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Spring brings the promise of life and renewal, and is a favorite season of many for this reason. With longer days, more time in the fresh air, gardens blooming and a new season ahead, April often feels like a fresh start. Sadly, for many of our country’s veterans, a new season simply means continued suffering, no support, and worry about what comes next. A huge wave of servicemen and women battle chronic conditions, sometimes terminal, after their time on bases both here and overseas. With the ongoing Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit circulating through various legal and military outlets, many civilians are becoming more aware of these situations. Camp Lejeune victims certainly made an impact when they chose to come forward and fight for their rights in recent years.

Unsure of what we’re talking about?

Camp Lejeune victims were exposed to toxic water during their time on base.

Camp Lejeune is a marine base located in North Carolina. Between the years of 1953 and 1987, dangerous substances were leached into the water, yet left undisclosed to those who lived and worked at the base, resulting in catastrophic health repercussions to this day. Individuals who were impacted by these chemicals have been left to suffer for years with a myriad of serious health conditions and complications.

What are the health complications associated with toxic water exposure?

Veterans, their families, and contracted employees who worked on base were exposed to dangerous chemicals over long periods of time. Many of them suffered, or continue to suffer, from:

  • Leukemia (including Acute Myeloid Leukemia or AML)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Cancer (CNS)
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Cardiac defect
  • Epilepsy
  • Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis)
  • Female Infertility
  • Kidney Damage
  • Immune Disorders
  • Nerve Damage
  • Miscarriage
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Renal Toxicity
  • Scleroderma

Medical professionals continue to monitor patients’ health conditions to determine their ties to chemical exposure after time on base. The above list is not comprehensive, and only your doctor and/or legal team determine if your struggles resulted from your time exposed to toxic water.

What resources were available for victims and their families?

Up until recent years, very few resources were available. Our government has finally stepped up and claimed ownership of the issue, and is giving families the opportunity to step forward and fight for justice and compensation. With the passing of the PACT Act, veterans and/or their loved ones impacted by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune can file a claim under the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit.

Individuals now have the opportunity to receive disability benefits related to their exposure to these chemicals, and could also be eligible for compensation for the suffering they’ve endured since their exposure. What’s more, their families can file for damages like lost wages, lost support, emotional distress, etc. if their loved one died as a result of toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune.

The requirements for eligibility are simple:

Did you spend at least 30 consecutive days at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987?

Specific dates for eligibility are August 1, 1953, through December 31, 1987.

Do you struggle with ongoing health conditions or complications after your time at Camp Lejeune?

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Does your loved one continue to struggle with health complications after time at Camp Lejeune?

These can be from the above list or conditions your doctor suspects could be a result of toxic water exposure.


Did you lose a family member to an illness or condition associated with toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune?

Now, thanks to legal advocates fighting for these families, loved ones of veterans/Camp Lejeune victims can participate in the suit.

Who’s representing Camp Lejeune victims in Tampa Bay?

The team at Brooks Law Group is passionate about supporting our servicemen and women and believes our veterans deserve dignity and respect. We aim to protect their rights at all costs. They made huge sacrifices to protect our freedom. The least we can do is provide the support they need to fight against the injustices that have taken place and left so many of them to suffer silently for years. We are working hard to build cases for these veterans and their loved ones as they seek to get the help they were denied for so many years.

If you believe you were impacted by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune, we’re ready to discuss your case at no cost to you. Our no-obligation, FREE consultation will give you a chance to share your background. We’ll explain the ongoing lawsuit and what it could mean for you and your family. Call us and schedule your consultation or visit When veterans need someone in their corner, they know to Look to Brooks!

Steve was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. As was the practice for new doctors his father worked day and night during his medical residency at Charity Hospital there. Steve comes from a long line of doctors. His father, his grandfather, his great grandfather, even two uncles were all specialists and/or surgeons in their chosen medical specialties, including internal medicine specialist, obstetrics / gynecology, neurosurgery and general practice / surgery. His great-great grandfather was the Surgeon General of Ohio during the Civil War.