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Camp Lejeune Justice Act Signed into Law

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 Camp Lejeune Justice Act – which has been a long time coming – has been finally signed into law.

Many individuals suffered tragic medical conditions and death due to their exposure to contaminated water.

The drinking water on base at Camp Lejeune was caused by the waste disposal practices by a dry-cleaning firm, wells contaminated by leaking underground storage tanks, wells contaminated by industrial area spills, and wells contaminated by waste disposal sites.  Read more about this.

Although examinations of the drinking water at Camp Lejeune began to reveal contaminants as early as the 1970s, no claim for damages has ever been successful due to procedural legal issues regarding statutes of repose.

Until now, no Marine Corps veteran nor family member nor civilian has been able to recover money damages.  Read this article.

When Marines and their families are on base, they should be cared for. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act provides retribution for the illnesses our nation’s heroes are having to endure.

If you decide to pursue a Camp Lejeune lawsuit, you may be entitled to: medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of companionship, and other compensatory damages. Note: any award received under this litigation will not limit or impede an individual’s continued or future entitlement to disability awards, payments, or benefits under any VA program.

The time frame to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit is limited, and it has already begun, so it is essential to act quickly. All injury claims that occurred before the passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 will have two years from the passing of the act to file their case. 

If you have one of the following illnesses or injuries, you may be entitled to compensation:

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Hepatic Steatosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • All Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Renal toxicity
  • Scleroderma

The VA has information available on its website.

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