Congress has passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. If you have health problems and you lived or worked at Camp Lejeune, you may receive compensation.
Bobby Jones Law is now taking cases representing victims and their families. Our lawyers for Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits can assist you in bringing your claim.
Do I Qualify for Camp Lejeune Compensation?
Anyone living or working at Camp Lejeune between 1953-1987 may qualify. Many health problems are included, including cancer.
Our lawyers are taking new cases. We are experienced professionals who handle the legal steps needed to receive compensation.
New cases are starting now. Contact the Bobby Jones Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers for a free and confidential consultation.
Who Can Bring a Claim for Camp Lejeune Compensation?
If you are a:
- Veteran, including the marines and other branches
- Other dependent
- Civilian Worker
- Military contractor
- National Guard
- Other person who spent time at Camp Lejeune
Then, you may bring a Camp Lejeune claim.
Compensation for Camp Lejeune Victims
Thousands of people lived and worked at Camp Lejeune from 1953-1987. During that time, they dedicated their lives to the service of their country. What they didn’t know was that they were also consuming toxic water.
Harmful solvents leaked into the water at Camp Lejeune. Victims were exposed by drinking, showering, and using the water in their everyday lives. For many, the outcome has been tragic. By the time the military acknowledged the problem, it was too late.
Now, there is a path to compensation for Camp Lejeune victims. While a small number of veterans may have received health care or disability benefits before, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act is about fair compensation for the harms and suffering that victims have endured. Compensation available through the new law is meant to fully recognize what has happened.
A victim must act to receive their payment. Our lawyers for Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits can represent you.
Camp Lejeune Medical Problems and Symptoms
Health problems that may have developed after time at Camp Lejeune include:
- Breast cancer (male and female)
- Bladder cancer, cervical cancer
- Lung cancer
- Infertility, miscarriage, birth defects
- Kidney cancers, kidney malfunction, and renal toxicity
- Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Multiple myeloma
- Heart attack, heart failure
- Thyroid issues and abnormalities
- Neurological malfunctions and conditions
- Hepatic steatosis, fatty liver disease
- Dental illness and disease, cancer of the mouth
As researchers learn more about the medical problems caused at Camp Lejeune, more health conditions are being recognized. Our legal professionals can assist you in gathering the medical documentation to support your claim.
What happened at Camp Lejeune?
As many as 500,000 people may have been exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune. Over time, serious health problems have developed from the long-term effects of harmful chemicals in the water.
What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act was signed into law in 2022. It creates a limited period for Camp Lejeune water victims to claim tort damages. The law creates legal standards and procedures for claims.
Camp Lejeune Justice Act Fact Sheet
- The Camp Lejeune Justice Act has been passed by Congress and signed into law
- Individuals who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for 30 or more days may qualify
- The qualification period on the military base is from 1953-1987
- Medical studies may be used to meet the burden of proof
- Disability benefits are not impacted by bringing a claim
- Government immunity may not be invoked as a defense
- Each claim begins with a notice, meaning benefits may be paid without a formal lawsuit
- Previous procedural roadblocks have been removed
- A victim must initiate a claim to receive compensation
- Time limits apply, so victims should begin right away
About Camp Lejeune
- Camp Lejeune is a military training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina
- The base is more than 156,000 acres, with 11 miles of beach available for training
- Construction of the facility began in 1941
- Water problems may have begun as early as 1953
- Solvents were dumped near base wells, despite warnings about toxicity
- At least two of eight water wells on base tested positive for volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Warnings were made as early as 1974. Officials ignored formal warnings about water quality problems in 1982
- Government officials no longer deny the serious nature of the water contamination and its impact on victims
- The Camp Lejeune Justice Act creates tort liability to benefit qualifying victims
- A victim may have representation from a lawyer for Camp Lejeune toxic water lawsuits
Toxins in the water at Camp Lejeune
Toxins may have leaked into the water at Camp Lejeune from on-base operations. Also, a nearby dry cleaning facility may have contributed. The dangerous substances found in the water are:
- Trichloroethylene (TCE) – A chemical manufacturing solvent also found in consumer products. It has no color at room temperature.
- Vinyl Chloride (VC) – Used in producing motor vehicles, pipes, cable coatings, and plastic goods, vinyl chloride can damage the nervous and immune systems. It may be inhaled.
- Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) – PCE is a chemical used in dry cleaning and the production of consumer products. It may smell sweet.
- Benzene – Despite wide use in a variety of plastics, drugs, and pesticides, benzene may be linked to cancer. It may float in water, but it evaporates in air.
Each of these chemicals was found in harmful levels in the water at Camp Lejeune.
Experienced Legal Representation for Camp Lejeune Survivors and Families
Bobby Jones Law is an experienced tort lawyer handling claims involving governments. We are currently taking claims under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. It is our goal to take on complicated cases and succeed.
New cases are starting now, and we invite you to contact us for your consultation.
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