Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville, North Carolina. From 1953 to 1987, Camp Lejeune’s tap water system was seriously contaminated. Base personnel and their families bathed in, and ingested tap water contaminated with dangerous chemicals at levels from 240-3400 times higher than allowed by applicable safety standards.
In 2009, the federal government began investigations into the water systems and the injuries reported by people affected by the Camp Lejeune water contamination. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control found that the contaminated water significantly increased the risk of multiple diseases.
Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022
On August 10, 2022, President Biden signed the PACT Act, which includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. The Act provides that any person exposed to Camp Lejeune’s water for at least 30 days during the period of August 1, 1953, through December 31, 1987, may file a lawsuit seeking damages related to various illnesses.
You Must Act Fast to Protect Your Rights
Our attorneys are experienced litigators who have successfully pursued thousands of cases similar to the Camp Lejeune water contamination cases. We take the stress off our clients and allow them to concentrate on their health.
We are currently investigating claims that meet the following qualifications:
- Injured person must have been exposed to the water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days during the period of August 1, 1953, through December 31, 1987.
- Qualifying diseases or illnesses:
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Other Cancers
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Birth Defects
- Not currently represented by another attorney.
The Act requires injured persons to file suit within two years after the Act became law (August 10, 2022) or 180 days after the claim is denied by the relevant federal agency. As with any serious injury case, the sooner you file, the better.
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If you or a loved one has been injured by Camp Lejeune water exposure, call us at 601-326-0874 for a FREE case evaluation. Chhabra Gibbs & Herrington has an experienced legal team dedicated to getting the compensation you deserve. Contact us now for a free evaluation.