Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits

Call us today to learn more about the Camp Lejeune lawsuit.

Thousands of military service members and their families were exposed to contaminated water while working and living at Camp Lejeune. Many have reported serious health conditions due to exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

If you or a loved one lived on Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and developed a health condition due to using or drinking the water, you deserve compensation. The personal injury lawyers at Eltringham Law Group are now accepting cases in the Camp Lejeune contaminated water lawsuit.

What is the Camp Lejeune Water Lawsuit About? 

Camp Lejeune is a military base in North Carolina. It serves as a temporary residence for Marine Corps members and their families. It can accommodate as many as 170,000 people.

Contaminants were found to be present in the water between 1953 and 1987. It is unclear how the contaminants got into the water, but they may have been sourced from a nearby dry-cleaning facility.

People living at the base suspected contamination and warned officials of the issue on several occasions, but no action was taken.

What Contaminants Were in the Water at Camp Lejeune?  

Four different contaminants were found in the water in connection with the Camp Lejeune drinking water lawsuit. These include:

  • Benzene: An industrial solvent commonly used to manufacture plastics and a known carcinogen.
  • Trichloroethylene: A solvent used in the manufacturing of chemicals and consumer products.
  • Vinyl Chloride: A chemical used to manufacture cars, pipes, and plastic products known to cause nerve damage, weaken the immune system, and decrease bone strength.
  • Tetrachloroethylene: This dry-cleaning agent and solvent that can be found in a variety of consumer products.

What are Common Health Problems Associated with the Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Lawsuit? 

People who lived at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 were diagnosed with health problems including the following:

  • Various types of cancer, including cervical cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, lung cancer, and kidney cancer
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Renal toxicity
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Scleroderma
  • Female infertility and miscarriage
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Dental issues
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Neurological issues

If you are dealing with any of these conditions due to the Camp Lejeune water contamination, do not hesitate to contact the Eltringham Law Group at 561-944-6742 to get the compensation you are owed.

Who is Eligible to File a Camp Lejeune Drinking Water Lawsuit?

The following people are eligible to file a Camp Lejeune water lawsuit:

  • Military members
  • Veterans
  • Family members
  • Contractors
  • Reservists
  • National Guard
  • Others working on the military base

Anyone living or working on the base for at least 30 days between the years of 1953 and 1987 will be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune contaminated water lawsuit if they can prove that they acquired a medical condition because of the water exposure.

What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a pending law that provides cash compensation to people who developed a medical condition due to Camp Lejeune water exposure.

In the past, veterans could collect disability if diagnosed with one of eight diseases linked to the contaminated water. Military members and their families could be covered for health care expenses to treat these diseases. But the victims could not collect cash damages.

The act would remove legal barriers preventing victims from getting cash compensation. It would eliminate barriers such as the North Carolina State of Repose while creating a jurisdiction to adjudicate claims in the United States Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. It also waives sovereign immunity, which prevents citizens from suing the government.

While the law is not yet in effect, lawmakers are working to get it passed quickly.

How Much Compensation Can I Get from My Camp Lejeune Drinking Water Lawsuit?

The amount you can collect from your Camp Lejeune contaminated water lawsuit will vary depending on your condition and the amount of your losses. Victims may be compensated for:

  • Emotional damage
  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Wrongful death

Get in touch with the Eltringham Law Group to find out how much you can be compensated for.

Will Compensation from a Camp Lejeune Drinking Water Lawsuit Affect My Disability Benefits? 

No law states that you can’t collect disability benefits and compensation for a Camp Lejeune contaminated water lawsuit. If you are already collecting benefits that cover medical care to treat a condition related to Camp Lejeune water contamination, they may be reduced depending on the outcome of the case. However, if applicable, you will still be able to collect damages for emotional anguish, loss of wages, and loss of earning capacity.

Can I File a Claim if I Was Previously Denied Disability Benefits?

Yes. The Camp Lejeune contaminated water lawsuit does not involve the same standards as a disability claim, so you may be compensated even if you were previously denied benefits.

Disability only covers certain conditions incurred due to water contamination. The current act looks at various conditions, making it possible for more people to be compensated.

To claim damages, you must prove that your medical condition was caused by exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, The Eltringham Law Group can help you gather the necessary evidence and build a strong case.

The Eltringham Law Group Can Assist with Your Camp Lejeune Contaminated Lawsuit Case

If you or a loved one has been affected by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, do not hesitate to reach out to The Eltringham Law Group.

The Eltringham Law Group has years of experience representing clients in a variety of personal injury cases. We have a record of winning results and a reputation for treating the people we represent like family. We won’t charge you a penny unless we win your case.

The water contamination at Camp Lejeune has negatively affected the quality of life for thousands of innocent people, including those who put in hard work to serve their country. If you or a loved one has incurred damages while living at the military base, contact the Eltringham Law Group to get the justice you deserve.

What Our Clients Say

Our Reviews

Our clients love the personalized attention we give every case. Read what they have to say:

See All Reviews

5 star review

I usually never leave reviews, good or bad, but for this instance, I most definitely had to. David and Marnie were both AMAZING. They made me feel comfortable and confident in their ability to resolve my case. I was walking in a crosswalk and was hit by a vehicle resulting in having to go to the hospital. I sustained injuries from this that I am still in the midst of dealing with. I contacted the firm and was able to speak with them via zoom immediately. I decided to sign with them on a Monday evening (3 days after my accident) and by Tuesday afternoon (the very next day) my case was settled. And settled for the very max that was able to be obtained. I attribute a lot of this to not only the expertise of the firm, but the relationships that Marnie has built with her experience working as a lawyer within a major insurance provider, which just so happened to be the insurance provider involved in my case. This is incredibly atypical for a case to be settled this quickly, especially with this outcome. It has been two weeks to the day today that my accident has happened and my case has already been resolved. I am blessed and more than happy that I decided to hire this firm. Every case is different, but I can bet that this firm will handle your case with care and the utmost professionalism. I pray I never have to go through a situation like this again, but if I did, I wouldn’t hesitate to call this law firm. Thank you guys very much!!


5 star review

I highly recommend Eltringham Law Group to anyone seeking legal advice after having a car accident. David Eltringham and his entire staff gave me the personal attention I needed during a very difficult and painful time. David took the extra steps needed to ensure that I received the medical care I needed as well as the financial compensation I deserved. Harold Torres, Paralegal updated me every step of the way. Thank you Eltringham Law Group!

Laura Lauri

5 star review

I had such a great experience with Eltringham Law Group! I was always kept in the loop and the experience was so personal. I was always in close contact with Teresa who was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Eltringham Law Group again and again – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!!

Alex Peacock

Recent Case Results



November 2021



March 2022



March 2022



March 2022

Proudly Serving The Entire State of Florida & Beyond


We’re highly invested in your well-being – you don’t pay for our experience or services unless we get you a settlement. Contact us today to schedule a free review of your case.

Free Consultation

services offered throughout Florida


Working With Us

Lighthouse™ is a system unique to Eltringham Law Group – Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys, it’s what makes us different from other personal injury attorneys. We built this program to hold our own attorneys accountable and make sure our clients are getting the care and consideration they deserve.

sign up phase 1

Client Onboarding
Client Onboarding

The client meets with our Lighthouse Concierge Team to discuss the details of their potential case. A dedicated Lighthouse Team Member is assigned to the case to gather information and maintain constant communication with the client.

discovery phase 2

Investigation Case Analyzer
Investigation Case Analyzer

The assigned Lighthouse Team Member gathers and assess all information related to the case. A majority of the information is processed, paperwork is submitted and any questions/concerns the Lighthouse Team has for the client are clearly communicated and addressed.

Client Success Maximizer 3

Client Success Maximizer
Client Success Maximizer

The client meets with their Lighthouse Concierge Team Members to conduct a full review and explanation of the process. Both legal and medical records are reviewed and our team sets realistic and achievable expectations for the client.

Phase 1 Medical 4

Phase 1 Medical
Phase 1 Medical

The client is undergoing treatment at this point of the process and the Lighthouse Concierge Team maintains consistent communication to monitor the treatment scheduled. Additional medical referrals and testing may be required at this point if recommended by the current medical provider.

Phase 2 Medical 5

Phase 2 Medical
Phase 2 Medical

The client finalizes initial medical treatments that may include referrals to specialists, medical procedures, further testing and/or additional treatment recommendations by their medical providers.

Resolution or Litigation 6

Resolution or Litigation
Resolution or Litigation

The Lighthouse Concierge Team is in communication with those involved with and/or responsible for the damages incurred in your case. Two possible outcomes at this stage are 1) an achieved settlement agreement or 2) the inability to achieve a fair settlement that will result in the Eltringham Law Group filing a law suit on your behalf.

Post-Settlement Process 7

Post-Settlement Process
Post-Settlement Process

The case has completed and an agreement/resolution has been achieved with maximum in the best interest of the client. The Lighthouse Concierge Team meets with the client to fully explain the results and work diligently to finalize their case.

ELG logo white scaled