Congress is soon expected to pass the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. This legislation, when enacted, would allow people exposed to contaminated drinking water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station from 1953 to 1987 to sue the government and potentially recover damages for harm caused by the drinking water.
Decades of water contamination at Camp Lejeune have resulted in tragic medical conditions and death for an unknown number of people who were stationed and working at the base. For decades, victims and their families have attempted to seek justice. Most were denied compensation. Limited attempts were made by the government to compensate some victims with healthcare benefits, but thousands of other people suffering from health problems brought on by the contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune have been, until now, prevented from seeking compensation in court.
Hundreds of thousands of people served or worked at Camp Lejeune between the 1950’s and 1980’s and were exposed to the highly contaminated drinking water. Thousands of those are now suffering or have died due to several types of cancers and other serious health conditions. Many of these health problems developed while the victims lived at Camp Lejeune. However health problems arising from toxins in the water supply often don’t appear until years after exposure.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act was introduced to congress in November 2021. It addressed Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water and sought a path for justice for Marines and others on base who suffered as a result. With passage of the bill expected soon The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 will allow a two-year window for certain individuals to bring claims and recover damages for harm from exposure to contaminated water at the base.
At Saunders & Walker we believe the new law will pass soon and finally allow Camp Lejeune water contamination victims to receive fair settlement amounts for the harm inflicted upon them while they or a family member was serving our country. If you served, lived, or worked at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in North Carolina for at least 30 days between the years 1953 and 1987, and subsequently were diagnosed with leukemia, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Scleroderma, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, or a neurological disorder – you may be eligible for compensation.
Saunders & Walker will evaluate your case and offer legal assistance to any individuals who were harmed by exposure to the drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Please contact Saunders & Walker for a free consultation today at 1-800-748-7115 to discuss your legal options. All conversations will be kept strictly confidential.
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