Lawyers for Camp Lejeune Marines

September 1, 2022 | Ed Bernstein
Lawyers for Camp Lejeune Marines UPDATE: On August 10, 2022, President Joe Biden signed this bill into law. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 has been passed. Marines and their family members that were exposed to toxic chemicals and solvents may be entitled to compensation, and should act now. This exposure has been linked to multiple cancers, birth defects, serious health issues, and many wrongful deaths.

What Happened at Camp Lejeune?

Over the course of four decades, North Carolina's U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune provided contaminated drinking water, putting hundreds of thousands of people at risk for cancer and other serious illnesses. Between 1953 and 1987, two wells at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with harmful chemicals known to cause cancer and other severe illnesses. The contaminated drinking water was supplied to daycares, schools, to military families for drinking and bathing, to hospital patients, and many workers. 15 unique illnesses and medical conditions, including several types of cancer, reproductive problems, birth defects, and Parkinson's disease have been linked to Camp Lejeune water contamination. Over one million people worked and more lived in the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River, North Carolina between the years of 1953 and 1987. Marines and their families were exposed to toxic drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other harmful chemicals. Many of these chemicals were found at levels ranging from 240-3,400x the level permitted by accepted safety standards. In 1997, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) produced their findings with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) report, concluding that the water had been contaminated for over 3 decades. 

Steps to Take for Camp Lejeune Compensation

Step 1

1) Provide documentation that you were there. Did you or a family member work or live at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River during the time periods between 1953 – 1987 and reside on base for at least 30 days?  You must be a Veteran, family members or contractors who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River for at least 30 cumulative days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 to qualify.

Step 2

2) Provide documentation of your illness. Have you or a family member been diagnosed with cancer, neurological disorder, or other illnesses believed to be caused by the toxic contaminated drinking water? Please see the list below. Primary medical conditions and illnesses linked to this exposure include:
  • Leukemias
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis/Scleroderma
  • Major Cardiac Birth Defects
  • Kidney Disease
Additional health conditions linked to this exposure:
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Breast Cancer (Male & Female)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain/ CNS Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Hepatic Steatosis
  • Renal Toxicity
  • Miscarriage
  • Female Infertility
  • Neurobehavioral Effects
  • Scleroderma
  • Major Fetal Malformations
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Fetal Death
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Hodgkin Disease
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Birth Defects

Act Now

Compensation is available for your pain and suffering as a result of your illness and medical expenses related to your diagnosis and treatment. Even if you are a veteran who was denied disability by the Veterans Administration related to your service at Camp Lejeune, you may qualify for compensation. This opportunity comes with the passing of this law. There will be time limits for filing a lawsuit. If you were diagnosed more than 2 years ago, you must begin your lawsuit by August 10, 2024. Some circumstances may shorten this time frame, so act now to receive the justice that you deserve.

Lawyers for Camp Lejeune

Look to Ed Bernstein & Associates for the best Camp Lejeune lawyers. We will fight for you and help your family to receive compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation at 702-827-0423.


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.