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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, is the site of an environmental and public heath disaster that may have affected more than one million people.  From 1953 to 1987, water supplies at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with a number of hazardous chemicals linked to a range of serious health conditions, including most cancers, birth defects, Parkinson’s, and other potentially life-threatening illnesses. 

Chad Maloney and his team at Goldberg, Goldberg & Maloney are actively fighting for Camp Lejeune victims.  We believe Marines signed up to serve their country at great risk to themselves.  They did not sign up to be poisoned, or have their families poisoned, by toxic drinking water. 

Image of brick sign reading Camp LejeuneYou may be eligible for compensation if: 

  • You spent 30 days or more at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River between 1953-1987 

  • This includes Marines, other servicemembers, their families, including children conceived at Camp Lejeune, and civilian employees or contractors working on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River 

  • Family members and next of kin can make claims on behalf of deceased relatives who were exposed to this toxic water supply  

Why Choose Chad Maloney and Goldberg, Goldberg & Maloney to Fight for You and Your Family? 

Because This Fight Is Personal for Us. 

  • EXPERIENCE MATTERS Chad is a former Marine Corps JAG Officer and a current trial lawyer.  Based on his experience, Chad is uniquely positioned to fight for Marines and their loved ones.  Review Chad’s full bio here.

  • RESULTS MATTER Chad and his team are trial lawyers with a proven track record of success fighting for injured people.  Review our results here

  • FAMILY MATTERS Chad comes from a Marine Corps family.  His father served in the Marines in the late 1960s as a Combat Engineer.  Chad’s father completed a 13-month combat deployment to Vietnam in 1968-1969.  Unfortunately, Chad’s father also spent time at Camp Lejeune and was exposed to the toxic water supply.  

Young person in military uniform in between two older peopleChad and his parents, Chuck and Carole Maloney, at Chad’s graduation from The Basic School, Quantico, Virginia. 

  • COMMUNICATION MATTERS Chad will be co-counsel on your Camp Lejeune case.  That means if you have questions or concerns about your case, you can call Chad and his team at Goldberg, Goldberg & Maloney for updates.  Unlike calling a number from a TV advertisement and reaching a person at a phone bank, when you work with Chad and his team, we treat you with dignity and respect.  Your case matters to us, and you matter to us. 

  • TEAMWORK MATTERS Chad and his team at Goldberg, Goldberg & Maloney have joined forces with a North Carolina attorney who first brought Camp Lejeune claims on behalf of victims and has led the charge in Congress to pass the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.  We’ve also partnered with a law firm that is a nationally recognized leader in environmental litigation, having successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of ground water contamination.  By combining Chad’s trial expertise and Marine Corps experience, with the subject matter expertise of our partnering law firms, we’ve created a team uniquely qualified to fight for you and your family.    

  • LEADERSHIP MATTERS Chad is co-leader of the Military Advisory Board for Camp Lejeune litigation, a group of veterans working with the team at Goldberg, Goldberg & Maloney and our partnering firms to ensure veterans and their families are taken care of.  We’re fighting for victims, not taking advantage of them.  

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History of Toxic Water Supply at Camp Lejeune 

For 34 years, Camp Lejeune’s water supply was contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  These contaminants entered the Camp Lejeune water supply from leaking underground storage tanks, industrial area spills, improper waste disposal, and solvents from a nearby dry cleaner.  The water contamination spanned the entire area of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, including base housing and training facilities.  The individuals exposed and injured by this contamination are not limited to people who spent time at Camp Lejeune.  Individuals working and living at the adjacent Marine Corps Air Station New River may also have been exposed.   

Map displaying the camp lejeune disability benefit coverage areaAnyone who served, lived, or worked at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River between 1953-1987 may have been exposed to these dangerous chemicals linked to serious illnesses.  If you, a family member, or a loved one has suffered health effects after spending time at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River, you have a limited window of time to seek justice and receive full and fair compensation for the harm caused.  Chad Maloney and his team at Goldberg, Goldberg & Maloney are here to help. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What health issues are related to Camp Lejeune’s water contamination?

It is well established that frequent or large exposures to pollutant VOCs in drinking water are linked to several serious health conditions, including cancer, neurological damage, and other illnesses.   

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease (ATSDR) has studied the water contamination at Camp Lejeune and its related health effects and published findings detailing the links between water contamination and a host of often fatal illnesses. 

Thousands of men, women, and children who were exposed to contaminated water during their time serving or living at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River have developed, and many died from, the following health conditions: 

  • Bladder cancer 

  • Lung cancer 

  • Leukemia 

  • Breast cancer 

  • Liver cancer 

  • Kidney cancer 

  • Parkinson’s disease 

  • Female infertility 

  • Miscarriage 

  • Multiple myeloma 

  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 

  • Esophageal cancer 

  • Hepatic steatosis 

  • Neurobehavioral syndromes 

  • Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes 

  • Renal Toxicity 

  • Scleroderma 

Why now? 

On August 10th, 2022, the PACT Act was signed into law.  As part of the PACT Act, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act was passed, granting anyone who served, lived, or worked at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River between 1953-1987, who has suffered or is suffering from illnesses or other health impacts caused by the toxic water contamination at Camp Lejeune, the ability to file lawsuits against the federal government for full and fair compensation. Upon signing this new law, the President of the United States said, “The PACT Act is the least we can do for the countless men and women, many of whom may be in this room for all I know, who suffered toxic exposure while serving their country.” 

How do I file a claim based on the Camp Lejeune water contamination? 

Please fill out an inquiry here, or call Goldberg, Goldberg & Maloney directly to schedule a call, in person meeting, or zoom meeting with Chad to discuss your case. 

What if I spent 30 days or more at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River from 1953-1987 but do not currently have any health concerns? 

You should still contact Chad and his team to talk about medical monitoring and what rights you have if health conditions arise at a later date due to your exposure to the toxic water supply at Camp Lejeune.  

What will filing a lawsuit cost me? 

All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis.  That means our clients never pay any up-front costs or fees.  We only get paid when we get you a recovery. 

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