Camp Lejeune Justice Act

Update 6/16/22: The Senate has passed the Honoring our PACT Act bill today. Since the bill was amended in the Senate, the House must approve the amended bill before heading to President Biden to sign.

Update 6/13/22: Motion to invoke cloture on Tester substitute amendment to the Honoring our PACT Act passed 78-17. The Senate will resume discussion on the bill at 11:00am Tuesday, June 14th.

Update 6/9/22 Honoring Our PACT Act : The senate will vote on an amendment on Monday, June 13th. Debate starts at 3pm EST.

Background: Located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, Camp Lejeune is an active Marine Corps training base. Nearly one million Marines and their families stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 were exposed to harmful chemicals due to water contamination. It is estimated that the water had 240 to 3400 times the levels permitted by safety standards.

Congress is currently considering legislation, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which would be a federal remedy to provide Veteran victims and their families with long-needed judicial relief for suffering caused by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune. If enacted, the new law would allow Veterans and their family members to seek compensation for suffering caused by exposure to contaminated water.

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Camp Lejeune Justice Act Legislation Status

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act passed the House of Representatives on March 3, 2022 as part of H.R. 3967 – Honoring our PACT Act. The bill is currently in the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, which held a hearing on the bill on March 29, 2022. Before becoming law, the bill needs to pass the Senate and get the President’s approval.

Eligibility for Camp Lejeune Justice Act Legal Action

The bill proposes the following requirements for an individual to bring legal action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina:

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Conditions Connected to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Exposure to the contaminated water has been linked to a long list of diseases and disabilities, including serious health problems for children who were exposed while in the womb.

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VA Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water

Veterans exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 may be eligible for monthly VA disability benefits.

Berry Law can help qualifying Veterans to appeal disability claims and seek other benefits related to Camp Lejeune water contamination. We work with veterans and their families nationwide. Contact us today to discuss your case.

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