Damages you could recover in a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit include medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. You may also be able to recover wrongful death compensation if your loved one died from an illness linked to Camp Lejeune.
If you or your family member suffer from a health condition caused by on-base toxic water exposure, you have the right to pursue justice. A Camp Lejeune lawyer with our firm can assist you with taking legal action.
How Much Is Your Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit Worth?
The amount of compensation you can receive depends on factors specific to you and your case, including the cost of your medical treatment, the severity of your health condition, and how your illness affects your life and overall well-being. However, in general, available damages may include:
You can pursue awards for past, current, and future medical treatment related to your Camp Lejeune water contamination illness. Compensation may cover diagnostic testing, doctor and hospital fees, surgeries, medications, radiation and chemotherapy, rehabilitation, long-term care, and in-home health services. We can help you obtain medical records, insurance records, bills, and receipts to establish your right to compensation.
If your health condition has kept you from working, you can recover your lost income and job-related benefits. You can also seek compensation for your lost earning capacity if your illness forces you to change jobs, reduce your workload, or leave the workforce. We can prove your right to compensation using pay stubs, tax records, and testimony from vocational and economic experts.
You can recover non-economic damages to make up for the intangible ways your condition has impacted your life. You can seek awards for severe and chronic pain, scarring, disfigurement, disability, depression, anxiety, stress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Estimating non-economic damages is more complicated than adding bills and receipts. It may help if you start keeping a journal chronicling your physical pain, mental and emotional state, and ways your condition interferes with day-to-day activities. We can use this information to help us negotiate appropriate compensation.
Wrongful Death Damages
If your loved one died from an illness caused by Camp Lejeune water contamination, you may qualify for wrongful death compensation. Qualifying survivors may recover their loved one’s medical expenses and funeral and burial costs. Survivors may also pursue awards for the loss of their loved one’s support, services, care, companionship, and guidance.
Who Can Pursue Camp Lejeune Damages?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 allows those harmed by Camp Lejeune toxic water exposure the opportunity to recover damages through a lawsuit. You can take legal action if:
- You served, worked, or lived on base at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 cumulative days between August 1953 and December 1987
- You have a health condition linked to the contaminated water exposure at Camp Lejeune
Our attorneys can listen to the details of your case and gather proof of your condition.
How Long do You Have to Seek Camp Lejeune Compensation?
You generally have two years from the date the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 was enacted to file your Camp Lejeune lawsuit. Some exceptions could apply to this statute of limitations, however. Getting started early with an attorney who has experience in Camp Lejeune cases could benefit you.
An attorney with our firm can tell you more and help you pursue your case before time runs out.
How Our Firm Can Help You Pursue Damages After Camp Lejeune Water Exposure
If you qualify to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit, our team can work with you by:
- Collecting proof to establish the connection between your illness and the water contamination at Camp Lejeune
- Speaking to your doctors and gathering your medical records
- Gathering documents that prove you suffered economic and non-economic consequences because of Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water
- Completing all the paperwork necessary in your case for you
- Answering any questions you have about how the process of seeking compensation works
You don’t need to navigate the legal process alone while you handle your Camp Lejeune illness. Allow our team to support you as you seek to recover your damages.
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Contact us today to learn more about how our attorneys can help you recover damages in a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit.
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