Camp Lejeune Claims for Bladder Cancer
As previously discussed on our blog, Marine Corps veterans, family members, non-military civilian workers, contractors, and any other person who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 are now entitled to recover money damages for harm from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
The VA and Agency on Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry have performed comprehensive studies that show that bladder cancer can be caused by specific contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune. Individuals who qualify for these new claims, however, must prove that their bladder cancer was caused by the contaminated water. The new law requires that it be at least as likely as not that the bladder cancer was caused by exposure to these harmful contaminants.
Learn more at the VA’s site.
If you or a loved one who qualifies under the new law were diagnosed with bladder cancer or passed away from bladder cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.
The timeframe to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit is limited, and the timeframe to file has already begun, so it is essential to act quickly. All injury claims that occurred before the passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act will have two years from the passing of the act to file their case. The bill became law on August 10, 2022, which means all of these claims must be filed before August 9, 2024 or be forever barred.
We encourage you to read our page to learn more, and contact our firm for a free and confidential consultation.
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