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CAMP LEJEUNE WATER CONTAMINATION LAWSUIT

Our firm is currently evaluating potential cases for veterans, civilian contractors, and/or family members who resided or were employed at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River throughout August 1953 and December 1987 and have been diagnosed with cancer or other serious conditions/illnesses.

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, neurological disorders, or other illnesses as a result of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, call us today for a free consultation. Control Starts with a Call – 800-800-4600.

FORMER RESIDENTS OF CAMP LEJEUNE MAY SOON BE ELIGIBLE FOR COMPENSATION

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in March of 2021. If signed into law, this bill will allow former residents or visitors of the Marine Corps facility Camp Lejeune, located in North Carolina, to potentially seek compensation from the government for harm caused by exposure to contaminated water.

WHAT IS THE HONORING OUR PACT ACT?

The Honoring Our PACT Act, is a proposed bill that would allow service members and their families who were harmed or died as a result of their exposure to toxic substances during military service (1) in specified locations and (2) on specified dates to be eligible for Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) medical care.

On June 16, 2022, soon after the Senate passed the Honoring Our Pact Act, the White House issued a formal statement commending senators for their “overwhelming” support of the legislation. President Biden notably states in the announcement that the new Camp Lejeune legislation will provide legal recourse to victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune. The Senate bill will now be brought back to the House for re-approval. This should be a quick process, as the Senate’s amendments are not presumed to be controversial.

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WHEN WILL THE HONORING OUR PACT ACT BE SIGNED INTO LAW?

With approval from the House, the bill will then immediately be sent to President Joe Biden. Due to his formal statement on June 16th, he is expected to sign the bill into law within a short period of time.

The US government acknowledges a relationship between the base’s contaminated drinking water and a number of significant conditions in military personnel and their families who resided there between 1953 and 1987. However, due to a North Carolina rule that limits court claims against polluters like the base, military families and citizens exposed to the water have been unable to sue for damages. This is expected to, rightfully, change soon.

CAN I FILE A CAMP LEJEUNE LAWSUIT?

Financial compensation for workers, soldiers and their families who meet the following requirements may soon be available.

  • Veterans, family members, or contractors who spent time between August 1953 and December 31, 1987 at Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River.
  • Individuals diagnosed with cancer, neurological disorders, or other illnesses as a result of drinking contaminated water at Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River

Fill out the form on this page or call our office at 800-800-4600 to see whether your family is qualified for a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination lawsuit settlement.

CAMP LEJEUNE WATER CONTAMINATION LAWSUIT CRITERIA

Between 1953 and 1987, more than one million people that were employed or resided at Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River in North Carolina were exposed to contaminated water containing dangerous chemicals and solvents. Many of these chemicals have been related to cancer and other major health problems.

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit Criteria includes, but is not limited to:

Cancer:

  • Breast cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

 

Other Diseases:

  • Birth defects
  • Miscarriage
  • Female infertility
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Renal toxicity
  • Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver disease)
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Scleroderma
  • Neurobehavioral effects

 

 

WHAT IF A POTENTIAL CLAIMANT DIED AS A RESULT OF WATER CONTAMINATION AT CAMP LEJEUNE?

Deceased individuals, regardless of when they passed, may also be eligible for a claim through their family or representative. If the death was caused by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, their family may be able to recover damages.

HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO FILE A CLAIM REGARDING CAMP LEJEUNE WATER CONTAMINATION?

It is critical that you file your claim as soon as possible.

Individuals who qualify will only be able to file claims within a short time frame from the date this bill is signed into law. Therefore, you need to act fast. Every claim has a strict timeline that needs to be followed. Failure to take the necessary steps could result in your claim being dismissed.

WE HELP INJURED PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES

Hughes & Coleman Personal Injury Lawyers are committed to helping veterans and their families. Your initial consultation is free, and there are no fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation on your behalf.

You defended our country. You were faithful your whole career, now you’re owed the same faith. Let us advocate on your behalf and assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 800-800-4600.

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