The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 (or 2021-22) is a law that makes it easier for individuals exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune to sue for the compensation they deserve. As U.S. Congressman Greg Murphy explains, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 “eliminates burdensome red tape to ensure that those exposed to toxic chemicals…can receive their day in court.”
You could file a lawsuit under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 if you served time at the Marine base in Jacksonville, N.C., between Aug. 1, 1953, and Dec. 31, 1987. A lawyer can lead your case so that you can continue to focus on recovery.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 Prevents the U.S. Government from Claiming Sovereign Immunity for Camp Lejeune Claims
Sovereign immunity is a powerful legal protection that shields state and federal governments from litigation. This is the “red tape” that prevented countless victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune from getting full and fair compensation for their damages.
With the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, the federal government has waived sovereign immunity for Camp Lejeune water contamination claims. This is a major development that means you have full freedom to sue for illnesses caused by toxic water at Camp Lejeune.
Who Does the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 Cover?
The U.S. Congress explains that you may be eligible to file a lawsuit related to water contamination at Camp Lejeune if:
- You were a service member, family member, or staffer who spent at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December 1987
- You developed an illness that is linked to Camp Lejeune’s toxic water supply
If your loved one passed away from an illness linked to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, you may be able to recover damages as a beneficiary of a lawsuit.
What Damages Can Victims of Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune Be Compensated For?
Every person affected by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune suffers different damages. However, the dry-cleaning agents that poisoned the water supplies at Camp Lejeune are hazardous to human health, so many victims of that contamination have suffered serious illnesses.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes the link between the toxic water at Camp Lejeune and:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Parkinson’s disease
These are not the only conditions formally linked to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. If you have developed other cancers not listed above or another serious illness after spending time at Camp Lejeune during the qualifying time period, our firm wants to speak with you. We will work with medical experts to determine if your health problems could be the result of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
Serious health conditions like these can cause:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that the cost of cancer is high at an individual and societal level. Whether you suffer (or suffered) from cancer or another serious illness linked to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, you could recover damages for:
- Hospital stays
- Medical equipment
- Any other medical services or products your illness requires
Although the VA should provide medical benefits to all injured veterans, we’ll seek compensation for medical care that it has yet to cover.
Medical ailments associated with water contamination at Camp Lejeune can cause:
- Temporary or permanent income loss
- Missed opportunities for bonuses and promotions
- Diminished earning power
- Other monetary losses
These professional damages can cause you significant financial hardship; suing for your damages may give you much-needed financial relief.
Pain and Suffering
Being diagnosed with a serious illness or having a loved one suffer from an illness can cause:
- Emotional distress
- Physical pain
- Suicidal thoughts
- Lost quality of life
- Other pain and suffering
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 has opened the gates for victims to seek compensation for these economic and non-economic damages. You can continue to focus on your health and well-being while a lawyer from our firm fights for your financial recovery.
Should I Hire an Attorney to Help Me File a Camp Lejeune Claim?
Hiring a lawyer may be the right option for you, but only you can decide whether to hire an attorney. If you retain our firm to lead your Camp Lejeune-related claim, you can:
- Keep your attention on any treatment you are receiving
- Let our attorneys use their experience in your favor
- Avoid any potential stress and worry that might occur if you handled your Camp Lejeune claim on your own
Our team understands the details of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, and we’re ready to start your claim.
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Veterans and their loved ones deserve justice for the contamination they experienced at Camp Lejeune, and they deserve justice now. Do not wait any longer to fight for the benefits you deserve, as the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 is a green light that allows you to move forward with a claim.
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