Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits
Call Our Camp Lejeune Justice Act Lawyers Today
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act has passed Congress and was recently signed into law by President Biden. In doing so, potentially tens of thousands – or more – military veterans, their family members, and military contractors will be able to file claims against the federal government for exposing them to unsafe drinking water. The window to take action will only be two years once the act is signed, so you do not want to miss your opportunity.
Act right now by calling (916) 520-6639 and speaking with a member of Kershaw Talley Barlow. We can help you understand your options under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act if you served, lived, or worked at United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for at least 30 days (not necessarily sequential), and were later diagnosed with a severe illness or cancer. You could be compensated for your pain, suffering, and financial losses, but you must first file a claim. Let us be your legal guides and thank you for your service to our country.
Start right now by filling out the Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Exposure Lawsuit form (see below). Information submitted to Kershaw Talley Barlow is kept confidential under attorney-client privilege.
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Why the Camp Lejeune Justice Act is Important
Filing a claim or lawsuit against the federal government is difficult. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is important because it is designed to remove some of that difficulty for the people who have been harmed by toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune.
Due to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act:
- The federal government may not use specific defenses usually used in toxic exposure litigation.
- Claimants who would normally be barred by the usual 6-month statute of limitations on such cases can still file a claim during the two-year lookback window.
The current plan to handle the Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits is to have them all filed with one court. The resulting legal situation will be highly complicated and contentious. If you or your family were exposed to unsafe drinking water at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more, and you want to file a claim for compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, then it is highly advisable that you start working with one of our attorneys now. We can ensure that your case is not lost in the confusion that is sure to happen soon.
Cause of the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
Two water treatment plants at Camp Lejeune were contaminated by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and did not properly treat the water for decades, between 1953 and 1987. It is believed that leaking fuel, poorly managed onsite waste disposal, and commercial and industrial waste management on adjacent properties contaminated the water supply at Camp Lejeune. Drinking or using the contaminated water—or even inhaling its steam—put countless people in danger.
When the federal government first became aware of the contamination, nothing was done to warn the people serving, living, and working at Camp Lejeune. This alleged intentional and negligence conduct will be an important point in the many Camp Lejeune Justice Act lawsuits which are likely to be filed .
Dangers of Camp Lejeune Drinking Water
VOCs (we should use the words which VOC represents) are recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and global health organizations as dangerous through direct exposure. It is believed that millions of people at Camp Lejeune were exposed to the unsafe water, thousands have fallen ill, and at least hundreds have passed away due to health complications caused by it.
VOC exposure can cause the following health problems and more:
- Various terminal cancers
- Higher risk of birth injury
- Higher risk of miscarriage
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Scleroderma or systemic sclerosis
(For a full list of known health risks caused by VOC exposure at Camp Lejeune, please see the Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Exposure Lawsuit form provided below.)
Who Can File a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit?
Kershaw Talley Barlow is here to help you determine if you will have the right to file a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act now that it has passed Congress. You don’t have to worry about the legal details when we are here to guide and represent you.
You may be entitled to compensation and justice if you:
- Served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1st, 1953 and December 31st, 1987.
- Used the potable water there for at least 30 days (does not have to be consecutive days).
- Were diagnosed with a severe illness or cancer (see full list below); or,
- Were born with a birth injury to parents who spent time at Camp Lejeune; or,
- Lost a loved one to a terminal illness linked to VOC exposure at Camp Lejeune.
Standing Up for the Marines of Camp Lejeune
As someone who bravely served our country, if you are eligible, you deserve to participate in the benefits and compensation provided under the by the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. Please allow the toxic exposure attorneys of Kershaw Talley Barlow to stand up for you and handle your Camp Lejeune Claim and help you through this complex litigation process. . With our law firm leading the way, you can pursue the justice and compensation you deserve while avoiding much of the stress that litigation presents.
Call (916) 520-6639 or use the Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Exposure Lawsuit form below. Start exploring your legal options now, so you will already be ready once the Camp Lejeune Justice Act is officially signed into law.
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