Camp Lejeune Lawsuits
After denying 90,427 Camp Lejeune contaminated water claims and with 2,443 still pending, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is facing legal action. H.R. 6482, also known as the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 has been signed into law by President Biden as of August 10, 2022.
The bill “allows certain individuals to sue and recover damages for harm from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.”
If you were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, and you have been diagnosed with cancer or another water contamination-related health problem, do not hesitate to call Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC.
We have been fighting for the rights of victims since 1991, and we can start building your case immediately.
Call us at (502) 242-8877 to get started today.
What Happened at Camp Lejeune Contamination?
Camp Lejeune is a US Marine Corps base in North Carolina that exposed service members and their families to toxic water contamination for 4 decades. The water contained toxic chemicals, including:
- Industrial solvents
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Vinyl chloride
- Dichloroethylene (DCE)
- Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Perchloroethylene (PCE)
- Other chemicals
Exposure to these chemicals has caused a host of serious illnesses and negative health effects and led to the death of several service members and US Veterans.
What Are the Negative Health Effects Camp Lejeune?
The VA has established a presumptive service connection for service members and Veterans who spent 30+ days at Camp Lejeune and developed 1 of the 8 diseases below:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Parkinson's disease
If you have been diagnosed with any of these diseases, the federal government has acknowledged that contaminated water at Camp Lejeune caused your illness.
As such, you are entitled to compensation. Some service members and their families are eligible for disability benefits from the VA, and others may be eligible for damages under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. Family members who have lost loved ones may also be entitled to survivor’s benefits from the VA and/or damages from wrongful death lawsuits.
Veterans may be eligible for cost-free healthcare for certain conditions, as well. In addition to the 8 conditions listed earlier in this section, Veterans can seek VA treatment for:
- Esophageal cancer
- Breast cancer
- Renal toxicity
- Female infertility
- Lung cancer
- Hepatic steatosis
Individuals who have suffered from these conditions should also be able to file a lawsuit under H.R. 6482. Keep in mind that if you file a Camp Lejeune contaminated water claim under this bill, you will not be able to bring additional torts against the United States.
Speak to an attorney to determine your best course of action.
How Do I File a Claim for Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?
You may have already filed a Camp Lejeune contaminated water claim with the VA and had your claim delayed or denied. You may be learning about Camp Lejeune contaminated water claims for the first time. You may even be receiving VA treatment for cancer or another medical condition but seeking additional damages.
No matter your situation, your right to file a lawsuit against the federal government is forthcoming thanks to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, and you can start preparing your case today.
To file a claim for Camp Lejeune water contamination, speak to an attorney near you as soon as possible. If you are looking for a Camp Lejeune lawsuit lawyer, look no further than Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC.
Our founding attorney, Brett Oppenheimer, has over 25 years of experience, is respected by his peers, and is loved by his clients. He will be personally involved in your case from start to finish, and our firm will not charge you any legal fees unless you recover.
Clients Believe Brett Oppenheimer Is the Right Choice
Without your help & guidance, it would have been unbearable.Mark M.
Honesty & TransparencyChina H.
Brett & Laurie make their client's needs a top priority!Papaw Doug
Respected by His Peers, Loved by His Clients
Over 30 Years of Legal Experience
Personal Involvement From Start to Finish
No Recovery, No Fee