If you served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina, you may have had contact with contaminants in the drinking water there. Scientists and Doctors have shown that those exposed to the drinking water at Camp Lejeune may become sick from a variety of different illnesses as a result.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act enables Veterans and family members who have suffered from Camp Lejeune water contamination to seek compensation through filing Camp Lejeune water lawsuits.
The time period for exposure was between 1953 and 1987, during this time the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with harmful chemicals known to cause cancer and other severe illnesses. These are some of the illnesses that are caused by exposure to the contaminated drinking water:
In 2012, the United States government passed the Americans Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act. This law automatically gave veterans and their families who were exposed to contaminated water supplies and suffered disabilities benefits while on base.
However, there are requirements for qualification. These requirements include:
In many cases, these benefits will cover the costs of medical care for all injuries and disabilities. Unfortunately, the benefits you are entitled to when experiencing the effects of water contamination aren’t always approved. Your claim could be denied for countless reasons.This is where the help of a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit attorney can help.
At Astalaw we are providing a free, no-obligation case reviews with an attorney handling national Camp Lejeune water lawsuits. We work on contingency, meaning you will never pay legal fees unless we win compensation for you. Don’t hesitate to call us if you or someone you know was possible exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.