Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps base in North Carolina and the site of significant water contamination at housing facilities, the base hospital, and recreational facilities for more than three decades. From 1953 to 1987, the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated through various industrial activities and off-base dry-cleaning facilities.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 was signed on August 10, 2022. This federal law is designed to make it easier for veterans and their families who have been injured as a result of exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Claimants have two years – until August 10, 2024 – to begin the claims process.
Compensation is available to veterans and their families who can prove that they were present at Camp Lejeune during the contamination period and developed certain diseases since that time. The following diseases are among the conditions for which compensation may be available:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease.
Veterans who have developed a variety of other diseases, including numerous types of cancer, may also be entitled to reimbursement for their medical bills.
The claims process starts with the submission of a written claim form to the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy in Norfolk, Virginia. The experienced lawyers at Ballin & Associates, LLC, will work with veterans and their families to submit the claim form, and then collect and file the necessary supporting documents. The documents needed include the veteran’s Report of Separation (DD214) form or other official military documents showing that the claimant was stationed at Camp Lejeune during the relevant time period, as well medical records relating to the illness suffered by the person making the claim. Contact our experienced injury attorneys if you or a family member became ill as a result of toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune. Since 1988, we have successfully represented veterans on a wide variety of cases. These cases are handled on a contingent fee basis which means no money is owed unless we are successful in collecting money compensation on the case. Contact us now for a free and confidential consultation.