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Legal Questions (FAQs)

  1. Are there any class action lawsuits going on that you know of?
  2. Does the Marine Corps have any liability for any link that may be revealed between the water at Camp Lejeune and childhood illness?
  3. I think my medical condition/disease is related to the water at Lejeune. What should I do?
  4. What do I need to file a claim form against the Government? Can you help me?
  5. Whom can my attorney contact?

1. Are there any class action lawsuits going on that you know of?

ATSDR is not aware of any class action lawsuits. However, the USMC is accepting claims against the government based on the water contamination at Camp Lejeune. You can obtain forms from the Navy Judge Advocate General's office by calling 1-202-685-4600.

2. Does the Marine Corps have any liability for any link that may be revealed between the water at Camp Lejeune and childhood illness?

Interested parties should contact the USMC at at 1-202-685-4600 or at clwater@usmc.mil. The USMC also has a website: https://clnr.hqi.usmc.mil/clsurvey/.

3. I think my medical condition/disease is related to the water at Lejeune. What should I do?

You may want to talk with an attorney to decide what to do next.

4. What do I need to file a claim form against the Government? Can you help me?

The Federal Tort Claims Act provides a system for submitting claims alleging personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death. The requirements and procedures for filing these claims are published in the Code of Federal Regulations at 32 C.F.R. § 750.

For your convenience, these regulations may be accessed on the Internet at www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr. In particular, 32 C.F.R. § 750.27 discusses documents required in support of claims.

Beyond informing you of these regulations, ATSDR cannot provide advice concerning a particular claim you might have. To the extent you feel you may need additional advice to help you file a claim, you may want to consult a private attorney who can exclusively represent your interests.

5. Whom can my attorney contact?

Attorneys may call 1-202-685-4600 or write to the following address:

Department of the Navy
ATTN: Code 15
Office of the Judge Advocate General
Washington Navy Yard, Bldg 33
1322 Patterson Ave SE Suite 3000
Washington DC, 20374-5066

 
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