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Helping Veterans & Their Families Seek Justice for Water Contamination Injuries

Veterans and their family members who were exposed to latent disease via contaminated water at Camp Lejeune can now file lawsuits for related injuries. A new piece of legislation, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 expands the statute of limitations for filing such claims and offers potential legal protection and financial compensation for individuals exposed to dangerous groundwater at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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Who Can File a Camp Lejeune Injury Claim?

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 allows veterans and family members who resided on the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to file claims if they were exposed to and injured by contaminated water. This applies to those who were stationed at the base, worked on base, or resided on base for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.

Individuals who may qualify to file a claim include:

  • Base staff and personnel
  • Partners, spouses, children, and relatives of staff or applicable military members
  • Soldiers and cadets
  • The National Guard, reservists, and veterans

Between 1953 and 1987, the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with dangerous materials, such as benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene, or perchloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride (VC). Each of these materials has been linked to the development of cancer and can be harmful to humans, especially through regular exposure. Unfortunately, these harmful contaminants weren’t discovered until the 1980s.

Possible Injuries Associated with Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

The dangerous materials found in the groundwater at Camp Lejeune are categorized as highly cytotoxic volatile organic compounds, which can damage victims’ chromosomes and bone marrow cells. Eventually, this damage can result in the development of rare and dangerous diseases.

Exposure to Camp Lejeune base’s water supply has been linked to the development of serious illnesses, such as:

  • Birth defects
  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Infertility
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Renal toxicity
  • Scleroderma

How Can the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 Help?

Back in 2017, the Department of Veterans Affairs provided care for qualifying veterans in need of medical attention related to Camp Lejeune exposure and injuries. However, this failed to compensate veterans and their families fairly. Additionally, past legislation prevented the injured service members from filing suits against the Federal Government, and North Carolina law prohibited injury victims from filing claims more than 10 years after the incident took place. Unfortunately, because so many of the injured victims did not exhibit signs of exposure until more than a decade after residing at Camp Lejeune, this has prevented many ill people from attaining the support they need.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 opens up the statute of limitations, allowing claimants to submit their case in the next two years. After this time, the window to file claims will be closed, so we encourage you to take action today.

Get Started Today To Pursue Compensation and Justice

To file a claim, you must build a case that proves you, or a loved one, have suffered a serious illness, and that illness was caused by exposure to the toxic chemicals in the Camp Lejeune water. This last point can be difficult to prove, which is why it is crucial to gather vital medical information, proof of exposure, and, in some cases, expert medical testimony.

While the legislation does not allow for pursuit of punitive damages, those with successful claims can receive compensation for:

  • Lost wages or earnings
  • Medical bills
  • Ongoing medical care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

If you or someone you love suffered serious health issues as a result of exposure at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987, you may be eligible for compensation. We understand that no amount of legal action or monetary compensation can restore your health or the life of a lost loved one, but it can help bring peace of mind and comfort as you move forward. Our team is passionate about fighting for the rights of our clients, and if you think you have a case, we want to help.

Ready to learn more? Call (301) 804-6784 today to discuss your Camp Lejeune injury case with our attorneys.

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