Filing a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Under PACT Act 2022
On June 16, 2022, the U.S. Senate agreed to pass the Camp Lejeune Justice Act 2022, a federal mandate providing financial recovery to military, civilians, and families who lived and worked at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and developed health problems.
In anticipation of President Biden signing the bill into law (as soon as June 28, 2022) under the Honoring Our PACT Act, former Camp Lejeune residents who have developed an illness due to water contamination are now preparing lawsuits for financial compensation.
Who Can File a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit?
Anyone who meets the following two requirements will be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act 2022:
- Lived or worked at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987 – for at least 30 consecutive days, and
- Diagnosed with a health condition associated with Camp Lejeune water toxins
Health Conditions Caused by Camp Lejeune Toxic Water
The chemicals used in degreasers and dry-cleaning solvents, along with other local waste and industrial chemicals, contaminated the groundwater at Camp Lejeune. In 1982, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry reported numerous Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) at dangerous levels in drinking water. The VOCs included tetrachloroethylene / perchloroethylene (PCE), benzene, trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (DCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), and vinyl chloride.
Camp Lejeune water toxins are associated with a wide variety of health conditions. Those diagnosed with the following health conditions may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit:
- Renal disease
- Rectal cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Parkinson’s disease
- Ovarian cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Nerve damage
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Myelodysplastic syndrome
- Multiple myeloma
- Lung cancer
- Liver cancer
- Kidney damage
- Kidney cancer
- Immune disorders
- Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Hepatic steatosis
- Heart defects
- Esophageal cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Central Nervous System (CNS) cancer
- Breast cancer
- Brain cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Birth defects
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Note: This list does not include all eligible health conditions. If your health condition is not on the list, contact us online or call 888.878.9350 to learn whether your health condition qualifies for financial compensation.
Locations of Camp Lejeune Toxic Drinking Water
To be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit, you must have lived or worked at the Camp Lejeune military training facility. The facility spans 246 square miles near Jacksonville, North Carolina, and includes the following locations:
- Camp Devil Dog
- Camp Geiger
- Camp Johnson
- Camp Lejeune Military Reservation
- Cogdels Creek
- Courthouse Bay
- French Creek
- Greater Sandy Run
- Hadnot Point
- Holcomb Boulevard
- Hospital Point
- Marine Corps Air Station New River
- Montford Point
- New River
- Onslow Beach
- Paradise Point
- Stone Bay
- Tarawa Terrace
- Verona Loop Area
- Wallace Creek
Those eligible to collect financial compensation in a Camp Lejeune lawsuit include military members, civilians, family members, and anyone who developed health conditions or congenital disabilities from in utero exposure.
Can Veterans with Camp Lejeune VA Disability Benefits Still File a Lawsuit?
Yes! Veterans who receive VA disability benefits for Camp Lejeune-associated disabilities can still file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit. Winning a Camp Lejeune lawsuit will not affect your monthly VA disability payments. However, your VA benefits may affect your Camp Lejeune lawsuit payout. For example, the lawsuit settlement amount may be offset by any VA payments you have already received from the VA for the same Camp Lejeune disability(s).
How Do I File a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one were harmed by Camp Lejeune toxic water exposure, we are currently analyzing cases for claims under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act in preparation for its passing.
Unlike other personal injury law firms, the attorneys at Gang & Associates specialize in preparing Camp Lejeune water toxicity cases. We’ve helped hundreds of U.S. veterans win Camp Lejeune toxic water disability benefits for over a decade.
Our unique and critical understanding of the legal and medical evidence required to prove these difficult cases can mean faster payouts and maximized recovery amounts. Contact a Camp Lejeune lawsuit attorney today by using the online form or calling 888.878.9350.
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