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Camp Lejeune Water Lawsuits

Camp Lejeune Justice Act and Lawsuits

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA), signed into law on August 10, 2022, aims to provide relief to families affected by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune

For four decades, Camp Lejeune’s water supply systems were contaminated with over seventy harmful chemicals, including benzene, PCE, and TCE. These chemicals, found at levels far above safety limits, have been connected to higher rates of cancer. Numerous individuals, including Marines, their families, and civilian workers, were exposed to these toxicants through drinking and bathing water.  As a result there are a significant number of Camp Lejeune cancer cases.

Eligibility and Compensation

Even if individuals are already receiving medical benefits or compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for Camp Lejeune water-related issues, they remain eligible to file a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. Veterans and family members who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, may qualify to file a claim for cancer caused by water contamination. The Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes various forms of Camp Lejeune cancer, including leukemia, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

If a family member or loved one has unfortunately lost their life due to being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, there is a possibility for you to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit and seek compensation on their behalf. GDS Law Group, LLP can assess your eligibility to file a claim and guide you through the steps involved in the legal process.

Legal Action and Compensation

Filing a Camp Lejeune cancer lawsuit is the primary means to secure compensation for the suffering and loss resulting from exposure to toxicants in the water. These lawsuits are not class action lawsuits but are likely to be consolidated as Multi-District Litigation (MDL), where each claim will be evaluated individually based on the extent of suffering.

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