If you or your family were at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Caroline between 1953 and 1987 and now have a disability that you believe was caused by the contaminated water, you may be entitled to compensation through the Department of Veterans Affairs or through the newly passed Camp Lejeune Justice Act.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act provides a federal cause of action for compensation for veterans and their family members who spent at least a month at Camp Lejeune. In order to show that the Camp Lejeune water contamination caused your disability, you will need to show three things:
This new federal cause of action also applies to children in utero. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry found that people in utero whose mothers drank the contaminated Camp Lejeune water were four times more likely to be born with a birth defect.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which is within the Honoring Our PACT Act, provides federal relief for Veterans and family members who were exposed to the contaminated water. Some of the illnesses associated with the Camp Lejeune water include:
However, there are many other illnesses that may have been caused by the toxic chemicals in the water at Camp Lejeuene and research continues to determine the association between the contaminated water and many other illnesses. If you or your family qualify for seeking federal compensation and have a disability that you believe is caused by the contaminated water you drank and bathed in, give our team of experienced attorneys a call today.
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