Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
If you lived, worked or were stationed at Marines Corps Camp Lejeune from August 1953 and December 1987 you may have been exposed to contaminated water and be eligible for compensation.
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Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 is currently making its way through Congress. An estimated 900,000 veterans, family members and nearby civilians may have been exposed to unsafe drinking water due to toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune. The water contamination is linked to industrial spills, underground storage tanks, and an off-base dry cleaner and associated with a variety of health conditions.
The Act will allow people who were exposed to toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December 1987 to file suit in U.S. federal court and seek financial compensation for illnesses they suffered as a result of the contaminated water. Individuals exposed in-utero may also be eligible.
If you or a loved one believes they are entitled to compensation, contact the attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. to schedule a free consultation today.
Health Conditions Associated with Exposure
To be eligible you must have been exposed to contaminated water between Aug. 1, 1953 and Dec. 31, 1987 for at least 30 days and suffered from cancer or another serious health matter as a result of the exposure. Associated conditions may include:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
Will the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 become law?
The bipartisan bill has passed the House of Representatives and is expected to pass the Senate. If approved by both chambers of Congress, it will move to the president’s desk for a signature to become law.
What should I do if I believe I am eligible?
Contact us to get started. We will go over your case to determine your eligibility to seek compensation.
How much am I entitled to claim?
Every case is different, however, if this bill becomes law it will clear the path for an exception to the general rule that the federal government is not liable for injuries to service members.
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