposed to contaminated water.
If you served at Camp Lejeune or New River for more than 30 days between 1 August 1953 and 31 December 1987, you and your family could be eligible for compensation. Read on to find out how Shine Lawyers can support you with your claim.
About the Camp Lejeune & New River water contamination
In 1982, the presence of toxic chemicals were discovered in wells which supplied drinking water to the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River communities, including residential housing, childcare facilities, schools and hospitals. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of people, including service members, their families, staff and other on-base personnel were exposed to the contaminated water between 1953 and 1987 - many of whom developed serious illnesses and adverse health conditions.
What illnesses and adverse health conditions are connected to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and New River?
The toxic chemicals discovered at Camp Lejeune and New River are connected to the following cancers, adverse birth outcomes and other serious autoimmune and inflammatory diseases:
Other kidney diseases
How to file a claim for Camp Lejeune and New River water contamination
If you served at Camp Lejeune or New River for more than 30 days between 1 August 1953 and 31 December 1987, and suffered a serious health condition, Shine Lawyers is here to help.
Our team of legal experts can help you and your loved ones to claim compensation, and access the financial and medical support that you deserve. We’ll provide you with an obligation-free claim review, and process your claim to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act in the United States on your behalf.
Our team is led by Dan Mori who, after serving almost 30 years in the US Marine Corps, is renowned for his work challenging the US military system.
It is important to note that time limitations do apply, and all claims must be received prior to 10 August 2024. To ensure your claim is processed on time, please contact us on 1800 778 782 as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can enquire via the online form below.
You may be eligible for compensation
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Which toxic chemicals contaminated the water at Camp Lejeune and New River?
The toxic chemicals discovered included at the Camp Lejeune wells included Benzene, Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and vinyl chloride, at levels that were between 200 to 3000 times the levels permitted by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.
What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?
In 2022, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act was introduced to provide compensation to veterans and their families who were exposed to the toxic water source and developed serious illnesses and adverse health conditions.