Frequent Asked Questions about Camp Lejune Contamination Claims

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1.Question: How long must I have been stationed or living at Camp Lejeune to be entitled to file a claim?

Answer: The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 provides for Marines and their family who lived on the base for thirty (30) days to file a claim;

2. Question: Is there a statute of limitations to file a claim?

Answer: Yes. The Act provides for a two-year statute of limitations to file a claim.

3. Question: What evidence and documents are needed to substantiate a claim?

Answer: We will assist you with your specific claim, which includes evidence that you lived on base and your medical diagnosis.

4.  Question: What Hazardous Contaminants infiltrated Camp Lejeune water supply?

Answer: Camp Lejeune water was contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), namely trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE).

5. Question: How did the water supply become contaminated?

Answer: The contaminants got into the water supply from a dry cleaner off base, as well as leaks and spills on base.

6. Question: What are the known health effects to exposure?

Answer: The list of known health effects caused by exposure to VOC and TCE include, adult leukemia, kidney cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Parkinson’s disease, bladder cancer, cardiac defects, and liver cancer.

7. Question: Can I file a claim even if a previous claim for exposure was dismissed?

Answer: Yes. The Camp Lejuene Justice Act of 2022 allows claimants to file a claim even if their previous claim was dismissed.

8. Question: How much is my claim worth?

Answer: The value of each claim is based upon the diagnosis, disability and prognosis of each claim.

9. Question: Why would I chose George Baxter, Esq. to represent me over those bigger firms that advertise on television?

Answer: Many of the large television commercials are actually attorney referral agencies that refer you names as leads to other law firms who may not be experienced.

10. Question: Why Chose the Baxter Law Firm?

Answer: Two words: Experience and Winning. The Baxter Law Firm has four decades of winning experience, and that is experience you can trust. Mr. Baxter, a seasoned lawyer, will guide every step of the way. Your case will not be assigned to a paralegal or inexperienced lawyer. Mr. Baxter is a Marine Corps veteran, who served from 1969 to 1972. He understands the unique challenges that faced his generation of veterans. His dedication to you and commitment to winning is unparalleled.


For more than 30 years, The Law Office of George T. Baxter has been helping seriously injured clients win their cases and get their lives back on track. We take pride in our three decades of winning cases. There is no charge for a personal injury consultation and no legal fee unless we win your case.