Between 1953 and 1987, toxic chemicals and carcinogens contaminated the water supply at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. As a result, thousands of Marines, their families, and workers on base suffered serious illnesses and other health complications. Now, those impacted are demanding justice.
Previously, anyone who contracted illnesses through toxic exposure at Camp Lejeune was barred from seeking reparations from the federal government. Fortunately, Congress has recently passed The Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which is part of the Honoring Our PACT Act, the most significant bipartisan bill in American history to address military service members’ exposure to toxic substances.
This bill prohibits the U.S. from asserting any immunity from litigation in response to a lawsuit regarding the toxic water at Camp Lejeune.
How to File a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claim
If you were exposed to the toxic water supply at Camp Lejeune, you may be eligible for compensation from the government.
To file a claim, you must prove you:
- Served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune or MACS New River for at least 30 days from August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987, and
- Contracted a medical condition related to time spent at Camp Lejeune
Steps to Take to Ensure You Receive the Full Compensation You’re Entitled to
Just because you meet the qualifications to receive compensation for your experience at Camp Lejeune does not mean you automatically receive the total payout that you deserve. This is why working with a trusted and experienced personal injury attorney is essential in your claims process.
An attorney at Henson Fuerst will thoroughly evaluate your case and provide expert legal representation, standing up for your rights and leaving no stone unturned for you to receive the compensation you’re entitled to.
Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Attorneys Who Will Put You First
If you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune during the water supply contamination, the U.S. government may have turned its back on you, but we never will. Contact our Camp Lejeune lawsuit lawyers today by filling out and submitting a contact form on our website or calling our office toll-free at 919-781-1107 for a free legal consultation.