Helping Veterans Harmed by Toxic Water at Camp Lejeune

The Camp Lejeune Claims Center was founded by health advocate Chris Carberg, whose father, USMC John Carberg, died from bladder cancer connected to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination. This issue is deeply personal to us.

We exist to help military veterans harmed by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune to get the financial compensation they deserve. We’re ready to help you — at no out-of-pocket cost to you or your family.

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Explore the legacy of John Carberg, a U.S. Marine who developed bladder cancer from exposure to contaminated water while living at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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I used to ask my dad, “What was it like when you were a Marine, or when you were formerly a Marine?” And he would correct me every time, he’d say, “You’re never formerly a Marine. It’s never something in the past. Once you’re a Marine, you’re a Marine for life.”

My name is Chris Carberg and my father was United States Marine John Carberg, who passed away from bladder cancer.

My dad was 17 years old when he joined the Marines. And his dad was a Marine, his brother was a Marine. It was something in our whole family that we were proud of. He lived on a military base.

My father was at Camp Lejeune for, I believe less than 60 days. He had no idea that there was anything wrong with the water.

And to think that people were spending their last moments, before they were deployed to dangerous situations, being poisoned is absolutely infuriating. We had families at Camp Lejeune. We had families on the base. We had mothers who were pregnant drinking that water.

What changed with the PACT Act and with the Camp Lejeune Act of 2022, is that for the first time, the government lowered and dropped its own immunity to being prosecuted. Veterans, their family members, they are able for the first time to file lawsuits against the government.

My dad never cared about his legacy, but what he cared about was his family. He cared about my mom, he cared about me and my sister. He cared about us. and I think that what he would want is what he always wanted. For his family to be taken care of, for my mom to be taken care of. My dad would never do something like this for himself, but he would do it for my mom in a heartbeat.

When my son and daughter ask me eventually, “What happened to Pop-pop?” I have to tell them the truth, which was that, “Well, Pop-pop was serving his country proudly. He did everything the right way, doing that that he could.” And now it’s our turn, it’s our turn to care for him and while he was sick and alive, we fought for him. We did our very best.

It’s our job as families to honor the memory of our loved ones by fighting on their behalf when they can’t fight for themselves anymore.

  • 4+ Toxic Chemicals
  • 34 Years of Toxic Exposure
  • 1 Million People Affected

Our purpose is to help you:

  • Learn about health issues stemming from Camp Lejeune
  • Pursue disability claims for VA benefits
  • Take legal action to get financial compensation

File a Camp Lejeune Claim

About the Camp Lejeune Claims Center

After decades of investigations, research studies, and tireless advocacy, new laws will allow Camp Lejeune water contamination victims to file lawsuits against the federal government.

Until now, most of the victims harmed by Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water were left with no legal options. This is because the federal government is usually protected from being sued by service members for injuries related to their military service. Instead, victims were referred to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to seek disability benefits, which were often insufficient. Many were even denied claims.

Thankfully, after decades of pushing back, the time may finally come for the victims of Camp Lejeune to get justice. The new Camp Lejeune laws could allow victims to pursue financial compensation through a Camp Lejeune lawsuit, no matter how far back they were exposed.

If you or a loved one lived or worked on the base for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, you may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit.

We Help You Get the Support You Deserve

Patients and families impacted by Camp Lejeune’s water contamination may be entitled to legal compensation and other benefits.

Our national team is standing by to help you understand your options and take action to get you the justice you deserve.

How We Can Help

From 1953 to 1987, the water at the Camp Lejeune United States Marine Corps (USMC) Base in North Carolina is believed to have been contaminated. People who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for a minimum of 30 days are at the greatest risk for developing health conditions. About 1 million people were exposed, including infants and children, who would be about 35 to 70 years old today.

Because of recent changes to the law, victims and their loved ones may have legal options, even if they are already receiving benefits or were denied in the past.

Contact the Camp Lejeune Claims Center now for a free, confidential consultation.

Call (866) 473-4764 or contact us today to learn more about filing a claim for financial compensation and other information important to those injured by Camp Lejeune water contamination.

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