Can I Get VA Benefits Related to the Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lawsuit?


There have been many serious and troubling instances of toxic water causing serious and catastrophic harm to people. Unfortunately, the personal injury attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers know that one of the worst examples of this is related to Camp Lejeune. Several dangerous illnesses or conditions have been identified as being caused by toxic water at this base, allowing veterans, reservists, and National Guard members who served at Camp Lejeune to potentially be eligible for compensation.

In order to be eligible for benefits, veterans and military members must meet certain requirements. This includes the following:

First, they must have served at Camp Lejeune for more than 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987.

Second, they must have developed one of the following diseases:

  • Adult leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or
  • Parkinson’s disease.

In addition to these diseases, there are 15 covered conditions related to Camp Lejeune that are also considered related, including breast cancer, esophageal cancer, female infertility, hepatic steatosis, miscarriage, neurobehavioral effects, renal toxicity, and scleroderma.

Third, they must not have received a dishonorable discharge for military service.

Despite the clear terms for eligibility, the overwhelming majority of claims had been long denied. This has forced many veterans – heroes – to have to fight back to recover compensation for their injuries. That’s not acceptable to us. You honorably served our Country, now let us champion your rights to recover the compensation that you deserve due to the toxic water and contamination at Camp Lejeune.

To learn more about how our experienced personal injury attorneys in northern California at Berg Injury Lawyers can help you, contact us today by dialing 866-928-4640 for a FREE consultation. Or reach out to us through our website at