The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 is ready to be passed into law, and if you or a family member were impacted by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune at any time from 1953 to 1987, you should not hesitate to get financial relief. Contact Leav & Steinberg, LLP at (212) 766-5222 immediately to be put in touch with a toxic tort lawyer who will ensure that you are duly compensated for you and your family’s past struggles.
What Happened at Camp Lejeune?
Camp Lejeune is a U.S. Military base in North Carolina, but during the mid-1950’s to at least the late 1980’s, the water on the site was highly contaminated with toxic chemicals including perchloroethylene and trichloroethylene (TCE). Anyone who spent time on the Camp Lejeune facility during the 1950’s to the 1980’s was likely exposed to the contaminated water through drinking, bathing, or cooking. Exposure to the toxic water has caused a wide variety of diseases, including many types of cancer. Lung cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer and leukemia are some (and certainly not all) of the cancers that people exposed to the water at the Camp Lejeune site were caused to endure. Additional illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, female infertility, and miscarriages have also been found to be caused by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. To make matters worse, the U.S. government was aware of the high levels of water contamination and chose not to do anything about it for decades, causing many more deaths and illnesses to members of the U.S. Marines and other people of all ages.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 Explained
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 allows for people exposed to the water at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 to sue the U.S. Government for financial compensation. Additionally, if a family member has passed away due to the water contamination at Camp Lejeune, the primary caretaker—such as a spouse, parent, or child—can sue on their behalf. In order to be eligible to sue under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, you or your family member must have spent at least thirty (30) days total at Camp Lejeune from the time period of August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987. Prior to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, those who wanted to sue for harms caused by their exposure to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water were unable to do so because of strict statutory requirements in North Carolina. Now, if you or a family member suffered an injury, illness, or death as a result of the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, you will be able to bring suit and finally get compensated for your hardships.
Contact Leav & Steinberg, LLP to Get Started
First, President Biden has to sign the bill for it to become a law. Once it becomes a law, all victims can bring suit and have their claims heard in court. Under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, any potential claimant has 2 years from the day the Act is enacted to file a claim. This means there is no time to waste, and considering Biden is expected to sign the bill any day now, you should be looking for representation now. Contact the experienced New York attorneys at Leav & Steinberg, LLP at (212) 766-5222 to be put in touch with an attorney who will get you the money that you deserve!