Camp Lejeune 


What is Camp Lejeune?  

Camp Lejeune is a military base in Jacksonville, Florida. This is one of the largest Marine Corps bases on the East Coast. This camp experienced one of the worst cases of water contamination in America. The water was contaminated by toxic chemicals for 35 years, 1952-1987 many people consumed toxic water before the problem was discovered. This caused many serious health problems and caused a lot of pain and suffering. Thousands of people were exposed to chemicals that are known to cause cancer. This includes lung cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, leukemia, and other illnesses.   


How was the water contaminated?  

The water contamination was caused by a leaking fuel tank. The leak started when two workers attempted to fix a hole in the tank. They did not use enough absorbent and the gas leaked downward into the water. More than 500,000 people drank from the water for 30 years.   


Do I qualify for disability benefits? 

To qualify for benefits you must have served at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune during 1952-1987. You also must have been diagnosed with Leukemia, Bladder cancer, Kidney cancer, Liver cancer, Multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or Parkinson’s disease. To receive benefits, you will need to file a claim for disability compensation and provide evidence. You will need your military records and medical records.   


Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 

This bill allows military families to receive compensation for the damage caused by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune. This bill recently passed the House of Representatives and now need the Senates approval. After the bill is passed families must file a claim within two years.   


How can we help? 

If you or a family member has been affected by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune contact Rudolph Migliore P.C. for a free case evaluation. Call 631-456-3483 or visit We are located at 353 Veterans Memorial Highway Commack, NY 11725