New Law Provides Funding for Marines and Their Families Who Suffered an Illness after Spending at Least 30 Days at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1988
Marines and their family members who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between 1953 and 1988 may have been exposed to dangerous toxicants in drinking water, causing cancer and other serious illnesses. Two water systems serving residential areas, workplaces, barracks, a hospital, and a daycare used contaminated water for decades. Until the passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, persons and family members harmed by Camp Lejeune water were unable to seek justice or compensation. Now, persons and family members of persons who developed cancer or other serious illnesses as a result of Camp Lejeune water can file a claim.
Veterans and their families are seeking clarification of the qualifications required to participate in a Camp Lejeune Justice Act lawsuit. Our law firm offers free, no-obligation, confidential consultations to anyone who feels they may have a claim, but we have outlined the basic qualifications in this section. In general, these are factors that are considered in each Camp Lejeune water lawsuit claim.
You may be able to file a claim even you if were previously denied by the VA or received money from a VA claim
Lived or Worked at Camp Lejeune: Over the course of four decades, two different water systems at Camp Lejeune were tainted with harmful chemicals and toxicants. Any person who lived or worked on the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune for at least thirty days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 may qualify to file a claim.
Exposure to Carcinogens and Toxicants: Camp Lejeune water was contaminated by several different sources, including an off-site dry cleaning facility, leaking underground fuel storage, and onsite industrial cleaning operations. Not all the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated, but those who were exposed to the harmful water likely came into contact with toxicants and chemicals at dangerous levels. If you or a loved one were exposed to the contaminated water, you may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune claim.
Cancer or Another Serious Illness:Camp Lejeune water contained known carcinogens and other chemicals dangerous to human health. At this time, the Department of Veterans Affairs links the following conditions to Camp Lejeune water exposure: Esophageal cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, leukemia, ALS, myelodysplastic syndromes, renal toxicity, hepatic steatosis, female infertility, miscarriage, scleroderma, and neurobehaviorial effects. If you or a loved one suffered from one or more of these conditions, you may qualify to file a Camp Lejeune Justice Act claim for damages.
For persons and family members of persons who meet these qualifications, it is likely you will be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune Justice Act claim for water contamination. There are multiple reasons to file a claim. First, Camp Lejeune water lawyers can assist you in accessing the compensation your family has long deserved. More meaningful than that to some is the opportunity to hold the federal government accountable for the egregious harms caused to servicemembers and their families. Decades after Camp Lejeune water contamination was remedied, persons harmed by this tragedy finally have an avenue to pursue justice.
Attorneys offering free, no obligation Camp Lejeune lawsuit case review are available to speak with you and your family about your circumstances. To learn more about filing a lawsuit, please fill out the simple form on this page.
Disclaimer: The Overholt Law Firm, PC, 2505 College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28412. Overholt Law will associate with OnderLaw, LLC for these claims. OnderLaw, LLC and its attorneys are not licensed to practice law in North Carolina. Any and all potential Camp Lejeune Justice Act claims and causes of action are strictly limited to federal law tort claims exclusively created under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, and OnderLaw, LLC will not pursue any North Carolina state law claims or causes of action. OnderLaw, LLC attorneys are licensed to practice law in the states of Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Tennessee, Florida, and California. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Past results afford no guarantee of future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.