For over 30 years, the water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was contaminated with toxic chemicals known to cause cancer and other chronic conditions. Hundreds of thousands of servicemembers and civilians drank, bathed in, cooked with, and swam in that water. The government knew about the contamination by the early 1980s but failed to warn the victims that they were at increased risk for serious health problems.

On August 10, 2022, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act became law. Within minutes of the bill’s signing, Keller Postman attorneys began filing actions against the government to obtain compensation for victims.

“The veterans and military families poisoned by the water at Camp Lejeune have waited long enough for their day in court. My team has been preparing for this day for months; we don’t want to waste a single minute,” said Keller Postman Partner Zina Bash, who leads the litigation along with Managing Partner Warren Postman.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act gives Marines, their families, and other civilians the first real opportunity to sue the government since the water poisoning began at Camp Lejeune almost 70 years ago.

Qualifications for a Camp Lejeune Claim

The Justice Act covers individuals who were “exposed (including in utero exposure) for not less than 30 days” between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 to water at Camp Lejeune supplied by the government. If exposure to the water injured you or a family member , you may qualify for a claim. Please see the FAQs below to learn more.

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Our Team

Meet the attorneys leading the Camp Lejeune litigation.

Warren Postman
Managing Partner
Zina Bash
Fred Messner
Director of Camp Lejeune Operations
Noah Heinz
Kathrene Perakis
Assistant Director of Camp Lejeune Operations

Working with Keller Postman

Victims of Camp Lejeune have been waiting decades for their day in court. At Keller Postman, we are helping lead the litigation and are ready to pursue your claim quickly and effectively.

Unmatched Attorney Team

Managing Partner Warren Postman and Partner Zina Bash lead the case. They have three Harvard degrees between them and both clerked on the U.S. Supreme Court. Learn about our award-winning team here.

Track Record of Success

We have secured meaningful recoveries for more than 500,000 clients in the last three years alone. We take on the most powerful defendants in the world, including the federal government, and put power on your side.

Deep Knowledge of the CLJA

We were directly involved in the effort to enact the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. Our lawyers helped to educate key decisionmakers on Capitol Hill about the importance of the Act and what exactly it would mean for veterans, their families, and others poisoned by the water.

Significant Government Experience

These claims will be filed against the U.S. government. Our lawyers have experience working with the Department of Justice and other federal agencies, and we know those agencies will take Keller Postman attorneys seriously.

Best Service & Lower Costs

We make things easy for you. We’ll gather the evidence you need with the lowest burden on you. And with a large client base, we will have efficiencies to reduce costs and the leverage to pursue the best outcomes we can for our clients.

Court-Appointed Leads

The Court overseeing the Camp Lejeune litigation appointed Keller Postman Partner Zina Bash to co-lead the litigation and serve as Plaintiffs' Government Liaison. Keller Postman is positioned to help deliver justice to our clients.


What is the status of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?

President Biden signed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act into law on August 10, 2022. For the first time since the water poisoning began at Camp Lejeune, victims may now sue the government for injuries they suffered as a result of their exposure to the base’s contaminated water.

If you were exposed to the water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1953 and 1987—whether you lived at Camp Lejeune, worked there, or otherwise spent time there—the bill gives you the right to sue the government for harm caused by the water.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act does not list specific diseases that are covered.  Anybody can sue if they were exposed to the toxic water for at 30 days between 1953 and 1987.  However, certain diseases are more closely associated with exposure to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune.

Here is a list of some of the medical conditions and diseases that the government itself has linked to Camp Lejeune toxic water exposure.  Please know that this is not an exhaustive list.  If you were exposed and suffer from a different disease, you may still be entitled to compensation:

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Cardiac birth defects
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Female breast cancer
  • Female infertility
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Hodgkin’s Disease
  • Hypersensitivity Skin Disorder
  • Intestinal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Leukemias
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Male breast cancer
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Non-cardiac birth defects
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Renal toxicity
  • Soft tissue cancer
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Thyroid Cancer

Again, even if a condition or disease is not listed above, it may still have been caused by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune and, if so, we will help investigate.

No. If you are already receiving VA benefits or other compensation for injuries caused by the poisoned water at Camp Lejeune, the bill would still give you the right to sue—and you would not lose your benefits.

We will pursue your claim on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no upfront payment, fees, or expenses until we win your case and recover money on your behalf.


Click here to learn more about the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, including who the Act applies to and what the Act allows.

Click here to learn more about the water-poisoning at Camp Lejeune and the history of contamination.

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