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Camp Lejeune was a military base in eastern North Carolina that was home to as many as 250,000 service members and their families between the 1940s and 1980s. Today, it is well-known as the site of one of the largest contamination scandals in U.S. history. The drinking water at Camp Lejeune was full of toxic chemicals like volatile organic compounds (VOCs), perchloroethylene, and trichloroethylene — each of which are known carcinogens. A 2014 study found elevated mortality hazard ratios at Camp Lejeune for several causes of death including cancers of the kidney, liver, esophagus, cervix, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin lymphoma and ALS. These facts make it clear that Camp Lejeune is something you need to know about if you have friends or family members who served there. Read on for some important information about the Camp Lejeune Justice Act and what it means for those affected by this tragic situation, including the right to now file a Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Exposure Lawsuit.
What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a federal law giving former residents of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, military, civilians and their families who were exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune the right to seek reparations from the U.S. government. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act prohibits the U.S. government from asserting specific immunity from litigation in response to any potential lawsuit for toxic water exposure on base.
Who Is Covered by the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?
If you were a former resident at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina at any time between 1953 to 1987, for at least thirty days, were born on or after 1988, consumed contaminated toxic water and have been diagnosed or suffered and developed: Leukemia; Aplastic Anemia and More Myelodysplastic Syndromes; Birth Defects; Bladder Cancer; Esophageal Cancer; Female Infertility; Kidney Cancer; Liver Cancer; Lung Cancer; Multiple Myeloma; Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; Parkinson’s Disease; Renal Failure (Permanent); Death, or Scleroderma. If you meet these conditions, you should quality.
What are your rights under the Act?
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act gives former residents at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune who were exposed to the toxic water the right to file a lawsuit and recover damages for harm and exposure to the contaminated water. The bill prohibits the US Government from asserting specified immunity from this litigation. The bill gives you a right (to sue the government for toxic water exposure) that you previously did not have because if you had filed a lawsuit it would have been barred under the specified immunity doctrine. The Act removed that bar and those exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune now have a remedy, and may contact a Camp Lejeune Reparations Lawyer for a free case evaluation. about a Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Exposure Lawsuit.
Is There a Time Limit to File Under the Act?
Yes. The deadline for a Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Exposure Lawsuit requires that any claim be filed within two years after the full enactment of the law, or within 180 days after the claim is denied by the Federal government.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a federal law that gives former residents at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune who were exposed to toxic chemicals during their time at Camp Lejeune the right to file a lawsuit and recover their damages. If you or a loved one were exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune, call a Camp Lejeune Reparations Lawyer today.
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