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The PACT Act and the included Camp Lejeune Justice Act have allowed military veterans to seek compensation for being exposed to toxic water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. There is only a brief two-year opportunity to take legal action, though, so you can’t delay.
If you were exposed to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune as a military service member or a family member of a veteran, then you should call (844) 383-0565 now to speak with Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. in Pittsburgh. We are proud to offer our legal services to anyone who served at Camp Lejeune and fell seriously ill or lost a loved one because of the time spent there.
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Camp Lejeune Justice Act Eligibility
You could be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune toxic water exposure lawsuit if you:
- Served, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987.
- Were exposed to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days total.
- Were diagnosed with cancer or a chronic disease; or,
- Were born with a birth injury and your parents spent time on Camp Lejeune; or,
- Lost a loved one to a fatal illness and they spent time on Camp Lejeune.
Other requirements may apply. You might also be eligible to file even if you aren’t sure that you meet these eligibility requirements. The best way to get a clear answer is to dial (844) 383-0565 and speak with a Camp Lejeune Justice Act lawyer from our law firm.
Why is Camp Lejeune Water Dangerous
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) conducted a safety study of the water at Camp Lejeune. It found that two water treatment plants were circulating contaminated water, likely for the entire time that they were in operation. The water was contaminated with several forms of volatile organic compounds or VOCs. With this discovery, it became clear that possibly millions of people between 1953 and 1987 were unknowingly exposed to unsafe VOC levels at Camp Lejeune.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes VOCs are carcinogens or likely carcinogens, depending on the specific type. Repeated or heavy exposure to VOCs can cause chronic and/or terminal illnesses.
Diseases and health complications linked to the VOCs in Camp Lejeune’s water include:
- Bladder cancer
- Higher risk of birth injury
- Higher risk of miscarriage
- Kidney cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Prostate cancer
- Scleroderma or systemic sclerosis
According to the ATSDR study, VOC levels at Camp Lejeune could sometimes exceed 400 times the EPA’s minimum “safe” exposure limit. Also, one study found that people who stayed at Camp Lejeune were 300% more likely to be diagnosed with certain types of cancers and diseases than people who spent no time there. This study and others like it have convinced health groups, legislators, and the American people that Camp Lejeune’s water has undoubtedly caused tens of thousands of people to suffer lifelong illnesses or untimely deaths throughout the decades.
Camp Lejeune Justice Act Benefits
Signed by President Biden, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act makes it easier for eligible parties to file compensation claims against the federal government.
Specifically, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act:
- Prevents the federal government from using specific defenses that are often used in toxic exposure lawsuits.
- Allows claimants two years from the Act’s signature date to pursue a claim, which overrides any previously expired statute of limitations.
With the Camp Lejeune Justice Act’s benefits, you can now file a claim and demand compensation based on your unique losses and suffering. Importantly, you can file a Camp Lejeune Justice Act claim even if you already received separate benefits for illnesses caused by Camp Lejeune toxic water exposure, as provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Time is Limited – Please Act Now
You now have less than two years to file a Camp Lejeune Justice Act claim if you or a loved one were exposed to the toxic water at Camp Lejeune. Don’t lose your chance to seek justice and compensation. Let Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. show our support for our troops by handling your case from start to finish. It’d be an honor to fight for you, just as you have for our country.
Call (844) 383-0565 or contact us online for more information about Camp Lejeune lawsuits.
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